Kory White named Canada West Player of the Year

    White led Canada West and U SPORTS with 406 kills, which set a new Pandas single-season record

    By Connor Hood w/files from Canada West Communications on March 4, 2020

    EDMONTON – Alberta's Kory White has landed the top honour in Canada West women's volleyball.

    The fourth-year outside hitter was named Wednesday as the conference's Player of the Year, after leading the Pandas attack all season long.

    White was dominant for the Pandas this season, starting all 24 games during Alberta's 18-6 season. Leading the Pandas attack from start to finish, White concluded the season with a .271 hitting percentage, while setting new Pandas program single-season records for kills (406), points (467.5) and attacks (1,051). 

    Her 406 kills were also the third-most in a single season in Canada West history. 

    She is the latest Panda to claim the conference's top honour, with Meg Casault (2016-17) the last Alberta player to accomplish the feat.

    The final conference game of the season is set for Saturday, March 7, as the Alberta Pandas travel to take on the Trinity Western Spartans in the CW Championship Game. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. PST and can be seen on Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.

    CANADA WEST MAJOR AWARDS

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kory White
    Alberta Pandas
    Outside hitter
    4th-year
    Edmonton, Alta.
    Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Amaya Perry
    UBC Okanagan Heat
    Outside hitter
    1st-year
    Chin, Alta.
    Sciences

    STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kendra Finch
    Thompson Rivers WolfPack
    Outside hitter
    5th-year
    North Vancouver, B.C.
    General Studies

    COACH OF THE YEAR: Ken Briggs
    MacEwan Griffins
    18th season