UBC student and Edmonton native Annamay Pierse has been named female athlete of the year. Pierse swins for UBC and broke the 200-metre breaststroke short-course record during Canadian Spring Nationals. Pierse competed for Canada this summer in Beijing. Pierse had an incredible performance at CIS nationals this year - winning the 50-, 100- and 200- metre individual breaststroke events.
The male athlete of the year is U of A volleyball player Joel Schmuland. Schmuland led the Golden Bears to the national championship and an undefeated season. Schmuland caputed CIS volleyball player of the year and won tournament MVP at nationals. The 6 foot 7 power hitter finished his career at the U of A with 3 national championships.
Each athlete won a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship.