Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Duyen Nguyen of the Garden City Fighting Gophers badminton team.
This 4’10” girls singles player finished 2nd at the Maples tournament and 3rd at the Louis Riel tournament. At the KPAC championship she finished second. At the MHSAA Provincial Championships she finished 2nd and helped lead her school to an overall 2nd place finish in the team aggregate. Coach Missy Penner states, “Despite her small stature, Duyen has a big game. She works extremely hard on the court and is tenacious. She has an excellent attitude and demeanour which makes her an absolute pleasure to coach.”
In grade 11, Nguyen maintains a 96% academic average.