University of British Columbia's Joy Spear Chief-Morris and Luc Bruchet have earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference this week as Chief-Morris has been named the Female Athlete of the Week, while Bruchet has been named the Male Athlete of the Week for the week of April 14-20.
Chief-Morris, a UBC sprinter, had an excellent week in Southern California, qualifying for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in two events. The sophomore from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, ran a personal-best 11.73 seconds in the women's 100 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, finishing 15th overall. The performance surpassed the NAIA "A" standard and made her eligible for selection to Canadian national team entry at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Under-23 Athletics Championships this summer in Kamloops, B.C.
Georgia Gwinnett College moved up one spot this week with the release of the fourth regular season NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
GGC, with a 40-6 record, received one first-place vote and moved to No. 4 with on Tuesday. LSU-Alexandria was the only other Association of Independent Institutions Conference school to receive votes with 21 points in this week's voting.