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Quiring honoured for work on and off the court

Rayel Quiring was honoured by the Canada West as the conference
Rayel Quiring was honoured by the Canada West as the conference's top student-athlete.
— image credit: Rich Lam/UBC Athletics

Canada West Student-Athlete of the Year and nominee for the CIS Thérèse Quigley Award is Rayel Quiring of the UBC Thunderbirds, clearly a leader on and off the volleyball court.

The fifth-year player has had a massive impact as a leader on the court for the UBC Thunderbirds, winning four consecutive CIS championships, and helping the team to a season-long No. 1 ranking in CIS.

She works just as hard outside of volleyball to help others as a volunteer leader with the Canadian Cancer Society Committee, managing eight different events to fundraise $10,000 by June 16 for the Relay for Life.  She also helps the CCS as a Human Resources Project Volunteer, spending 12 hours a week working on developing, implementing and evaluating a new Workplace Wellness Program.

Quiring is a Walnut Grove Secondary graduate.

Quiring has been accepted into the prestigious Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship program of The Vancouver Board of Trade and last summer worked as a Relief Worker for a Habitat for Humanity. She also coaches at the Atomic Volleyball skills clinic and works to help run UBC’s annual high school volleyball tournament.

“Ray is the heart of the team — the player that is always looking to lead and encourage her teammates to be their best,” said UBC head coach Doug Reimer. “She is a player that makes things happen on the court and this has carried out to her many volunteer endeavours and projects outside of volleyball.”

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