Campus Life

Bach top Canada West student athlete

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's hockey player, Megan Bach, has been named the top student-athlete for Canada West women's hockey.

The Champion, Alta. native is now a finalist for the Marion Hilliard Award, given to the top student-athlete in CIS women's hockey.

A fourth-year bio-chemistry student, Bach earned the U of L's Presidents Cup Award last year, awarded to the Pronghorns athlete with the highest GPA (4.0). In each of her first three seasons she has been named a CIS Academic All-Canadian, and after her under-graduate degree is complete, she plans to apply to medical school, specializing in neurosurgery.

Always one to volunteer her time, Bach has been involved with the Horns' youth female hockey camps, Coaldale (Alberta) youth recreation day, Picture Butte Olympic Day, Operation Red Nose (designated driver program) and been the team tutor for players studying the sciences.

On the ice, Bach is an important member of the penalty-killing unit and checking line.

"Megan brings excitement and hard work to whatever she puts her mind to," says Pronghorns head coach Chandy Kaip. "She goes above and beyond her coaches' and professors' expectations as a student athlete. She fits the mold of the ideal student athlete."