Bowles, Patzer named top Horns athletes
Scott Bowles did his work on the defensive end while Ashley Patzer was at her best leading offensive forays, but the one thing they had in common was their ability to lead. The duo took home honours as Pronghorn Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively, celebrating with more than 330 athletes, administrators and special guests at the recently held Pronghorn Athletics Blue and Gold Banquet.
Bowles, in his third year as the Horns men’s hockey team goaltender, was at his best in the second half of the season as the Horns made an impressive playoff charge, eventually falling just two points shy of reaching the post-season.
Bowles was named a second team Canada West all-star after leading the conference in saves and most shots faced and placing second in victories.
Patzer, competing in her final season of eligibility, went out with a bang, leading the Pronghorns to their third straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national title while earning CIS player of the year, all-Canadian and CIS tournament all-star honours.
The Horns went undefeated throughout the year and Patzer led the charge, scoring 75 points in the 10 U of L victories. It is Patzer’s second straight female athlete of the year award.
Other major award winners included:
President’s Award (highest academic standing)
Kathy Curtis, women’s soccer (4.00 GPA)
Team Academic Award
Pronghorns men’s track team (3.32 combined GPA)
Men’s soccer – Mike O’Brien, Matt Medoruma
Women’s soccer – Ashley Cowan
Men’s hockey – Scott Bowles, Dustin Moore
Women’s hockey – Kailey McMaster, Kendal Tremblay
Men’s basketball – Jeff Price
Women’s basketball – Lauren Taal, Stephanie Price
Men’s track – Kyle Murray
Women’s track – Ashlee Deschamps
Women’s rugby – Ashley Patzer