Amateur Team Canada

Adam Svensson nominated for Sport B.C. Male Athlete of the Year

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Adam Svensson (Golf Canada/ Chuck Russell)

Team Canada member and Surrey, B.C. native Adam Svensson was nominated for Sport B.C. Male Athlete of the Year. The 20-year-old will learn the results of his nomination come the award ceremony on Mar. 12th.

In his sophomore season at Barry University, Svensson won seven NCAA titles en route to winning the Jack Nicklaus Award—given to the best Div II golfer in the nation. He followed that up with a 7th place finish at the World Amateur Team Championship alongside teammates Corey Conners (Listowel, Ont.) and Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.)—the Canadian contingent finished second overall.

Currently, Svensson sits at No. 35 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) and looks to improve even further in his junior year at Barry.

Svensson was nominated by David Atkinson, President of British Columbia Golf and Kris Jonasson, Executive Director of British Columbia Golf.

The 2014 winner of this award was Boston Celtics basketball player Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops.