TSN announced today that Dalhousie University volleyball standout Chris Geddes is the winner of the 2003 Dale Iwanoczko TSN Award, in recognition of his commitment to athletics, academics and community involvement.
The TSN Awards are presented annually to six athletes in the following CIS sports: Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Hockey. Each winner receives a plaque and a cheque for $3,000.
Geddes, a graduate student in the department of anatomy, is a fifth year outside hitter with the Dalhousie Tigers. A team co-captain, the 6’5″ Geddes led the AUS in points and aces and was an AUS first team All-Star. Geddes was a second team CIS All-Canadian in 2000, a three-time OUA first team All-Star (1999, 2000, 2001), a two-time team MVP at the University of Guelph and a Junior National Team member in 1998 and 1999.
Geddes’ academic achievements are equally as impressive as his athletic accomplishments. Planning to enter medical school next year, Geddes is currently studying “vascular supply to skinfolds” as part of his graduate work and is a Dalhousie Governors’ Award Nominee. Geddes received an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and was a Royal Bank CIS Academic All-Canadian in 2000 and 2001.
Geddes is very active in the Halifax community, working at the IWK Grace Research Centre with children from the nephrology, oncology and rheumatology departments. Geddes also traveled to the Khumbu region of Nepal to educate the local school children and villagers regarding the impact of tourism on the environment as part of the Envirotreks One-World Development Organization Educational Project. While studying at the University of Guelph, Geddes worked as a volunteer at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Pediatrics Department, the United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
TSN will broadcast the CIS Men’s Volleyball Championship Final from Edmonton on Saturday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET. TSN’s Glen Suitor and Vic Lindal will provide the commentary.