Athletes of the year

May 3, 2007

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Christensen and track star Ruky Abdulai (photo) were named SFU male and female athletes of the year during an awards gala recently at the Burnaby South secondary Michael J. Fox Theatre. The women's basketball team received the coveted president's team award for achieving the highest combined performance in academic, athletic and community service. Sprinter Rob Drapala was named top scholar athlete, women's softballer Erin McLean won the Bill Devries award for excellence in athletics and academics, and Rebecca Hartley won the Lorne Davies senior grad award for athletics, academics and community service. For overcoming adversity and inspiring their team-mates, men's baskeball guard Alex MacIver won the Hero Amongst Us award and graduating women's basketball post Julia Wilson won the Rick Jones memorial award. MacIver missed only two games despite several serious injuries, while Wilson helped lead her team to a national title despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in January.
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