Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete

Robyn Small

Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Award Date
Jun 19, 2008
Treherne Collegiate
Robyn Small of Treherne Collegiate was selected as a Graduating All-Star in Basketball and Volleyball, and was a Provincial All-Star in the Basketball Provincials where her team won the silver medal. Robyn maintains a 95% academic average and also participates in badminton, track and fastpitch. Robyn is also Student Council Treasurer, a member of the grad committee and school choir. Out of school, she is a Lifeguard/swim instructor who finds time to coach figure skating and help Coach Fastpitch for girls 11 and under. Robyn states, “High school sports have been a huge part of my life. I enjoy winning, but I know that success comes on many different levels. I have gained confidence by being a high school athlete, and I feel that I can do anything with hard work and belief in myself. Athletes rely on physical toughness, but they also need mental toughness and this is where academics and athletics meet. One of the most important lessons I have learned is to respect everyone: teammates, opposition, coaches, refs and yourself. I have worked with a variety of coaches and I know that a coach is a very special person. I became a coach because I looked up to my coaches and wanted to be a positive role model to younger students.”