FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GP VANIER STAR RETURNS TO BC TO PLAY FOR TWU
LANGLEY, British Columbia - Calvin Westbrook (Courtenay, B.C.) spent the last two years in Turlock, Calif. playing for the California State University Stanislaus Warriors (NCAA Div. II), but has decided not return to the Sunshine State and in turn return home to B.C. and play for Trinity Western University. Westbrook, a graduate of G.P. Vanier, will sit out this season as part of CIS transfer regulations and begin his third season of eligibility beginning in the fall of 2009.
TWU head coach Scott Allen, who coached Calvin for two years with the BC Provincial team had this to say about the 6'5", 210 lb English major. "Calvin is a fiery competitor who is well disciplined and believes in himself and I feel fortunate to be able to coach him once again. He is a multi talented and very versatile athlete whose wealth of experience playing Div II basketball and ability to play anywhere from the point guard to the small forward position will enable him to have an immediate impact on the Spartans."
Last season at Stanislaus Calvin averaged 9.1 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game and was a recipient of the 2007-2008 CoSIDA/ESPN the magazine West Region All-Academic Award.
"I am extremely excited to play basketball under Coach Allen and feel Trinity Western is the perfect place to further my playing career. The school is known for its high academic excellence and I look forward to studying and playing here for the next four years," commented Calvin.
In the 2006-07 at Stanislaus Calvin was a recipient of a California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic award. He played in 29 games and started in five, while leading the team with a 82.4 percent from the free throw line.
Prior to heading south to Stanislaus Calvin was named BC High School Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 after averaging 32 points and 12 rebounds as a senior at G.P. Vanier. He was a three-time North Vancouver Island Conference All-Star and Tournament MVP. As a senior he averaged 44.5 points per game at the BC Provincial Tournament. In addition to his athletic accomplishments Calvin was the G.P. Vanier's student body president while maintaining a 3.8 grade point average in his final year with the Towhees.
Calvin was also a member of the 2005 Canadian Junior Men's National Team and the British Columbia Provincial team in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2009-06-20
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