Athlete of the Week

Avery Wakelam

Athlete of the Week
Award Date
Oct 9, 2019
Rivers Collegiate

The Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Avery Wakelam of the Rivers Rams rugby 7's team.

Avery led the Rams to a Wesmen Rugby 7's title, with the team posting a 10-0 record on the season and outscoring their opposition 370-10 along the way.  Athletic Director Taryn Luhowy states, "Avery has taken the captain role this year, leading her team by example with her play and earning her nickname as the 'badger'!  Avery began playing rugby in Grade 9 with the Rivers/Minnedosa rugby 15's team and hopes to continue the successful run of provincial championships again this spring.

This grade 12 student maintains an academic average of 85%, while also participating in curling and track & field.