2012 Augie Ciancone Memorial Award Male Recipient
Known for kills, blocks, steals and back row attacks, as team captain of Kelowna Christian School’s Senior Boys Volleyball Team, Ryan Linttell led his team to first place finishes in the Midnight Sun Open and Vernon Christian School tournaments as well as firsts in the Okanagan Valley and Provincial ‘A’ Boys Championships. He led his team in points, assists, steals and shooting percentage and earned four Player of the Game awards and three tournament MVP awards.
And then there’s basketball. As captain of the basketball team, he helped his team go all the way to the top, winning the AA Senior Boys Provincial title. Along the way, he was awarded five tournament MVP awards and 1st Team All-Star Awards. When he’s not on the court playing, he volunteers as a coach and officiates at his school as well. Academically, he has a 92% average thus far in grade 12.
Outside of school, Ryan is a member of the UBCO Jr. Heat Men’s basketball team as well as the Kelowna Fire Basketball team. A former UBC Summer Games basketball team member, Ryan also volunteers coaching with Kelowna Minor Basketball Association. Considered as an unselfish, true team player, Ryan is known for the encouragement he gives his teammates in both practice and games, often leading warm-up routines and drills.