Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete

Matthew Klassen

Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball
Award Date
Jun 23, 2016
Glenboro School

Matthew Klassen of Glenboro School –  was Captain of both the volleyball and basketball team.  He was a provincial volleyball All-Star and Provincial Basketball MVP, was a graduating All-Star for both volleyball and basketball and the “A” male player of the year for basketball.  He maintains and academic average of 92% while also participating in track and field, badminton and baseball.  He is a member of the schools choir, drama production, and We Day/Youth in Philanthropy group and coached grade 7 and 8 Volleyball and basketball, as well as being a member of the student council and volunteering in the community.


Matthew  states: “Over my four years of participating in high school sport I have learned skills that will not only help me to succeed in sport, but also in life. I have experienced firsthand how hard work, dedication, discipline, and a positive attitude will lead you to success in anything you do.  Being a multi sport athlete, I also had to figure out very quickly how to be organized in order to excel in my athletics, academics, and community involvement.  The lifelong friendships I have developed with teammates, and the memories I have shared with them are priceless. My high school athletics experience has been truly invaluable to me and it has helped shape me into the person I am today.