Mar 30, 2010

Langara College human kinetics instructor Kathleen “KC” Emerson has been awarded the Daryl Thompson Award by Sports BC for her contribution to sport. The award recognizes a British Columbian who has contributed to sports in an extraordinary way over an extended period of time. Emerson will receive the award on March 31st at the 44th Annual Sports BC Athlete of the Year Award Ceremony.

“This award is extremely prestigious,” said Ajay Patel, Department Chair for Human Kinetics, Langara College. “Previous winners have included Rick Hansen, John Furlong, and Terry Fox. It is a wonderful recognition of the hard work KC puts into anything she does. This award reflects her contribution, not only to sport, but also in a number of areas including Langara College.”

Emerson, an instructor at Langara College since 1990, is an active supporter of triathlon provincially and nationally. Beginning in 1991, she quickly established herself as one of the top competitors in Canada. She competed in the ITU World Championships in 1994 and 1997 and was named Triathlon Canada’s age group Athlete of the year in 1997.

In addition to her personal athletic achievements, Emerson successfully coached and managed several provincial and national teams including Team Canada at the 1999 Pan American Games. She also served as the Vice-President of Triathlon BC from 1993 to 2007 and as a board member of Triathlon Canada from 1993-1997.

Congratulations to KC Emerson for her remarkable contribution to Canadian sport.

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