NAIT Holds 54th Annual Athletics Awards Banquet.

NAIT Holds 54th Annual Athletics Awards Banquet.


Edmonton, Alta. - On Friday Night the NAIT Ooks held their 54th annual Athletics Awards Banquet in the Shaw Theatre at NAIT.

Headlining the show were the Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards. Taking home the prestigious award on the men's side was Imran Wadia of the NAIT badminton team. Imran won ACAC Male Player of the Year as well as CCAA Male Player of The Year. Wadia led the Ooks to their eighth consecutive ACAC Team Championship, along with winning men's doubles gold at both the ACAC and CCAA Championships.

On the female side Megan Loyns of the NAIT women's soccer team was named Athlete of the Year. Megan was named ACAC Women's Soccer Athlete Of the Year along with CCAA All-Canadian, ACAC All-Conference & NAIT Women's Soccer Most Valuable Player. She led the NAIT Ooks to a 9-1 regular season record along with an ACAC Silver medal and a 4th place finish at the CCAA National Championship.

Jordan Teliske of the men's volleyball team took home the Athletic Directors Award of Excellence for displaying all of the values of what it takes to be an Ook both on and off of the ice.

The following are all of the results from the Awards Banquet:

Male Athlete of the Year

Imran Wadia - Badminton


Female Athlete of the year

Megan Loyns – Women's Soccer


Athletics Director's Award

Jordan Teliske – Men's Volleyball


Women's Volleyball

Rookie Of The Year – Laura Bodnarek

Leadership – Emma Norenberg

Silver Torch (MVP) – Lauren Smith


Men's Volleyball

Rookie Of The Year – Simon Coat

Leadership – Jordan Teliske

Silver Torch (MVP) – Cole Burkart


Women's Basketball

Rookie Of The Year – Allison Hunder

Leadership – Leah VandenBoogaard

Silver Torch (MVP) – Sydney Hurlburt


Men's Basketball

Rookie Of The Year – Sheldon Hausch

Leadership – Samson Cleare

Silver Torch (MVP) – Brady MacKay


Women's Hockey

Rookie Of The Year – Megan Leblanc

Leadership – Brittney Savard

Silver Torch (MVP) – Verca Kuzelova


Men's Hockey

Rookie Of The Year – Ty Stanton

Leadership – Colton Waltz

Silver Torch (MVP) – Corey Chorneyko


Women's Soccer

Rookie Of The Year – Sarah Moorji

Leadership – Kayleigh Pepper

Silver Torch (MVP) – Megan Loyns


Men's Soccer

Rookie Of The Year – Oscar Miranda

Leadership – Julian Gonzalez

Silver Torch (MVP) – Zach Kaiser



Rookie Of The Year – Eyota Kwan

Leadership – Nick Roque

Male Silver Torch (MVP) – Imran Wadia

Female Silver Torch (MVP) – Eyota Kwan



Rookie Of The Year – Dana Algot

Leadership – Carina Sartor-Pielak

Male Silver Torch (MVP) – Trygg Jensen

Female Silver Torch (MVP) – Emily Clark


CCAA Academic All-Canadians

Eyota Kwanm - Badminton

Nick Roque - Badminton

Justin Marler – Men's Soccer

Sidney Doblanko – Women's Soccer

Mitch Lewington – Men's Volleyball


ACAC Academic All-Canadians

Corey Chorneyko – Men's Hockey

Brittney Savard – Women's Hockey


CCAA All-Canadians

Megan Loyns – Women's Soccer

Imran Wadia – Badminton

Kika Greenlee – Women's Basketball

Cole Burkart – Men's Volleyball

Oscar Miranda – Men's Soccer


To see photo from the event, visit the NAIT Ooks Flickr page.