Thompson Rivers University WolfPack

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Thompson Rivers University WolfPack
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UniversityThompson Rivers University
AssociationU Sports
Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canadian College Baseball Conference
ConferenceCanada West
Athletic directorCurtis Atkinson [1]
LocationKamloops, British Columbia
Varsity teamsBasketball Volleyball Soccer Swimming Baseball Cross-Country Running Cheerleading
Football stadiumHillside Stadium
ArenaTournament Capital Centre
MascotWolfie
NicknameWolfPack
ColoursBlack and Orange
         
Websitegowolfpack.ca

The TRU WolfPack are the athletic teams that represent Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. They were known as the UCC Sun Demons prior to the creation of the university in 2005.

Teams[edit]

WolfPack Varsity Clubs:

  • Basketball (Men's & Women's)
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Soccer (Men's & Women's
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball (Men's & Women's

All compete in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, which is a member U Sports — formerly known as Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

Wolfpack Club Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading (Co-ed)
    • Team Orange - Collegiate School Advanced (Level 4)
    • Team Black - Collegiate University Premier (Level 6)
  • Women's Rugby (7's) ** Cancelled effective April 2019 [2]

The baseball team competes in the Canadian College Baseball Conference.

Wolfpack Cheerleading competed at Collegiate School Advanced (Level 4), Team Orange, until 2018-19 when they added Team Black to compete at Collegiate University Premier (Level 6). Wolfpack cheerleading is a member of the BC Cheerleading Association[3]

Affiliation[edit]

The WolfPack became an official member of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association on May 6, 2010.

Accomplishments[edit]

Baseball

  • The WolfPack baseball team won the Canadian College Baseball Conference championship in 2005, 2007 and 2009.[4]

Basketball

  • The WolfPack men's basketball team made it to the CIS Final 8 in 2015-16. [5] They won a silver medal in Canada West in 2016. [6]

Cheerleading

Volleyball

  • WolfPack women's volleyball player Iuliia Pakhomenko was named the Canada West and CIS player of the year in 2016. [8] She was also a Canada West finalist for the BLG Award, which goes to the outstanding university athlete in Canada. [9]
  • WolfPack women's volleyball players outside hitter Olga Savenchuk (Donetsk, Ukraine) was named to the 2019 Canada West first all-star team and middle Hayley McNaught (Woking, AB) was named to the 2019 Canada West rookie all-star teams. [10]


Wolfpack Team Competition Results Year
Men's Basketball CIS Final 8 2015-16
Canada West Silver 2016
Baseball
Canadian College Baseball Conference First 2005
First 2007
First 2009
Cheerleading Sea to Sky International Championship Team Orange First 2012
Sea to Sky International Championship Team Orange International Champion - Senior Individual Division 2013
Third 2013
Okanagan Cheer Championships Team Orange Second - Open Stunt Group Division 2013
Total Spirit Championships Team Orange Third 2013
Pinnicle Cheer 'Mardi Parti' Team Orange First 2014
Sea to Sky International Championship Third 2014
All Things Cheer Team Orange Second 2015
Sea to Sky International Championship Fourth 2015
Pinnicle Cheer 'Mardi Parti' Team Orange First 2016
All Things Cheer First 2016
Sea to Sky International Championship Fourth - All Girls 2016
Pinnicle Cheer 'Mardi Parti' Team Orange First 2017
Western Cheerific Challenge First 2017
PACWest ATC Championship First 2017
Sea to Sky International Championship Second 2017
Pinnicle Cheer 'Mardi Parti' Team Orange First 2018
Cheerfest Championship First 2018
PACWest ATC Championship First 2018
Sea to Sky International Championship Second 2018
Pinnicle Cheer 'Mardi Parti' Team Black First 2019
Team Orange First 2019
True North Cheer and Dance Championship Team Black First 2019
Team Orange First 2019
Sea to Sky International Championship Team Black Second 2019
Team Orange First 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://athletics.inside.tru.ca/2018/01/05/atkinson-takes-over-from-olynyk-as-tru-wolfpack-athletics-and-recreation-director-ktw-jan-3-2018/
  2. ^ https://gowolfpack.ca/news/2019/4/3/womens-rugby-7s-wolfpack-not-to-pursue-womens-rugby-sevens.aspx
  3. ^ http://bccheerleading.ca/current-programs-in-bc/
  4. ^ "Canadian College Baseball Conference Past Champions".
  5. ^ "WolfPack Drop Heart Breaker To Gee Gee's at CIS Men's Basketball Final 8".
  6. ^ "WolfPack Capture Silver In Canada West Men's Basketball".
  7. ^ https://gowolfpack.ca/news/2019/3/4/cheerleading-two-major-wins-for-cheerleaders.aspx
  8. ^ "Thompson Rivers' Pakhomenko named CIS player of the year".
  9. ^ "Another Honor For Pakhomenko: BLG Award Finalist".
  10. ^ https://gowolfpack.ca/news/2019/2/26/womens-volleyball-savenchuk-mcnaught-named-cw-all-stars.aspx

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