MEN’S BASKETBALL (CANADA WEST)
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS ADD FORMER OUA ALL-STAR
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western University men’s basketball team added a major piece to their backcourt for this upcoming season as Spartans coach Scott Allen announced the signing of former OUA all-star Sean Peter (Ottawa, Ont.) Monday.
The 6-foot-3 guard joins the Spartans after a four-year career at the University of Ottawa, spanning from 2004 to 2008. While with the Gee Gees, Peter helped his team to a pair of national championship tournaments, in 2005 and 2007, and in his final year was named an OUA Second Team All-Star after averaging 16.1 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Peter will be entering his fifth, and final, year of eligibility this fall.
“Sean will bring an added piece of experience to our team,” Allen said. “His maturity will solidify us next year and we are very fortunate that Sean has chosen to attend TWU for his last season of university basketball. With key losses last year, I feel Sean will stabilize our backcourt and make an impact both on and off the court.”
A graduate of Hillcrest High School in Ottawa, Peter will pursue a Master’s degree in business after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce in Management.
“Trinity Western has a solid MBA program and an excellent vision as to where the basketball program sees itself in the future,” Peter said. “I think TWU will be a great fit for me, where I will be able to share my knowledge and leadership with the young and upcoming players.”
After leaving Ottawa in 2008, Peter had a couple of pro tryouts in England but returned to Canada shortly thereafter and has since worked in Calgary and Ottawa while keeping sharp on the court by playing men’s league basketball.
The Spartans men’s basketball team is coming off its most successful year in the CIS. Trinity Western qualified for the CIS Final 8 for the first time in the program’s history and managed to make it to the gold medal game where they eventually lost 82-59 to Carlton and were forced to settle for a silver medal.
About Spartan Athletics:
Since Trinity Western entered the CIS in 1999, Spartan student-athletes have accumulated a number of significant awards including a CIS Athlete of the Year (BLG) award, four CIS Player of the Year awards, a CIS Elite Eight Academic All-Canadian award, three CIS Rookie of the Year awards, a CIS Libero of the Year award, three CIS community service awards and numerous CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star awards. In twelve years as members of the CIS, the Spartans have won six national titles (women’s soccer in 2004, 2008, 2009 and men’s volleyball in 2006, 2011), 15 CIS championship medals, an individual CIS championship in track and seven Canada West championships.
Trinity Western University, in Langley, BC, is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year, 1997 to 2010. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games. “cwuaa” on Twitter.
About Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-one universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.
Last Updated: 2011-06-09