Bison men’s volleyball student-athlete Chris Voth (Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management) and cyclist Karlee Gendron (University 1) have been selected as 2011 recipients of the Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship.
Presentations will be made at Saturday, November 26 at the Manitoba Bisons volleyball game at the Investors Group Athletic Centre (U of Manitoba campus).
From the Sport Manitoba
press release: The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund provides two annual scholarships of $3000 each to a male and female high performance athlete enrolled in a post secondary institution in Manitoba. Selection is based on an athlete's sport and academic standing. The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship was established as a legacy of the 1999 Pan American Games to provide financial support for Manitoba's high performance athletes while commemorating the Manitoba visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in 1999. The scholarship is administered by Sport Manitoba.
Chris Voth, 21, is in his fourth season with the Bisons playing at left side position as a team captain for the second consecutive season. On the court, the Winnipeg native has built up an impressive resume as he was part of Team Canada for the 2011 Summer Universiade (World University Games) in August and was selected as 2010-11 Canada West Second Team All-Star.
Voth earned his first conference all-star selection after also being named as 2008-09 CIS and Canada West Rookie of the Year. Plus, he was the recipient of the Manitoba Volleyball Association’s Mark Tennant Award for 21U Male Player of the Year in 2006. In the summer of 2009, Voth was a member of Canada's Junior National team, Manitoba's 21U Canada Summer Games team and was also named Manitoba's Junior Athlete of the Year.
In the classroom, Voth has been a two-time CIS Academic All-Canadian
Honors list (2008-0, 2009-10) while he pursues a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Mathematics.
Voth’s sister, Ashley, also played for the Bisons and was awarded the Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship in 2010.