Olds College Broncos Hold Awards Night, Look Ahead To Next Season

The Olds College Broncos Athletic Awards were held at the Student Alumni Centre. Linda Henderson - Director of Athletics at Olds College - says on Wednesday, April 4th the Broncos celebrated the 2017-2018 season and the accomplishments of their teams and student athletes.

The 2017-2018 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference sports season for the Olds College Broncos was celebrated on Wednesday, April 4th.
 
The Broncos Athletic Awards were handed out at the Student Alumni Centre.
 
Linda Henderson - Director of Athletics at Olds College - enjoyed looking back at the accomplishments of their teams and student athletes.
 
 
She recaps one of the most memorable individual performances by a Broncos student athlete from this past season.
 
 
Henderson notes there were plenty of other individual accolades received by the Broncos this season as well.
 
 
The top individual honours for the Broncos both came from the basketball court. Brittney Thibeaux - who had one of the most dominant seasons in Broncos women's basketball history - claimed the award for Broncos Female Athlete of the Year. She set a new ACAC field-goal record and averaged 25 points per game. Linden Jackson from the men's basketball team won the award for Broncos Male Athlete of the Year. He was named Second Team All-Conference by the ACAC.
 
Henderson discusses one of the top team performances for the Broncos this season.
 
 
Meanwhile, she says this season the Broncos took a look at where they are and where they want to go. According to Henderson, Olds College has been moving forward and making improvements with coaching changes, bringing in better student athletes and team cultural expectations.
 
 
In the past year, she feels progress was made in pretty much all areas for their athletic program.
 
 
Henderson says they also recently made a change for the men's volleyball team by bringing in Ryan Marsden as the new Head Coach.
 
 
She thinks next season Olds College's men's volleyball team should have a really good opportunity to be at a conference championship for the first time in a very long time.
 
Henderson adds, the Olds College Broncos will be submitting a bid to host next year's ACAC women's basketball championships.
 
 
The last time Olds College hosted the women's basketball conference championships at the Ralph Klein Centre was during the 2013-2014 ACAC season.
 
She notes that OC Athletics will also be doing a lot more on the revenue generation side of things next season.
 
 
Henderson says the Olds College Broncos will use this spring to look at what they did well, what they didn't do well and what they need to do for improvements as far as staffing goes for 2018-2019.
 
 

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