CBU Athletes take part in Universiade 2015

Cape Breton University is pleased to recognize five members of the CAPERS family who will be taking part in Universiade Gwangju 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea July 3-14.

On the hardwood, Long-time CAPERS women’s basketball coach Fabian McKenzie of Glace Bay, NS will lead the Canadian women’s basketball entry for the second consecutive Universiade while Christian Affolter of the CAPERS men’s basketball team will take to the floor representing his home country of Switzerland.

Three of the greatest players in CAPERS soccer history will head overseas to represent their country with Karolyne Blain of Sudbury, ON joining the Canadian women’s soccer side while fellow soccer stars Justin Maheu of Ottawa, ON and Ian Greedy of Lower Sackville, NS will suit up for the Canadian men.

“It’s always a great honour to represent your country and I always look forward to the challenge of coaching against and learning from some of the best in the world,” said McKenzie, who makes his third appearance at the Universiade.  “For our team it’s about teaching them how to win at the highest level of the game and we always aim for a spot on the podium, but for me this is also a chance to learn and to bring those lessons back to CBU.”
As the senior member of the CAPERS contingent, McKenzie is proud of the student-athletes representing CBU on the international stage.

“All four of these student-athletes are great ambassadors for CBU,” he said. “They are a credit to the university and to their teams. As the only AUS student-athletes selected to represent their country in their respective sports it really shows the calibre of student-athletes at CBU.”

Follow their journey at cbu.ca/fisu and send well-wishes using #CBUfisu. Go CAPERS Go!