Whitehead to receive Jen Simpson Memorial Award


Abbotsford, BC…The Department of Athletics and  University Advancement & Alumni Office are pleased to announce Bethany Whitehead, a  third year rower from Abbotsford, BC is the recipient of the 2013 Jen Simpson Memorial Award.  The business major has been selected for the award for a second straight year.     

Jen Simpson Athletic Leadership Award is presented to a member of the Men’s and or Women’s Rowing program.  The student-athlete must be eligible for an Athletic Financial Award in terms of credit hours & grade point average.  The recipient should have strong leadership qualities and be eligible in the to participate on the rowing team in the fall of 2013. 

Whitehead has been the leader of the women’s rowing program the past two years.  She guided UFV to an 8th place finish at the Canadian University Rowing Championship with 34 team points this past October, 2012.       

The award is present by Mr. and Mrs. Ruth and Don Simpson, along with UFV head coach Liz Chisholm at tonight’s UFV Cascades Varsity Banquet.         

For further information on the Jen Simpson Memorial Award please contact Christopher Duffin,  University Advancement & Alumni Office,  604-851-6335 christopher.duffin@ufv.ca

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