April 19, 2018

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for April 2018 is Samantha GagnonSamantha Gagnon  is an 18 year old, grade 12 student at Notre Dame High School, Red Deer resident and a competitive Volleyball athlete.

Samantha (Sam) comes from a volleyball family with both parents having played university and professional volleyball, with her father having represented Canada in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Volleyball.  Sam played the past two seasons with the Senior Volleyball Team at Notre Dame High School, the past 5 seasons with the Queens Volleyball Club, and this past summer (2017) was a member of Team Alberta (17U age group) that competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Florida.

An excellent student/athlete, Sam excels on the court, in the classroom and is an accomplished musician and fluent in French.  Sam has been part of ASDC-Central’s Athlete Enhancement Program since 2016 and is part of the Gold level program for athletes who have committed themselves to their sport and their training. Sam will attend the University of British Columbia – Okanagan this fall as a member of the UBC-Heat Women’s Volleyball Team and will major in Business.

Sam’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central will ensure that Sam continues to grow, develop and succeed in her Volleyball  career! 

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient

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