South Kamloops' Maddy Gobeil (right) is headed to a university basketball career in U Sports beginning next season with Abbotsford's Fraser Valley Cascades. Help us find at least 999 more graduating B.C. high school Grade 12 student-athletes headed to post-secondary careers in 2019-20. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Recruits List 2019! Please help Varsity Letters break 1,000 Grade 12 names as we chart the Class of 2019’s university sport destinations!

NORTH DELTA — It’s that time of year again.

For our province’s select community of high school seniors who are looking to continue their careers as post-secondary student-athletes, it’s a time to tip our collective hat.

For the 13th straight year it’s time to begin the task of compiling the names and destinations of as many of B.C.’s graduating Class of 2019 as it pertains to their university/college sports destination.

It all started back in the spring of 2007, and that makes this year’s class extra special.

Last year’s Class of 2018 marked the completion of our first Grade 1-12 cycle, and this year’s class of largely 2001-born student-athletes begins the next.

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, even the height!

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

Our Class of 2019 student-athletes 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 to play sports in addition to continuing their studies.

And we welcome every sport!

Our goal? Last year we set an all-time high at 986 names. In 2019, we want to hit the 1,000 mark!

Click anywhere here to see the list of last year’s B.C. Recruits List athletes to get an idea of what we are looking for.

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

Remember, our goal is to 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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