SCOT T S TE WART ’94
;;;’s Spartans teams have garnered national acclaim, winning a remarkable
seven national championship titles since joining the Canadian Interuniversity
Sport (;;;) in ;;;;. But Spartan Athletics is about more than just winning
on the court or the field; the organization’s cornerstone—which helps
athletes realize their full, God-given potential—is the Complete Champion
Five key development components—academic, athletic, leadership, personal,
and spiritual—help student athletes become champions in all areas of their
lives. The defining foundation of these components is spiritual development, on
which all the other components are built.
Winning Streak on the Road
Spartans’ most important
road trips come in the off-season
In the summer of ;;;;, in partnership with GAiN (Global
Aid Network) the men’s soccer team spent two weeks in
the West African nation of Benin building wells, running
soccer clinics, and helping construct a church. The team
helped build four wells, each providing approximately
;,;;; people with clean water.
The trip also helped each team member to enrich his
view of the world. “I know it will have a long-lasting affect
for the team, for the program and for the guys,” coach
Pat Rohla says. “There’s a really strong bond in a lot of
different ways, both on the field and off.”
Spartans men’s and women’s teams have won no less than
seven national championships since joining the ;;;:
Men’s Volleyball (;;;;, ;;;;, ;;;;)
Women’s Soccer (;;;;, ;;;;, ;;;;, ;;;;) !
Women’s basketball team in New Orleans
Back on the Ball
In Spring ;;;;, the Spartans Women’s Basketball team
embarked on an off-season missions trip. Working
in New Orleans, they joined Camp Restore—an
organization that aids the still-suffering victims of the
devastating ;;;; hurricane.
The team took on tasks like improving community
gardens and cleaning up yards, helping with children in
a nursery, working at a rescue horse ranch, and seemingly
everything in between.
It was a chance for to build relationships with the
people of New Orleans, but also to strengthen the bonds
between fellow Spartans. “I think you’re able to fight for
the person standing next to you because you know them
better and shared a common experience,” says Cheryl
Jean-Paul “I’m excited to see where this takes us.”
"At TWU, I’m not only getting the degree that I wanted, but I’m also growing in my faith. When I complete my degree,
I plan to return to Kenya to share this wonderful blessing that God has brought me to Canada to learn."
JARVIS AMBAKA | THIRD;YEAR HUMAN KINETICS MAJOR, SPARTANS MEN’S SOCCER FORWARD