Apr 23, 2014
Falcon Brody Greig Named Canada’s Top College Athlete
April 22, 2014, Vancouver, BC – Langara congratulates Falcons point guard Brody Greig, who has been named as the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Athlete of the Year across all sports.
The star student-athlete led the men’s basketball team to a historic victory at this year’s CCAA National Championships, in a thrilling 88-86 final against the Red Deer College Kings. Greig kept the Falcons alive in the final moments of the match, sinking seven free throws in a row in the last 30 seconds. The 6’3” Richmond native averaged a “triple-double” at the tournament, with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists per game.
The win secured the Falcons’ first national basketball title in 15 years, and Greig was named MVP of the tournament. His honours this season also included:
- Three-time PACWEST Athlete of the Week
- PACWEST 1st Team All-Star
- PACWEST Player of the Year
- PACWEST Provincial Championship Gold Medalist
- PACWEST Provincial Championship MVP
- CCAA National Championship MVP
- CCAA All-Canadian
Greig, 24, was presented with the award in his home gym on April 22 by Langara President Dr. Lane Trotter.
“I’d like to thank my teammates and coaches,” Greig said. “And of course I’d like to thank the CCAA, not only for recognizing my personal achievements, but for recognizing the hard work and success of my team.”
Greig is spending the summer working for his family’s business and looking for opportunities to play professionally.
“Brody is a natural leader and an incredibly talented athlete,” said men’s basketball head coach Paul Eberhardt, who is helping scout opportunities for Greig. “He’s been a key contributor to the team’s success this year, and we’re so proud he’s been recognized for his dedication and skill with this award.”
Each year one male and one female athlete are chosen from across all CCAA sports to be recognized as Athlete of the Year. The last Langara Falcon to be recognized with the award was soccer player David Griffith in the year 2000.