Kodiaks Tradition

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All Lethbridge College Kodiaks teams are consistently strong competitors in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC).  Throughout the history of Lethbridge College Athletics, the Kodiaks have claimed 43 ACAC Championships and 31 CCAA medals, including 13 gold.

The cross-country running teams and the women’s basketball team have had the most success nationally.  Men’s and women’s runners have raced their way to nine gold, two silver and four bronze medals since the CCAA started hosting national tournaments in 2002. While the women’s basketball team has brought home three gold, two silver and five bronze medals in the past 22 years. The past 2010-11 season also saw success when the Men's Basketball team brought home a CCAA silver medal, and the former Golf team a bronze.


Athlete Success

At Lethbridge College, success is not only defined by athletic performance; it is also measured by academic achievement. Consider the example of Gladys Kochei. In the 2007-08 season, Kochei won the CCAA gold medal in the women’s 5K race and also notched a 4.0 GPA, making her Lethbridge College’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and earning her an Academic All-Canadian Award.

One of the most successful Kodiaks athletes of all time is Willy Kimosop. During the 2010 cross-country season, Kimosop claimed his third consecutive ACAC and CCAA gold medals in the men's 8K race, while breaking the CCAA course record.

During the 2008-09 seasons, Kodiaks basketball teams each had a player chosen as All-Canadians: Kayla Lambert and Denver Courbier. Courbier also received an Academic All-Canadian Award and was selected as Lethbridge College’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

During the 2009-10 season, the men’s volleyball team collectively achieved a GPA of 3.46 while naming three athletes to the ACAC All-Conference Team:  Joel Colter, Mike Hawkins, and Jeff Marthaller.


Alumni

For some Kodiaks athletes, Lethbridge College is a place to develop their skills and academics before transferring to larger universities. Many Kodiaks are moving on to play their 2011-12 seasons in the CIS.

  • Craig Schatz and Tegan McGraw from men's volleyball are off to play at the Univeristy of Alberta in Edmonton.
  • Jami Wiebe of women's basketball has been recruited by the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns
  • The Univerity of Lethbridge Pronghorns have also signed the following athletes from men's basketball for the 2011-12 season: Dominyc Coward, Logan Reiter, Dallon Martin, Morgan Duce, and Spencer Wenzel.
    • Logan, Dallon, Morgan and Spencer are all taking part in the 2+2 program, which allows athletes to complete their first 2 years of their degree at Lethbridge College before moving on to finish their last 2 years at another institution. This program is found to be an ever growing interest for our student athletes.