Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), this week named Lancer Women’s Basketball star Korissa Williams to its list of eight finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Award as CIS Female Athlete of the Year.
Williams helped lead her team to its fifth CIS national championship title this year and is in the running to receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship during a ceremony on May 4 at the Martha Cohen Theatre in Calgary. All finalists will return home with a commemorative gold ring and a watch.
“Each year, as we follow the past winners and hear about their accomplishments or what they are involved in, we realize how important their university sports background has been to them,” said Doug Mitchell, National Co-Chair of BLG.
“We congratulate the universities who have provided the great education and athletic programs for these students to succeed in their careers.”
Although recipients will be determined by the Canadian Athletic Foundation the public is encouraged to vote as part as an online-voting pilot project on the websites below:
For more information including BLG Award Nominees and complete profiles, visit the Lancers webpage.