The 2018–19 season was another successful year for Lakeland Rustler athletics as the department, coaches and student-athletes strived to meet excellence in the 3 C’s.
Competitively the Rustlers hosted the Conference Men’s Basketball Championships with the men finishing a respectable fifth place. The women’s basketball team earned their first medal in team history coming home with an ACAC bronze. The men’s futsal team peak at the right time of the season earning an ACAC silver medal and the women’s volleyball team finished with an ACAC bronze medal just missing out heading to the national championships for a third straight year. The mixed curling team earned a silver medal and the men’s team earned a bronze at the ACAC Championships. The men’s team headed off to the National Championships in Halifax and missed making the medal round by one point. The rodeo team finished the season off with championship buckles in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing.
Individually 8 Lakeland student athletes received All-Conference Awards, Women’s Volleyball player Rae Sigurdson was selected as a CCAA All Canadian and ACAC Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year
Academically - Rustler student-athletes achieved the highest collective GPA in the history of the Rustler athletics program. 110 ACAC student athletes combined to earn a collective GPA average of 3.01. Twenty seven student-athletes were awarded CCAA National Scholar awards while thirty student–athletes were awarded ACAC Academic Athlete awards. Four student-athletes were presented with CCAA Academic All Canadian awards.
In the Community Rustler student athletes continued to coach youth in club programs and camps in their sports. Rustler student athletes and coaches contributed over 2000 hours in the Lakeland community leading and engaging local youth
Overall it was another fantastic year for the Rustler Athletics program and the student athletes who competed for Lakeland.