Stammberger earns national recognition

U SPORTS Community Service Award Winner

- March 9, 2018

Sven Stammberger in action in 2017-18 season
Sven Stammberger in action in 2017-18 season

Fifth-year forward Sven Stammberger earned recognition at the U SPORTS men's basketball awards gala Wednesday night. In addition to being named a second team all-Canadian, he also received the Ken Sheilds award for community service.

A native of Halifax, N.S., 6-foot-6 forward Sven Stammberger was the Tigers leading scorer this season, averaging 18.4 points per game.

He also led Dalhousie in rebounding, with an average of 8.2 per game, and added 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

In the classroom, Stammberger is a U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian with a 3.5 GPA.

He is heavily involved in the community, volunteering his time with numerous initiatives both on and off the Dalhousie campus, including the Special Tigers program. Currently in its fifth year, the Special Tigers program connects children and teens with cognitive disabilities with Dalhousie student-athletes through sport. Events include basketball, soccer, mini-stick hockey, badminton and more.

Stammberger has volunteered his time with several Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI) events, as well as with IWK Activity Days events. 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, working with elementary, junior high and high school students.

In addition to being a fine athlete, Sven is a considerate, thoughtful and caring young man. When I think of Sven the words integrity, selflessness and compassion come to mind first and foremost. He is an exceptional young man and a true role model for both his teammates and youngsters alike. Rick Plato - Dalhousie head coach



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