UFV centre Jasper Moedt (right) has been honoured as the top men's basketball student-athlete in Canada West.

UFV centre Jasper Moedt (right) has been honoured as the top men's basketball student-athlete in Canada West.

UFV’s Moedt named top student-athlete for Canada West men’s basketball

Jasper Moedt of the UFV men's basketball team was honoured by the Canada West conference twice over on Wednesday.

Jasper Moedt of the University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team was honoured by the Canada West conference twice over on Wednesday.

The Cascades’ 6’7″ fourth-year centre was named a Canada West second team all-star, a just reward after he finished second in the league in rebounding (9.1 per game) and 15th in scoring (14.4 points per game).

The Yale Secondary grad was also honoured as the Canada West nominee for the CIS Ken Shields Award, emblematic of the conference’s top student-athlete. In addition to his standout performance on the court, Moedt managed a 3.71 GPA in the 2013 fall semester while also working 20 hours a week for a Fraser Health program which strives to change negative perceptions surrounding mental health issues.

Moedt, who will graduate this semester with a bachelor’s degree in criminology, has also been a student ambassador for UFV Student Services, organized the Cascades’ first ever Mental Health Night, is president of the UFV Student-Athlete Association, and is a student ambassador for CIS student-athlete mental health initiatives.

“Jasper is very deserving of this award,” said Cascades head coach Adam Friesen. “He has exemplified what a student-athlete is all about through his achievements in the classroom, community and on the court.”