Chris Voth of the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball has been selected as the recipient of the Dr. Dale Iwanoczko Memorial Scholarship recipient for 2012-13 season.
Voth, a 21-year-old fifth-year player and team captain from Winnipeg, is a first time winner of this annual scholarship which is s presented to a returning Bisons player who exemplifies leadership in volleyball and academic excellence. The scholarship is worth $1,500.
Voth was presented with the award on Friday night prior to the start of the match the No. 4-ranked Bisons and the No. 9-ranked Calgary Dinos.
The award is named for Dr. Dale Iwanoczko, former Bisons player (1986 to 1991) who was a five-time all-Canadian. Iwanoczko died on Sept. 15, 1998, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Voth has been a team captain for the last three seasons and has been a member of Canada’s national team for the past two years.
It is the fourth year for the memorial scholarship, which has been previously won by Ryan Munt and Dane Pischke in the past two years.