BCPBL Scholarship Winners

December 1, 2013


The Executive Management Committee (EMC) of the Premier Baseball Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 BCPBL scholarships.

After reviewing 16 applications, a total of $6250 has been awarded to fifteen players from the British Columbia Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) and Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC). Noteworthy is the high academic achievement of all applicants in 2013. One player attending college in the USA was ineligible for a scholarship.

 Congratulations to the following scholarship winners: Matthew Strother (Abbotsford and pictured); Aidan Goodall, Braeden Mousseau (Nanaimo); Curtis Taylor, Max Hollingworth, Brandon Becking (Coquitlam); Vincente Martin, Mitch Hawkins, Mackenzie Catto (Victoria Eagles); Connor Rogers, Braeden Allemann (Whalley); Mackenzie Parlow, Alex Webb, Bryan Pawlina (UBC); Tony Tabor (Thompson River University).
Aidan Goodall is the recipient of the Rud Haar Memorial Scholarship for a high school player with a remarkable academic standing in his final year of secondary school with a GPA of 4.33. Aidan will receive a $1500 scholarship. Bryan Pawlina and Alex Webb, both at University of British Columbia are the recipients of the Rud Haar Memorial Scholarship for a college player for their strong academic performance in the Faculty of Engineering. Bryan was also named NAIA West pitcher of the year and to the All-NAIA West team. Bryan and Alex will receive a $750 scholarship.

Scholarship cheques will be forwarded to recipients in February 2014 when academic eligibility to play the spring championship season is confirmed. Applications for 2014 scholarships will be accepted up to the July 15, 2014 deadline.  All graduating premier players planning to play baseball in Canada and college players planning to attend a Canadian program are encouraged to apply annually.


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