Voth brings versatility to Briercrest womens basketball

Posted: May 29, 2015

Armstrong, BC’s Victoria Voth brings vast athletic experience to the Briercrest women’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season.

The 5’ 10” guard/wing started playing basketball at a young age and has played a number of positions.

“I started playing basketball when I was 7 years old in Abbotsford, BC through Athletes in Action,” she explained. “I played as Junior in Grade 9 as a centre and played in one Senior tournament, then moved up to Senior in grade 10 for grades 10-11 as a centre. I made the U17 UBCO Junior Heat as a wing for the summer season of Grade 11, and then played Senior boys in grade 12 as point guard/ guard thanks to a lack of a girls’ team.”

Voth’s teams have been successful throughout her high school career.

“We made appearances at AA Valleys in Grades 11 & 12, she said. “I also attended BC Basketball Tryout camps in Grades 10/11. I gained approximately 20 MVP shirts and 1500 points throughout my high school career.  We had an 18-3 season with UBCO Junior Heat as a wing. We won all but one of our tournaments including Edmonton Swoosh Series. My favorite memory of high school basketball is sinking an alley-oop to win the game in playoffs of Grade 10 that sent us to Valleys.”

Briercrest women’s basketball head coach Dwight Olney is excited to have Voth join his team.

“In Victoria Voth, the Briercrest women’s basketball program gains a versatile athlete who has not only played different sports, but has played all five positions on the basketball court,” Olney said. “In this her senior year, she faced the adversity of her Armstrong high school girls’ team being nixed by trying out for and making the senior boys’ team. She’s tough (played boys’ rugby for three years), she’s quick and she’s a great leaper jumper (from her high jumping days). Following on the heels of brother Adam (who played for the Briercrest hockey team), Victoria is poised to make her mark on this new and exciting women’s basketball program.”

Voth will be graduating from Pleasant Valley Secondary School (SVSS) this spring where she not only starred on the basketball team, but also competed in several other sports.

“I have played basketball for the PVSS Saints,” Voth said. I also swam competitively with Salmon Arm Sockeyes for three years and also played volleyball, soccer, rugby and track. I also danced for five years, two of those being on the travelling Adrenaline Dance Team at PVSS which has received dance scores all above the 90’s for this competitive season.”

Voth has also been on the Honor Roll through Grades 9-12, and the Principal’s list for Grades 10 & 11. She was selected as Athlete of the Year for all years eligible (Grade 9 & 10) and Steven Ross Athletic Memorial Award in Grade 9.

Voth, whose father is a dairy farmer, is excited to step onto the Briercrest campus this fall.

“I am extremely looking forward to come to Briercrest to strengthen myself as an athlete and improve on my basketball IQ, as well as strengthen my relationship with God,” she explained. “I am so excited to train and build on my playing ability with other girls that love Jesus and all have the same mindset as I do. I am planning on studying General Studies with a minor in Kinesiology, and I cannot wait to apply myself to this field of study.”

Briercrest Athletics is excited to have Voth on campus this fall.

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