Sarah Wierks has had a season to remember in her final season with the UFV Cascades.

Sarah Wierks has had a season to remember in her final season with the UFV Cascades.

Wierks named to CIS All-Canadian team

The Chilliwack native who is a graduating senior, becomes the first UFV basketball player to be recognized as a CIS All-Canadian.

Add another honour to Sarah Wierks’ season to remember.

On Wednesday the university of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball players was named a second team All-Canadian at the CIS awards banquet in Quebec City.

The Chilliwack native who is a graduating senior, becomes the first UFV basketball player to be recognized as a CIS All-Canadian.

The only other Cascades athlete to earn a CIS All-Canadian honour is  Spencer Schmidt, a striker with the men’s soccer team, was a first team All-Canadian back in 2007.

In her senior season, the six-two centre lead Canada West in scoring at 19.2 points per game and recorded the greatest rebounding season in conference history.

Wierks set single-season conference records for total rebounds (307) and rebounding average (15.4), and tied the record for double-doubles with 18 in 20 games. She also established single-game marks for offensive rebounds (12), defensive rebounds (20) and total rebounds (31). She led the nation in rebounding by a huge margin, finishing 4.1 boards per game ahead of her nearest competitor.

She also ranked second in blocks (2.2 per game) and 11th in steals (2.0 per game, a remarkable number for a centre) in Canada West this season.

Wierks wraps up her career in second place on the Canada West all-time rebounding list with 1,049 boards, and she’s mentioned 35 other times in the conference record book. She’s also rewritten the UFV team record book.

“I really enjoyed my season, and I want to praise my teammates,” Wierks said. “I couldn’t have done this without their help.”