Men's Basketball (Announcement)
Monday, April 13, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OSBORNE TO TWU
LANGLEY, British Columbia - Trinity Western University men's basketball coach Scott Allen and the Spartans men's basketball program are pleased to announce the commitment of B.C. All-star game MVP Kurtis Osborne to join the Spartans for the 2009-2010 season.
"It is a pleasure to coach Kurtis as he is eager to become a better player and strives for excellence daily. And after seeing his self awareness I am expecting him to become a great leader at TWU," commented Allen. "Because of his youth it will take him another year to mature physically but his size and excellent athleticism will allow him to become a force at both off the floor."
The 6'6" native of Tsawwassen, B.C. averaged 24 points and 13 rebounds this past season and as a result earned himself a number of all-star and MVP awards. Most recently he was named a BC Provincial AA first team all-star and the MVP at the BC boy's high school all-star game.
The honours student, who was team captain of the BC Provincial U16 team, helped lead his Southridge High School team to a third place finish at the AA BC Provincial Championship this past season.
Osborne, who has worked on a number of service trips to Salt Spring Island, plans to study business administration when he enrolls at Trinity Western in the fall. "I chose TWU because I'm given the chance to succeed academically and athletically, while growing as a Christian leader. It's the perfect school for me," commented Osborne on his choice to attend TWU.
The Spartans finished the 2008-09 season by earning a Canada West Bronze medal while setting program records for Canada West wins in a season, 17-6, and wins in a row with 12. Osborne will join fellow recruits Niko Monachini and Luke Braund who will be joining a solid returning Spartans group which includes 2009 CIS Player of the Year Jacob Doerksen.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit www.universitysport.ca.
Last Updated: 2009-06-20