Male Athlete of the Year Award

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Award Criteria

  • Awarded to the male athlete (amateur or professional) who brought the greatest amount of recognition to Kelowna.
  • Include Provincial, National and World Ranking if applicable.
  • Selections are based on the nominees achievements for the year 2019.
  • Past information (awards and achievements) may be included, but should be primarily regarding the current award year.
  • Finalist selections are based solely on the information in the completed package.

2019 Male Athlete of the Year Award Recipient

Trevor Brigden

It’s no surprise that Trevor Brigden was named the Canadian College Baseball Conference Pitcher of the year. With a 6-0 record and 64 strike-outs in 36 innings for the Okanagan College Coyotes, he helped the team achieve a record setting season and he was named to the 2019 Canadian College Baseball Conference All Conference First Team.

After going three years without losing a college game, Major League Baseball scouts started visiting Kelowna to see him throw. More than 15 different teams and scouts visited in April and May of last year to watch him throw. Trevor even had a video of one game go viral, with over 30,000 views.

In 2019, Trevor was drafted by the Tampa Rays. He was the first player in any sport from Okanagan College to get drafted. Playing for the Princeton Rays, (the Rays’ Minor League affiliate), he went 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 23 strike-outs.

 

Past Recipients of the Award
  • 2018 - Fynnian McCarthy
  • 2017 - Grant Shephard
  • 2016 - Rostam Turner
  • 2015 - Will Dean
  • 2014 - Robbie Yochim
  • 2013 - Alex Hart
  • 2012 - Rostam Turner
  • 2011 - Keefer Joyce
  • 2010 - Dan Crockett 
  • 2009 - Daniel Brown
  • 2008 - Scott Frandsen
  • 2007 - Steve Omischl
  • 2006 - Carlos Guglielmi
  • 2005 - Craig Buntin
  • 2004 - Mervin Watson
  • 2002 - Clayton Miller
  • 2001 - Rob Friend
  • 2000 - Aaron David
  • 1999 - Conrad Leinemann