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RuiLin Huang honored for dominance in sport
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
CCAA Press Release
The honour caps off an incredible four-year career which saw Huang earn a record-setting four CCAA Badminton National Championship women’s singles titles as well being named the CCAA Women’s Badminton Player of the Year, CCAA Badminton All-Canadian and CCAA Badminton Player of the month for four consecutive years.
“Her record is undeniable - she’s been dominant in the sport for four years,” says Leigh Goldie, CCAA’s vice-president of programs.
Further highlights from Huang’s 2011-2012 season include winning the 2012 Seattle Open women’s singles event and racking up a 42-0 win-loss record, bringing her four-year career record to 161-1. Her performance helped the Douglas College Royals earn their fourth consecutive undefeated tournament season in B.C.’s PACWEST conference.
Huang also serves as a coach and volunteer for the Douglas College Shuttlesport Junior Badminton Academy, teaches badminton at the elementary-school level and is working towards her level 1 NCCP certification.
“RuiLin is well respected not only by the juniors she works with but also her fellow coaches, administrators and parents,” says Kyle Baillie, athletic director at Douglas College. “She’s grown into a team leader who’s always able to provide positive leadership to her teammates around her.”
The other nominees for the 2012 CCAA Female Athlete of the Year Across All Sports were Jordan Ariss of the Fanshawe Falcons, Kayla Bruce of the Fraser Valley Cascades, Shawna Metcalf of the Cambrian Golden Shield, Megan Nagy of the Medicine Hat Rattles, Jodi Sanquin of the Red Deer Queens and Vickey Simon of the Humber Hawks.