By Jadon Frank
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is pleased to announce Brittney Thibeaux of the Olds College Broncos has been selected as a 2019-20 CCAA All-Canadian.
In 2019-20, Thibeaux had one of the most balanced seasons, statistically, that a CCAA basketball student-athlete could imagine. She ranked in the top ten in almost every statistical category in the ACAC. Thibeaux ranked tenth in the ACAC (6th in South) with 722 minutes played, first in field goals with 215, third (2nd in South) in field goal percentage with 50.8%, second in points and points/game with 526 and 25/game, fifth in free throws (third in South) with 82, fourth in rebounds (third in South) with 207, second in defensive rebounds (top in South) with 139 for 9.9 rebounds/game (fifth in South and sixth in the ACAC), 32nd in assists (23rd in South) with 46, seventh in ACAC in steals (sixth in South) with 58 and second (top in South) in blocks with 49.
Thibeaux is a two-time ACAC scoring champion and ranks near the top of several career statistical categories, though only competing in the CCAA for three seasons. She also holds several ACAC records, including most two-point field goals in a season with 218, most blocks in a game and career with seven and 130 respectively.
Brittney is a team captain and leader on the team. She leads by example with her work ethic on the court. She makes her team better and does what it takes to win, while also quickly picking her opponent up off the floor. An indication of her self-improvement is how she scored 14 three-point shots this season, after scoring two and one the previous two seasons. She also broke her own record with 49 blocks and a career high 58 steals this season.
"Brittney's impact reaches further than the basketball court," Broncos Athletics Manager Trina Radcliffe said. "She is a 'franchise' player in how committed she is to the game and how she makes the players around her better. All of us in the Broncos family are proud of her accomplishments over the past three seasons and know she will do amazing things as her basketball career continues."
Thibeaux is a six-foot forward from Lake Villa, Illinois competing in her fifth year of eligibility after transferring from North Dakota State College of Science for her third year. She will be graduating this spring with a Sports Management Diploma and Business Management Certificate. This is the second season in a row that Thibeaux has been honoured as a CCAA All-Canadian after being selected as the ACAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year, ACAC South First-Team All-Conference member and ACAC Championship tournament All-Star earlier in March.