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Stammberger receives U Sports award

Sven Stammberger is a fifth-year forward with the Dalhousie Tigers men's basketball team. Submitted photo.
Sven Stammberger is a fifth-year forward with the Dalhousie Tigers men's basketball team. Submitted photo.

For student-athlete community service

HALIFAX – A Dalhousie Tigers’ basketball star with family ties to the Kensington area received a U Sports national award on Wednesday night.
Sven Stammberger, who previously lived in Kensington and is the son of Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School graduate and former athletic director Anna Pendergast-Stammberger, was announced as the 2017-18 recipient of the Ken Shields Award for student-athlete community service.
Stammberger was recognized for volunteering his time with numerous initiatives, both on and off the Dalhousie campus, including the Special Tigers program.
He also has volunteered his time with several student-athlete mental health initiatives, as well as the IWK activity days. He has also been a part of the Best Buddies program, which works with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities – as well as Tigers’ basketball camps.
“In addition to being a fine athlete, Sven is a considerate, thoughtful and caring young man,” said Dalhousie head coach Rick Plato. “When I think of Sven the words integrity, selflessness and compassion come to mind first and foremost.”
Stammberger, who was also named a second-team All-Canadian, led the Tigers in scoring averaging 18.4 points per game and had a team-leading 8.2 rebounds per game.

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