Congratulations Keneca, CIS top basketball player

Keneca Pingue-Giles on the basketball court

Keneca Pingue-Giles on the basketball court

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates alumna Keneca Pingue-Giles, CIS basketball player of the year.

Read the Winnipeg Sun story here.

In 2011, she received the prestigious Harry Jerome Award which honours excellence in African-Canadian achievement.

Keneca Pingue-Giles got involved in sports through a Winnipeg Boys & Girls Club after-school program. She soon caught the eye of coaches, and in Grade 9, was selected for the Team Manitoba Under-15 basketball team.

In 2009, Keneca’s athleticism and drive for excellence paved the way for a scholarship to attend UWinnipeg’s Collegiate Model School. She played on both the Junior Varsity volleyball and basketball teams and was the captain for both teams. She was also voted Most Valuable Player on the basketball team and won an Athlete of the Year Award.

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