Cascades’ Kleingeltink all-star on the court and in the classroom

Former Langley Christian star earns academic all-Canadian honours

Joel Kleingeltink has earned CCAA all-Canadian honours for his efforts in the classroom at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Joel Kleingeltink has earned CCAA all-Canadian honours for his efforts in the classroom at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Langley’s Joel Kleingeltink has been recognized for his efforts both on the court and in the classroom.

Last month, Kleingeltink earned second team PacWest conference all-star honours.

And earlier this week, the third-year player for the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades men’s volleyball team, earned Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association academic all-Canadian honours.

Kleingeltink, a 6’4” third-year right side out of Langley Christian Secondary, led the Cascades men’s squad in total offence (3.02 points per set, 15th in the PacWest) and was second in aces (0.41 per set, 10th in the PacWest) en route to a second team conference all-star nod.

“Sports are one reason that I went to university,” Kleingeltink said. “I’ve learned time prioritization, the drive to success, and the desire to do well and produce something I’m proud of through my schoolwork.”

He was one of three Cascades who made the list of 142 recipients nationwide to receive the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete recognition, which celebrates academic success and athletic achievement.