Winnipeg swimmer Kelsey Wog of the Manitoba Bisons is the top university women’s athlete in the Canada West conference for this past season.
Wog was named the winner of the 2019-20 Canada West Women’s Athlete of the Year award on Thursday. She was selected for the top honour from the 17 schools in the conference.
The Vincent Massey grad is the first member of the Bisons to win the Canada West’s top award in school history.
The fourth-year Bisons swimmer added to an already impressive list of accomplishments this past season. Wog secured four national gold medals in the pool, winning the women’s 50-metre, 100-metre, and 200-metre breaststroke events, as well as the 200-metre individual medley. She set U Sports records for her mark in the 200-metre breaststroke and the 200-metres IM races.
Wog’s time of 2:22.42 in the 200-metre breaststroke is the fastest time in the world in 2020.
She also dominated at the Canada West championships, where she won four golds and a bronze medal, setting two conference records in the process.
Wog was already chosen as the U Sports Female Swimmer of the Year and has her sights set on qualifying for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Wog is now the Canada West women’s nominee for the Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards for the top U Sports athletes in the country. The winner will be announced on June 25. Women’s basketball player Terri-Lee Johannesson is the only Bisons player in school history to have won this trophy.
Saskatchewan Huskies hockey player Taran Kozun was voted the top men’s athlete in Canada West. The third-year netminder beat out Steinbach’s Eric Loeppky of the Trinity Western University Spartans volleyball team for the conference’s top award.
Canada West Women’s Athlete of the Year winners
2019: Kiera Van Ryk, UBC, Volleyball *
2018: Temi Ogunjimi, CGY, Rugby
2017: Danielle Brisebois, UBC, Volleyball
2016: Iuliia Pakhomenko, TRU, Volleyball
2015: Jessica King, TWU, Soccer
2014: Lisa Barclay, UBC, Volleyball
2013: Shanice Marcelle, UBC, Volleyball *
2012: Robyn Pendleton, UBC, Field Hockey
2011: Shanice Marcelle, UBC, Volleyball
2010: Liz Cordonier, UBC, Volleyball *
2009: Annamay Pierse, UBC, Swimming *
2008: Lani Gibbons, SFU, Basketball
2007: Jessica Zelinka, CGY, Track & Field *
2006: Sarah Crooks, SK, Basketball
2005: Kelsie Hendry, SK, Track & Field
2004: Joanna Niemczewska, CGY, VB *
2003: Jessica Kaczowska, SFU, Basketball
2002: Teresa Kleindienst, SFU, Basketball
2001: Leighann Doan, CGY, Basketball *
2000: Jenny Cartmell, AB, Volleyball *
1999: Stephanie O’Neill, CGY, Soccer
1998: Sarah Evanetz, UBC, Swimming
1997: Terri-Lee Johannesson, MB, Basketball
1997: Carla Somerville, AB, Field Hockey
1996: Meagan Koch, CGY, Basketball
1995: Stacy Kozak, CGY, Field Hockey
1994: Sandra Carroll, WPG, Basketball
1994: Vicki-Susan (Sam) le Riche, UBC, FH
1993: Diane Scott, WPG, Volleyball
1993: Rochelle Low, VIC, Field Hockey
* Also won national award