Langley’s Nick Colyn is a winner of the Spartans Complete Champion Award – the highest honour a Spartan athlete can earn over his or her careers at Langley-based Trinity Western University (TWU).
For Colyn, the honour caps an outstanding career as a cross country and track and field star.
In his fifth and final season, he put together his most impressive season as a Spartan, highlighted by a silver medal in the 1500m and a bronze medal in the 3000m at the Canada West Track & Field Championships, as well as a fifth-place finish at the Canada West Cross Country Championships.
Academically, Colyn is pursuing medical school and has regularly been an Academic All-Canadian throughout his time at TWU.
The Complete Champion Award goes to “student-athletes who are outstanding in athletic achievements, who advance to the edge of their abilities both academically and personally, and who also demonstrate leadership and a desire to grow spiritually,” a TWU statement said.
It notes “he has been a spiritual leader within the team while developing into a mentoring teammate within the track and field and cross country programs.”
He is a youth leader within his church and “has enjoyed a role within his church’s worship team throughout his time at TWU,” the statement said.
Colyn has been a track and field coach for the last six years in a variety of capacities, and has also started an on-campus community garden at TWU.
2019-20 SPARTAN AWARDS
Murray Hall Legacy Leadership Legacy Awards | Kristen Sakaki (WSOC) & Jarrett Fontaine (MHKY)
Bahta Melles Awards | Jessica Bailey (WVB) & Aaron Paetkau (MBB)
Scholar-Athlete Awards | Mowa Adeleye (T&F) & Pearce Eshenko (MVB)
Rookie of the Year Awards | Issy Scholtens (WRUG) & Jake Ruby (MSOC)
Athlete of the Year Awards | Jenaya Robertson (WSOC) & Eric Loeppky (MVB)