Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Huang and Lau's smashing season

By Leah Poulton, Communications & Marketing Office

Royals badminton players Alvin Lau and RuiLin Huang were recently named as the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) male and female badminton players of the year - for the second year in a row!



A fifth-year veteran, Alvin has had an impressive season thus far recording 31 wins and 2 losses and capturing five titles: three Mixed Doubles and two Men’s Doubles. Lau, in his fifth and final year for the Royals, looks to add another CCAA Gold medal to his collection (he previously earned National titles in Mixed Doubles and Men’s Doubles).

Captain for the Royals, Alvin’s leadership, skill and versatility has helped guide the Douglas Royals to another BCCAA title. In addition to his post‐secondary success, Lau is making his mark on the National and International scene. He was selected to the Canadian National Team and represented Canada at the Thomas Cup in Peru.

Alvin’s success on the court has garnered recognition as BCCAA Player of the Week and Month; CCAA Athlete of the Month; 2009 Premier Award Winner; 2009 Douglas Player of the Year; 2009 CCAA Male Badminton Player of the Year and now 2010 CCAA Male Badminton Player of the Year.



A second year player with the Douglas College Royals, RuiLin (Lynn), continues to totally dominate her field in the British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA). This season she has recorded 31 wins – 0 losses while capturing six titles: 2 women’s singles, 2 women’s doubles and 2 mixed doubles. Her career statistics within the BCCAA and CCAA (2008‐2010) are 67 wins and 0 losses!

RuiLin’s strong contribution this season helped guide the Douglas Royals to another BCCAA title. In addition, Huang’s skill and success has carried onto the National and International court. She captured the Women’s Singles title at the 2010 Seattle Open, the Women’s Doubles title at the 2009 US Open and was a Semi–Finalist in Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles at the 2009 Montreal International.

RuiLin’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. She has been selected as a finalist for the Sport BC College Athlete of the Year award; BCCAA Player of the Month, CCAA Athlete of the Month; 2009 Female Badminton Player of the Year; 2009 Douglas Athlete of the Year and now 2010 CCAA Female Badminton Player of the Year.

For more information on the Douglas College Royals, check out www.douglascollegeroyals.com