Dubien and Holtkamp named Canada West All-Stars

    By Canada West Communications on October 20, 2019

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The UBC Thunderbirds can finally call themselves Canada West women's rugby champions.

    UBC downed the Calgary Dinos 26-12 Sunday in the gold medal game at the conference championship in Lethbridge, as the T-Birds blocked a four-peat for the Dinos. The victory marked the first Canada West title in program history for the Thunderbirds.

    Following the game, T-Bird Shoshanah Seumanutafa was named 2019 Canada West Player of the Year, capping off a memorable day for UBC at the University of Lethbridge's Community Stadium. 

    Also announced on Sunday were the 2019 Canada West Rugby All-Stars. Included were a pair of Pandas; Courtney Holtkamp earning her third career all-star nod at Lock, while Savannah Dubien earned her first career all-star appearance at Back Three. 

    ALL-STARS

    Props
    Savannah Collison / Lethbridge / 4 / Calgary, AB / Arts
    Cassidy Jones / Calgary / 5 / Calgary, AB / Education

    Hooker
    Gillian Boag / UBC / 5 / Calgary, AB / Unclassified

    Locks
    Kasselle Menin / Calgary / 5 / Vulcan, AB / Medicine
    Courtney Holtkamp / Alberta / 3 / Rimbey, AB / Kin., Sport & Rec.

    Back row
    Alyson MacDougall / Calgary / 3 / Calgary, AB / Education
    Renee Gonzales / Victoria / 3 / Victoria, BC / Humanities
    Emma Feldinger / UBC / 2 / Alexis Creek, BC / Kinesiology

    Scrum half
    Berlyn Seselja / Calgary / 3 / Surrey, BC / Kinesiology

    Fly half
    Breanna Aikens / UBC / 4 / Briercrest, SK / Science

    Centres
    Shoshanah Seumanutafa / UBC / 3 / Vancouver, BC / Arts
    Maddy Aberg / Victoria / 5 / Calgary, AB / Social Sciences

    Back three
    Hailey Driscoll / Lethbridge / 5 / Lethbridge, AB / Arts & Science
    Paige Farries / Victoria / 4 / Red Deer, AB / Science
    Savannah Dubien / Alberta / 4 / Edmonton, AB / ALES