Feb 3, 2015

Vancouver, BC – The Langara Athletics Department is pleased to announce that they have representatives named as finalists in three categories for the 49th Athlete of the Year Awards. The annual ceremony is hosted by Sport BC, a nonprofit sport federation that represents more than sixty provincial sport organizations across British Columbia.

Nominations are submitted by provincial and multi-sport organizations, high schools, colleges, and universities. Finalists and winners are selected by a committee of BC sportswriters, broadcasters, and amateur sport leaders. The Langara finalists for this year include men’s basketball coach Paul Eberhardt for Male Coach of the Year, men’s basketball player Brody Greig for College Athlete of the Year, and the 2013-14 Langara Falcons men’s basketball team for Team of the Year.

“We have been very fortunate over the years to have had great individual and team success at both the Provincial and National level, and this past year was no exception,” says Jake McCallum, Langara Athletic Director. “To have finalists in three categories at the 49th Annual AOY Awards is a tremendous honour and we are extremely proud of their very long list of accomplishments.”

The winners will be announced at the 49th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Ceremony on March 12, 2015 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The ceremony and gala dinner will recognize BC’s best amateur athletes, coaches, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2014 season.

“The Athlete of the Year Awards…is the longest standing sport recognition event in Canada,” according to founding organization Sport BC. “Awards in 17 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials for their performance and contribution to sport in our province. The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success and recognizing some of BC’s growing talents.”