Volleyball B.C. awards recognize Kelowna contributors

Central Okanagan athlete and builder inducted into Hall of Fame, Excellence Awards handed out

  • Jan. 20, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Kelowna’s contribution to volleyball on the provincial level was evident at Volleyball B.C.’s 2015 Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet in Burnaby.

Three individuals with ties to the Central Okanagan were inducted into the Hall of Fame, while four were named recipients of Excellence Awards during a special ceremony on Saturday night.

Hall of Fame inductees:

Athlete—Erminia Russo Thorpe

Builder—Hugh Wong

Team—2009-10 UBC women’s team, coached by Kelowna native Doug Reimer.

Excellence Awards:

• Male High School Coach of the Year —Brian Drosdovech, Immaculata Mustangs

• Female Club Coach of the Year – Tammy Thomas

• Male Club Coach of the Year – Paul Thiessen

• Ed Neufeld Memorial Award (officials)– Hal Hennenfent

In addition, UBC Okanagan Heat player Katy Klomps was named winner of the 2014 Ray Lepp Scholarship.



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