Edmonton, February 22nd, 2017 – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce that Briercrest College Clippers’ Bryan Fountain has been selected as the 2016-17 ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Rookie of the Year. This prestigious award was presented to Fountain at the 2017 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship Banquet held on February 22nd at Red Deer College.
Fountain helped Briercrest to a 13-11 record and re-entering the playoffs after a two-year absence. The first year BA General Studies student was an overall stand-out for Briercrest this year ranking third on the team with 106 kills (48th in the ACAC), 11 assists (44th in ACAC), 23 service aces (18th in ACAC), and 79 digs (46th in ACAC) while getting the fourth most blocks with 13 and points with 142.5.
Briercrest men’s volleyball head coach Nigel Mullan shared about the joy of coaching the Barrhead, AB product this year.
“Having Bryan on our team this year has been a great opportunity to work with a player that has a true love for the game,” Mullan explained. “He has done everything that has been asked of him. He approaches practices and games with a desire to get better with every rep. Bigger than that he has a joy for life and that comes through with every interaction he has with teammates, coaches, and anyone else who gets to be around him. He is beyond his years with his approach and that has allowed him to be effective in his first year with us.”
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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to provide competitive collegiate sport experiences, promote academic achievement and be a leader of sport development in Canada.
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