The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference will have a slightly new look in the 2010-11 season. Keyano College has been accepted into the basketball league while the Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta in Camrose will compete in the volleyball league and Lakeland College will compete in soccer.
The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to foster the development of the student athlete through the administration and promotion of intercollegiate athletics as part of the educational experience and provide a leadership role in the development of sport in Alberta.
“As one of three new sport programs joining the ACAC Keyano will be well positioned to make a big difference in our eventual first year of competition having just won both the Men’s and Women’s Alberta Colleges Athletic League championships,” said Wade Kolmel, Huskies Athletic Director at Keyano College and ACAC President.
All three applications were accepted during the conference’s general meeting in Grande Prairie.
“Being accepted into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference highlights how far the Huskies have developed over the last 10 years. What was once a small program predominantly made up of recreational or tournament sports has evolved into an almost 100-person sport program competing year round in three different leagues of play,” continued Kolmel.
With the addition of Keyano, basketball’s North Division will have eight teams with only six in the south. “As a result Keyano may be the catalyst to address a new basketball competitive structure or a re-format. At the national level Mount Royal College won the CCAA Men’s Championship this past season and the addition of Keyano College Basketball should further bolster our Alberta program,” Kolmel continued.
Keyano College is home to the MAC Basketball Club which provides 95 local basketball players and 15 volunteers, with the opportunity to develop their passion for the sport.
Kolmel says increasing coaching resources is next for Huskies basketball, and “a call to the community for volunteers that want to be part of our home game performance. Like going to an Oil Barons game, we are looking for community minded and basketball based fans that want to make sure our events are well attended, and entertaining throughout the most professional contests in the ACAC.”
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