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Ngu and Pham representing Falcon badminton team at national Championships

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Ngu and Pham are going to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships at the beginning of March.


Lauren Dietrich | Interrobang | Sports | March 1st, 2019




The badminton Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Championships took place Feb. 15 to 16 at University of Toronto Mississauga.

The Fanshawe women’s doubles team took home a silver medal. The women’s doubles team, Helen Ngu and Han Pham, will be heading to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships at the beginning of March.

According to a Feb. 16 press release from Fanshawe Athletics, the women’s doubles team finished in first place in the round robin play. Upon defeating Boreal, Ngu and Pham headed to the final game and secured their spot at the CCAA championships.

Ngu and Pham went up against a team from Humber College and was defeated 17-21, 21-17 and 13-21.

According to the Feb. 16 press release, a Fanshawe women’s doubles team has not qualified for the CCAA championships since the 2006/07 season.

In addition to Ngu and Pham having success at the OCAA Championships, women’s singles player Melanie Wade also played well. According to the press release, first year player Wade finished in fourth place after the round robin. She then went on to defeat a player from George Broth in the semi-final game 21-18 and 21-12. Wade moved on to the bronze medal match where she defeated Jessica Maher from George Brown making that two medals for the Falcon badminton team at the OCAA Championships.

The CCAA Championships will take place March 6 to 9 at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S.

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