Wikenheiser and Nowicki named Italian Table/Moxie's Athletes of the Month

Wikenheiser and Nowicki named Italian Table/Moxie's Athletes of the Month

Dec. 3, 2018 - It was a November to remember for Kodiaks athletics, highlighted by podium performances at CCAA cross-country nationals as well as a record breaking start to the men's volleyball season.

Leading their teams to great performances throughout the month, the Kodiaks are proud to announce Sophia Nowicki and Zach Wikenheiser as their Moxie's/Italian Table Athletes of the Month for November!

Congrats Zach and Sophia! Both athletes will receive a $40 gift certificate to Moxie's or Italian Table. The Kodiaks would like to thank these two fine local restauraunts for their continued support of Kodiaks Athletics!

Sophia Nowicki - WXC

Sophia capped a perfect season with her first ever Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national title early in November. Nowicki also helped the Kodiaks earn a team silver medal in the women’s competition at the championships hosted by Toronto’s Seneca College.

Nowicki (second year, Nursing, Bragg Creek, Alta.) crossed the nationals finish line in 23:32, finishing the 6-km course four seconds ahead of silver medalist Simone Plourde of Collège André-Grasset. Nowicki had a perfect season, winning both the CCAA and Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championships, along with all four of her ACAC Grand Prix events. She was also named a CCAA All-Canadian.

Zach Wikenheiser - MVB 

Wikenheiser has been an integral part of the Kodiaks record breaking 12-0 start to the season. The third-year setter from Lethbridge has been sharp in his decision making and execution all season long. He is currently ranked second in the ACAC with an average of 9.32 assists per set.

The Kodiaks end the fall semester ranked second in the CCAA national rankings, the highest ranking ever for the Kodiaks men’s volleyball program. Along with his teammates, Zach will look to secure the south division’s top seed when ACAC action resumes in early January. 

"Wik has really taken over the role as our offensive distrubutor, but I'm more impressed with his hungry and willingness to lead our team this season," says head coach Greg Gibos. "He has taken huge strides as a leader in this program, and I know our team can feel his confidence, and passion on the floor. He's done a great job distributing the ball, and I know his hunger to raise this team to another level is contagious."