Vernon's Hannah Bennison, this season a freshman at NCAA Div. 1 Providence College, was one of the hundreds of graduating B.C. high school student-athletes to populate our 2017 B.C. Recruits List. Now we're looking for this to fill up our 2018 list! (Photo courtesy Athletics Canada)
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B.C. Recruits List 2018: Help us compile our best list ever! This year’s 2000-born Grade 12’s were Grade 1’s when we first launched!

NORTH DELTA — The more I think about it, it might be the most rewarding part in the cycle of covering B.C.’s legion of student-athletes as they make the transition from that of high school athlete to university athlete.

Back in the spring of 2007, it was an idea hatched within the pages of The Province newspaper, to publish the names of as many graduating Grade 12 B.C. high school student-athletes who would be continuing their athletic careers at any post-secondary institution in the world.

I am proud to say we built great traction over 10 straight years of publishing our annual B.C. Recruits List, and starting last year, the new landing spot was right here at

With all of that in mind, I am making my annual pitch to the masses.

If you are, or you know of, a graduating Grade 12 student-athlete in B.C., send us name, height, high school, post-secondary destination, and the sport (and position) they play. All are important.

High school athletic directors are encouraged to submit lists by school as are community sports organizations.

They can be headed to U Sports, CCAA, CJEP, NCAA, NAIA. a U.S. junior college, or like we said, any other post-secondary institution in the world. But they must be going there too play sports in addition to continuing their studies.

All details can be sent to and our list will appear in  early-to-mid July.

Remember, our goal is tottery and  publish the names of every Grade 12 boy or girl in B.C. who will be continuing their athletic careers in the fall at the post-secondary level.

Thanks, as always, for your support, help and belief in the potential of our B.C. high school and university sports community.

Howard Tsumura

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