News Archives: Sophie Melin - GPRC Wolves Festival of Gold Rookie of the Year
Friday, March 29th, 2019
GPRC Wolves Festival of Gold Rookie of the Year, Sophie Melin.
GPRC Wolves Athletics is proud to congratulate Sophie Melin on receiving the 2018-19 Female Rookie of the Year Award tonight at the annual GPRC Wolves Festival of Gold celebration. Held in the iconic Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, this formal event honours the athletic and academic achievements of GPRC Wolves student-athletes.
Head Coach Mandy Botham’s summary of Melin’s performance in her rookie season speaks volumes to her character and talent as an athlete, “I’m immensely proud of Sophie for receiving this award. Not only is she a skilled and dynamic forward on the court, she is strong academically and a natural leader who brings confidence and composure to our young team.”
Melin, who is in Open Studies at GPRC had a breakthrough season with the Wolves recording a team high 11.6 points per game average. With 115 defensive rebounds (11th in ACAC) and averaging 1.0 blocked shots per game (4th in ACAC) she has made her mark on the conference as a legitimate threat in the key.