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Athletics awards

Andy and Helen Andrews Memorial Award
This endowment was established in memory of Harold Norman "Andy" Andrews who was with Douglas College fro 1972-1984. He was Vice Principal of the McBride Campus and Director of Program Planning and Development. The recipients of this award must demonstrate significant athletic achievement in combination with outstanding academic performance. The award is available for one female and one male student athlete registered with Continuing Education in a Campus Life sponsored athletic program. Applications are available through Campus Life.

British Columbia Wrestling Association Award of Distinction
The British Columbia Wrestling Association is a non-profit organization that was created in 1979. Douglas College and the British Columbia Wrestling Association partnered to create this award to support student wrestlers. 

Centaur Products Sports Award of Distinction
This award is made possible by Centaur Products Inc. and is given to recognize athletic excellence. Candidates must be participating in a two-semester sport at Douglas College and be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits. Selection of the students is made by the Douglas College Athletic Department.

Coach Frick and Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award of Distinction
This award was previously called the Coach Frick Wheelchair Basketball Award of Distinction. In 2016, Coach Frick teamed up with Rick Hansen to re-establish the fund with a purpose of recognizing student athletes who have been identified as difference makers.  A difference maker is someone whose leadership inspires others to take action and who is passionate about using their spirit to ignite the talent of others. The energy of a difference maker empowers others to believe in their own potential, and removes the barriers of society to create a more inclusive world, as has been demonstrated by the work of Tim Frick and Rick Hansen.

Columbia Integrated Health Centre Award of Distinction
Dr. John Dang, Clinic Director of Columbia Integrated Health Centre, established this award in 2014 to celebrate and recognize student athletes who, during the course of the season and from within their respective sports, have sustained an injury and have undergone rehabilitation to return to pre-injury status. An active sportsman himself, he personally relates to athletes who suffer injury and are faced with the challenges of overcoming such physical adversities to return to competition. As a clinician, having treated many injured players, he knows first-hand the mental and physical commitment necessary to return to sports. In honour of such determination and passion for athletics Dr. Dang is proud to recognize these student athletes with this award.

Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction
The Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction was created in 2015 by Dave Seaweed, the Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator at Douglas College. Dave is a Douglas College alumnus of the Sport Science program.  His first job at Douglas College was running intramurals while working with student athletes.  In his current role at the College he continues to work with these departments and stays active in the community as a referee and coach for basketball. Dave decided to combine all of his passions and create an award that supports Aboriginal students, Student Athletes, and either the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs.

David Munro Basketball Award of Distinction
The candidate(s) for this award must have participated in the Best in the West Basketball SuperCamp. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership both on the court and in the classroom. Student recipients must be positive role models and possess a strong work ethic.

Douglas College Athletic Awards of Distinction
The purpose of this fund is to use the interest to provide financial assistance to students who are members of Douglas College varsity teams. Eligible candidates must participate in a two-semester sport and be recommended by their coaching staff. Applications are available through the Athletics Department.

Douglas College Rugby Award of Distinction
Douglas College Rugby awards shall be distributed to selected student-athletes in either the Fall or Winter semesters. Potential recipients must submit a letter to the executive of the United Rugby Club detailing their previous experience and future aspirations in the sport of rugby, by April 30 of each year. Successful applicants must be registered students at Douglas College or entering Douglas College in either the upcoming Fall or Winter semesters; demonstrate above average skill and dedication in the sport of rugby; and commit to full participation in the club rugby program. Consideration shall be given to those demonstrating financial need.

Freedom 55 Financial Fitness and Community Wellness Award of Distinction
The Freedom 55 Financial Fitness and Community Wellness Award of Distinction was created in 2016 to recognize and reward students who share the company’s values and make a difference in their community. Through this award Great West Life on behalf of Freedom 55 Financial, a Division of London Life Insurance Company, hopes to create community awareness of their company and allow recipients to access potential career opportunities.

Gail Moore Memorial Award of Distinction
The Gail Moore Memorial Award of Distinction was created in 2008, in memory of Gail Moore, by her family to support female golfers in BC. Gail was a well-known amateur golfer who was a three-time Canadian Junior Champion, a two-time Canadian Amateur Champion, Canadian Open Champion, three-time member of Canada's World Amateur team, and three-time member of Canada's Commonwealth Team. Throughout her career, Gail earned positions on 21 provincial teams and seven national teams. As a result of her many accomplishments and contributions to golf, Gail was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Golf Hall of Fame, and the PNGA Hall of Fame. Sadly, Gail lost her battle with cancer in 1993 at the age of 49. Her husband Jim, and their three children, Dana, Julie and James, established this award in her memory.

Jesse Penner Memorial Award of Distinction
The Jesse Penner Memorial Award was created in 2006 in memory of Jesse Penner by his family. The fund was then changed to an Award of Distinction in 2016 with the purpose of supporting members of the Douglas College Men’s Baseball Team, preferably those who demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and team spirit.

Jordan Kornberger "Bleed Green" Memorial Award of Distinction
Established by the Douglas Students' Union Athletes council in 2015, the Jordan Kornberger "Bleed Green" Memorial Award of Distinction was created to recognize student athletes who demonstrate characteristics similar to Jordan, such as leadership, school spirit and a strong work ethic. Jordan was a member of the Douglas College Baseball team, and supported of all the College's teams. He is remembered for his charismatic personality, dedication to the game, and endless love for his Douglas College family. The award will be given annually to one male and one female athlete who represent Douglas College.

Katy-Cole McGilligan Men's Basketball Award of Distinction
The Katy Cole-McGilligan Men's Basketball Award of Distinction (previously a Bursary) was established in 2004 to reward and recognize Douglas College students who were members of the Men's Basketball Team.  In 2015 this award was expanded to include all student athletes although keeping a preference to members of the Men's Basketball team. Katy Cole-McGilligan is a local athlete who demonstrates courage, strength of character and a passion for sports and was a strong student. The award is presented to student athletes who demonstrate similar characteristics.  

Kruger Award
The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibers, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students.

Margaret Mason Women's Basketball Award of Distinction
Margaret Mason established this fund in 2007 to support women students playing on the basketball team at Douglas College. Mason played varsity basketball away from home and it was a financial challenge for her parents who, at one time, had three children away at school.  She understands the commitment involved in playing a sport at the college/university level and the hours involved which makes it difficult to get part-time work. Her award is designed to support the commitment shown by a female basketball athlete who is also able to excel academically. 

Peter & Kathleen Kerr Memorial Award of Distinction
Nicki Kerr established this fund in 2005 in honour of her father Peter Kerr, a professional soccer player, who competed in England, Scotland and South Africa. In 2015 her mother, Kathleen Kerr, passed away and Nicki updated the fund to honour both of her parents. This award rewards and recognizes student athletes, on any Douglas College Royals Men's or Women's soccer team, who demonstrate excellence at Douglas College.

Reward a Royal
The Reward a Royal program was created to provide financial assistance to participating Douglas College athletic teams. All fundraising monies received in response to the Reward a Royal campaign are designated to the donor's team of choice and must be used for the purpose of student athlete awards, purchasing supplies, equipment, exhibition competitions (e.g. meals, accommodations, travel expenses or fees) or academic support programs. When funding is disbursed in the form of an award, recipient(s) must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credits within any program, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and demonstrate extraordinary performance or contribution to their team as identified by the coaching staff and Athletics department.