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    Kirsten Hamm Named MCAC Female Athlete of the Week


    Kirsten Hamm, team captain of Canadian Mennonite University’s women’s volleyball team has been named the MCAC female athlete of the week. The four-year B.A student who studies English and Music hails from the tiny southern Manitoba town of Neubergthal.

    A 5’10” second-year middle, Hamm is one of only two returning players for the lady Blazers this season. Despite this seeming lack of experience, CMU leads the MCAC with a 13-1 record and is currently on a bit of a hot-streak. They have not lost a single set in their last nine matches dating back to a 3-2 win over Red River College on October 24, 2008.

    “With only two returning players and a new setter, it’s gone really well,” said Hamm in a recent interview. “We’ve really come together. The level of improvement has been really high. As a team, keeping mentally focused is our biggest challenge.”

    Hamm will lead her 13-1 lady Blazers into Brandon for a double-header against the 12-2 Assiniboine Community College Cougars on Saturday, January 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.



    By Darrin Bauming
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