Alberta Schools' Athletic Association

Individual Sportsmanship Winner

At the 2009 AGM, the Board of Governors voted to begin awarding sportsmanship pins to Individuals who show acts of sportsmanship at Provincial events.

The ASAA is pleased to announce the 2013/14 winners of the Individual sportsmanship awards.

Congratulations to these deserving players:


School and/or town




Sharise Marchand Cochrane High Athlete Ran back a hole to get a competitor's club; really friendly and helpful
Sarah Graham West Island College, Calgary Athlete went back to get a cart for another player having issues
Robyn MacDermitt West Island College, Calgary Athlete went all the way back to replay ball
Shaylynn Nydokus Lloydminster Comprehensive Athlete praising and being helpful to a frustrated player
Taylor Tangedle Edwin Parr, Athabasca Athlete ran ahead to return forgotten clubs

Cross Country

Scott Gerke Jasper Place, Edmonton Athlete Shook hands with every runner who finished after him
Leah Nelson Cardston High Athlete gave her blanket to a runner having an asthma attack
Karina Manz Georges P Vanier, Donnelly Athlete Did not stop cheering, amazing at supporting her whole team
Chanelle Gange St Paul Regional Athlete gave encouraging words to a runner that was struggling
Egide Ndayirukiye St Joseph, Edmonton Athlete Shaking everyone's hand at the start
Cody Anderson Jasper Place, Edmonton Athlete Shaking everyone's hand at start and wishing all good luck

50th Anniversary Volleyball


Rural Wrestling

Joel Dionne Hillside High, Valleyview Athlete stopped match due to opponent bleeding even though it disadvantaged him
Brett Burak Eckville Jr/Sr High Athlete positive attitude, always happy to compete, respectful of opponents and showed fantastic sportsmanship
Morgan Reeves Wetaskiwin Composite Athlete always considerate of opponents and encouraging. Thanked all officials after each match
Paula Mueller Medicine Hat High Athlete fantastic example of sportsmanship in close matches
Erik Richardson Medicine Hat High Athlete Genuinely congratulated opponents in close matches that could have gone either way
Meaghan Wild Olds High Athlete has an aura of positive energy around her, always helps opponents up, encouraging
Grace Chambers West Central, Rocky Mtn House Athlete very supportive and encouraging, made most of the experience
Marie Waitr Bonnyville Centralized Athlete very supportive and encouraging, made most of the experience
Monica Zieggler Roland Michener, Slave Lake Athlete very supportive and encouraging, made most of the experience



Provincial Wrestling

Samara Galbraith Lester B Pearson, Calgary Athlete consistently shows amazing sportsmanship, very humble
Brayden Lambert Fort Vermilion Public Athlete won match convincingly and chased down opponent to speak words of encouragement
Ajay Copp Rundle College, Calgary Athlete showed great concern and was truly apologetic for unintentionally injuring opponent
Les Skretting Taber Parent paid the entrance fee for a team that was unaware of facility charges across from the event
Shelby Fink Lester B Pearson, Calgary Athlete committed to shaking hands with coach and opponent before leaving gym due to illness
Emmitt Campbell W.R. Myers, Taber Coach supportive of all athletes, not just his own
Grace Chambers West Central, Rocky Mtn House Athlete always congratulating athletes, sharing kind words before and after matches
Graham Fader Rundle College, Calgary Athlete chose to wrestle late opponent rather than taking the win by default
Kevan Chromick Bishop McNally, Calgary Athlete consistently congratulated opponents and wished them luck with rest of tournament

Dalena Do

Jennifer Dang

Lester B. Pearson, Calgary

Western Canada, Calgary

Athlete Displayed respect and camaraderie towards each other immediately following match
Erick Osburg Foothills Composite, Okotoks Athlete congratulated opponent after tough match, took time to thank officials


1A Girls Basketball

Erynn Hunka Ryley School Athlete oustanding sportsmanship on the court; helped out Gimmics when letters knwocked off table
Torey Lauber Ryley School Athlete oustanding sportsmanship on the court; helped out Gimmics when letters knwocked off table
Kathryn Nguyen Clear Water Academy, Calgary Athlete Great sportsmanship on and off court; offered to help clean gym
Clara Nguyen Clear Water Academy, Calgary Athlete Great sportsmanship on and off court; offered to help clean gym

Rob Longhurst

Dennis Sereda

Nathan Farkas

Bawlf School Coaches At arrival, during banquet, all activities - first class entire time

1A Boys Basketball

Craig Panek Parkland Immanuel Christian, Edmonton Athlete works hard for self and team; encourages all on court, shows genuine concern for opposing players
Terron Velcihka Hines Creek School Athlete Demonstrated fair play and showed respect to the opposing team and encouraged team mates.
Michael Grol Senator Gershaw School, Bow Island Athlete respectful of everyone on the court, including officials and showed great self control
Matthew Easter Rosemary School Athlete Showed genuine concern to opposing players; team player; congratulated everyone on the court
Lorainne Pulyk St. Jerome's, Vermilion Spectator Supportive; enthusiastic; cheered for other teams as a respectful fan
Lynn Wilson Hines Creek School Spectator Very encouraging of all players; always positive
Sheila Werstiuk Glendon School Spectator Always cheering with positive messages
Tanner Pitcher Rosemary School Athlete Demonstrated fair play; calm temperament; worked hard for self and team
Nevin Sereda Senator Gershaw School, Bow Island Athlete Enthusiastic and encouraging of his team mates; fantastic overall demeanor
Alice Shussler Senator Gershaw School, Bow Island Spectator Always encouraging; praised opposing team for good shots; all Gershaw fans showed good sportsmanship
Mrs. Knepholi Hines Creek School Spectator Always positive and encouraging
Tyrell Young Hines Creek School Athlete Always encouraging even to opposing team
Chad Cadonic Livingstone School, Lundbreck Athlete Encouraging to team mates
Daniel Huizing Parkland Immanuel Christian, Edmonton Athlete Showed honesty and respect toward team and officials
Matthew Pulyk St. Jerome's, Vermilion Athlete Showed genuine concern to the well-being of others
Dallas Bjornson Hines Creek School Coach Always encouraging of all players on the court; very positive; would take upset players off to avoid conflict with other players on the court

4A Girls Basketball

Kacie Bosch Chinook High, Lethbridge Athlete Kept a very cool head under immense pressure and adversity while being very sportsmanlike to those fouling her
Kaitlyn Hunder Paul Kane High, St. Albert Athlete Continually helping opposition players up off the ground and apologized after fouls
David MacDonald St. Francis, Calgary Coach Always positive with his girls, never complained about a call
Jessa Ivicak St. Albert Catholic Athlete Hard working team player who constantly encouraged her team, was courteous to the opposition
Aiden Kilcommons Spruce Grove Composite Athlete Got roughed up/knocked down, never complained to a ref, never looked frustrated, just got up and worked harder

Team Handball

Parker Hickerty Frank Maddock, Drayton Valley Athlete Positivity and encouragement to all players on both teams; not a negative word came out of his mouth even though they had some tough games
Noah Chisolm Westwood Community, Fort McMurray Athlete Congratulated and encouraged every player on the opposite team at halftime while switching sides
Heather Delaney Bishop O'Byrne Coach drove Westwood school to and from the hotel & gym and went to dinners with them so they didn't have to take a cab everywhere
Chad Oviatt J Percy Page Athlete always stayed composed during high intensity games; never lost his temper while getting hit during games; always helped others and was very positive
Kaley Meyer Eastglen High Volunteer contribution to the entire event; she was at school 24/7 helping organizers and all teams out with everything that was needed


Taya Mikado Catholic Central, Lethbridge Athlete
Katie Krupa Morinville Community Athlete
Shayla Pollock Strathmore High Athlete
William Fisher Beaverlodge Regional Athlete
James Kwan Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Athlete
Mila Walisser Ecole Heritage, Fahler Athlete
Janelle Dentinger Ecole Heritage, Fahler Athlete
Amanda Rizzo Bishop Grandin, Calgary Athlete
Ben Schmidt Tofield High Athlete

Track & Field

Jeremy Fehn La Crete Public Athlete helped set up equipment and volunteered on his own to do it
Adam Hogarth Olds High Coach helped coach athletes from all schools and gave advice to athletes and coaches