Posted on March 25, 2013 by Christopher Thrall

Two outstanding Augustana athletes were recognized with Alberta Colleges Athletic Association Athlete of the Year Awards.

It’s a great year to be a Viking! Following our silver medal in the women’s basketball championships, two outstanding Augustana athletes were recognized with Alberta Colleges Athletic Association Athlete of the Year Awards!

Daniel Hope

web-Dan-Hope-B00_3683For the second consecutive year a University of Alberta-Augustana Hockey player has been selected as player of the year.

Daniel Hope is a 4th year Viking from Kelvington, Saskatchewan, studying Business Economics. Daniel played with the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL from 2007-2009 as a team captain. In 2009, the Millionaires advanced to the league final.

This season, while sporting a 3.9 GPA, the captain of the Vikings was the leading point-getter in the league and led his team with 18 goals, 25 assists. As a power play specialist, Daniel scored a league-leading 9 power play goals. Hope is now the All-Time career point getter for Vikings Hockey in ACAC.

“I am extremely proud of Daniel and his accomplishments with Vikings hockey over the past four year, this is a fitting award for the consummate team leader,” said Coach Gusdal.

Andrew Evans

web-Andrew-Evans-2011-12-06_A15_3224If Andrew had followed through with his idea of leaving university in his first week at Augustana, we wouldn’t be talking about him here today. It’s a good thing for the Vikings he decided to stay!

From the beginning of his college-curling career, it was obvious what position Andrew would be playing. His pinpoint accuracy, ability to quickly call games and be thinking farther ahead of other skips is akin to watching a chess-master against the clock.

Born and raised on a farm near Kitscoty, Alberta, Andrew Evans is the winner of 2 Mixed ACAC Championships, 1 Men’s Silver medal, and now the 2013 Men’s ACAC Curler of the year!

Read the full story on the ACAC website.


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