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Women’s Volleyball Jumps North To Sign Cross Lake’s Dennita Cameron

Dennita Cameron is the newest young athlete to sign on with the CMU Blazers to play Women's Volleyball in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference in 2019-20. Hailing from the northern Manitoba community of Cross Lake First Nation, Cameron was honoured by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council in 2018 as the province's Female Athlete of the Year – a major award worthy of an athlete who has a very bright future.

After leading Thompson's R.D. Parker Collegiate to provincial berths in soccer, volleyball and basketball, the sport that garnered the biggest spotlight for Cameron's high school athletics career was high jump, where the springy six-foot tall leaper won the Manitoba High School provincial gold medal at the varsity girls level in both 2018 and 2019 and currently stands as the top-ranked under-20 female jumper in her province. Cameron scored a personal-best jump of 169 centimeters during her high school career landing her just five marks off the highest jump ever recorded in Manitoba high school sports.

The summer of 2017 was a big one for Cameron, who became the youngest track athlete named to Team Manitoba for the Canada Summer Games and also represented Pimicikamak Cree Nation at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto where Cameron and her Team Manitoba 16u teammates earned bronze medals. Cameron, along with recently signed CMU teammate Tammy Mitchell, will be back with team Manitoba next summer, destined for Nova Scotia and the 2020 North American Indigenous Games as part of a roster announced in Winnipeg last month.

"I am confident that Dennita's elite abilities will immediately contribute to our team's level of play at CMU," said Blazers' head coach Jayme Menzies who will lead Team Manitoba's quest for gold in Halifax next summer. "I am looking forward to supporting Dennita's career and watching her become a dominant post-secondary athlete."

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference recently released the dates for the 2019-20 Women's Volleyball season. Match #1 for the Blazers will see CMU host the Providence Pilots at the Loewen Athletic Centre on October 30th. The Blazers will take first serve in their preseason schedule in Vancouver against top competition from the CCAA's PacWest and Alberta Collegiate Conferences, including the defending National Champion, VIU Mariners, September 20-22. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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