BIBLE HILL - A pair of Dalhousie Rams claimed rookie of the year honours on the weekend at the ACAA badminton championships at Langille Athletic Centre.
Luke MacMillan, a first year Animal Science student from Grande River, P.E.I., and Berdien Bakker, a Killoween, N.B., native and first year Pre-Veterinarian student, claimed the honours at the event's banquet.
The pair helped the Rams to a third-place finish in the four-team league this season.
The Rams also finished third in the conference championship with 27 points, while the Mount Allison Mounties claimed the win with 47. The Kings Blue Devils were runners-up with 34.
Individually, The Rams' Ryan Myette was third in men's singles while Chelsey Whalen was fourth in women's singles. MacMillan and Adam MacKinnon were second in men's doubles while Bakker and Erica Jackson were second in women's doubles. The mixed doubles pair of Harris Bakker and Melissa Bahri was fourth.
Only the winners move on to the CCAA national championship hosted by the Northern Alberta Insitiute of Technology in Edmonton Feb. 26 to March 1.
The Blue Devils' Spenncer Armsworthy was named the conference men's player of the year while Mount Allison's Gillian Tetlow took home the female honour. Mounties coach Steve Scott claimed the coach of the year title.