University of the Fraser Valley volleyball star Kayla Bruce‘s epic post-season trophy haul continued last week, as she was named the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) female athlete of the year.
Bruce had already collected the PacWest conference women’s volleyball and overall female athlete of the year awards, and the CCAA’s women’s volleyball player of the year – the spoils of victory after leading the Cascades to their first provincial and national titles.
The Surrey native became the second Cascade to win the award recognizing the nation’s top overall female collegiate athlete. Basketball player Jamie Born won it in 2004-05.
“Kayla Bruce had an outstanding season,” said Vince Amato, CCAA vice president marketing. “She’s a great player, a strong leader and a class act on the court, which made her stand out among very strong candidates.”
Additionally, Bruce and her Cascades teammates were honoured for their championship season by Abbotsford City Council at their meeting on Monday afternoon.