As the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) wraps up the 2016-17 Curling season, three student-athletes from RDC’s Curling teams have been recognized for their outstanding play this season.
From the RDC Men’s team, Ryan Dahmer (skip) and Ty Parcels (third) were named to the ACAC Men’s All-Conference team, while Ashlyn Wozny, who plays third for RDC’s Mixed team, was named to the All-Conference Mixed team. The three players received their awards at the ACAC 2016-17 Curling Championship Awards Ceremonies on Saturday, February 25. “We have a group of talented curlers who work hard on their game, and it’s nice to see them recognized for all of their work,” says Brad Hamilton, RDC Curling Head Coach.
Ryan Dahmer, who is in the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program, “has a lot of experience, as he’s been playing at RDC for four years, and he’s very calm and relaxed,” Hamilton explains. “He’s a great shot-maker, and the pressure never seems to bother him.”
Kinesiology & Sport Studies student, Ty Parcels, provides another element to the Men’s team. “Ty is our energy guy, as he’s full of energy and enthusiasm,” says Hamilton. “He’s very competitive, and he always works very hard to give us the best chance to succeed.”
Ashlyn Wozny, who is taking the Business Administration Diploma specializing in Accounting, is in her second year with the Mixed team. “Ashlyn is also a great shot-maker, and she brings a lot of experience curling at a high level, which helps with the team’s strategy.”
Hamilton notes that having three players named to the ACAC All-Conference teams is exciting and motivating for all of RDC’s Curling teams. “We have had three high-quality teams for the second year in a row, which really speaks to how we’re attracting good curlers to RDC and are providing them with the opportunity to improve and excel,” he says. “The competition is high in the ACAC, but we’re trying to build an expectation of excellence in our Curling program, and it’s always encouraging when teams and student-athletes have success.”