2018 CCAA Badminton All-Canadians

2018 CCAA Badminton All-Canadians

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2018 CCAA Badminton All-Canadians.

The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2018 CCAA Badminton National Championships at Concordia University of Edmonton.

Here are the 2018 Badminton All-Canadians:

Takeisha Wang


Imran Wadia


Concordia Thunder



In her third season at Concordia, Wang led the Thunder to a second-place finish in the conference. The ACAC Player of the Year went 11-1 in Women's Singles and 8-1 in Mixed Doubles and defended her Women's Singles title at the ACAC Championships. Wang, who represented Canada at the 2017 FISU Universiade in Taiwan, has a positive attitude and is an excellent team player. She is currently volunteering as a coach at the Alberta Winter Games.   Wadia led the Ooks to a first-place finish in the ACAC team standings. The third-year Ook went a perfect 9-0 in Men's Singles and 5-1 in Doubles and captured the Men's Doubles title at the ACAC Championships. Now a two-time CCAA All-Canadian, Wadia has taken on a deserving leadership role at NAIT and is a role model to his teammates. The ACAC Player of the Year is currently ranked No. 2 in Alberta and No. 36 in Canada.

Chloe Rowe


Yuge Zeng


Humber Hawks


George Brown Huskies

Rowe was victorious at the OCAA West Regional and went on to capture her second consecutive title in Women's Doubles at the OCAA Championships. The defending CCAA gold medalist in Women's Doubles was named the OCAA Player of the Year. Rowe is a true team player who always accepts the designation/discipline assigned to her in the best interest of team success and chemistry.   In his first year with the Huskies, Zeng captured the Men's Singles title at the OCAA Championships. The OCAA Player of the Year earned Singles titles at the Regional Championship as well as gold at the Centennial, George Brown, Fanshawe and Humber Invitationals. In addition, he earned a pair of gold medals in Doubles play. Zeng has an exemplary work ethic, is highly supportive of his teammates and is very successful in the classroom.

Sam Lawther


Jaryd Morrissey


UKC Blue Devils


Mount Allison Mounties

In her second season with the Blue Devils, the 2017 ACAA Rookie of the Year was named the conference's Player of the Year. Lawther was victorious in all but one Women's Singles match this season. She captured gold in Mixed Doubles at the ACAA Championships. Lawther is an exceptional athlete and person. Her work ethic is second to none and she passes on her intensity and drive to her teammates at UKC.   Morrissey led the Mounties to a team title in the ACAA, his third in as many seasons at Mount Allison. The two-time CCAA All-Canadian was dominant this season, competing in Men's Singles, Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Morrissey is a tremendous leader and teammate with a great work ethic and shows incredible discipline toward his development as a student-athlete. Morrissey also suits up for the Mounties Men's Soccer team (U SPORTS).