The RDC sports teams will be busy over the Christmas break.
Both volleyball teams will travel to the United States while the basketball squads will compete in Alberta tournaments.
The volleyball Kings, who are ranked No. 1 in Canada, will travel to Anaheim, Calif, from Dec. 27-Jan. 3, and train with Douglas College of New Westminster, B.C. and play matches against Cal Baptist University and Concordia University Irvine. The highlight of the trip will a match against the two-time defending NCAA Division I champion University of California Irvine Anteaters on Dec. 28.
The volleyball Queens, ranked fourth in the CCAA, will travel to Seattle, Wash., prior to Christmas to watch the NCAA women’s national championship and spend several days training. Queens power hitter, Amber Adolf, was the ACAC representative on the CCAA player of the month voting.
The basketball Kings, who dropped to sixth in the nation from second after losing to Medicine Hat, will compete in the SAIT Trojans Holiday Classic, Jan. 2-4, opening against Olds College.
The basketball Queens will attend the NAIT Ooks annual Blue-Gold tournament, Jan, 2-4. They face Concordia Jan. 2, Grant MacEwan, Jan.3 and the University of Alberta, Augustana, Jan. 4.
l Two RDC players were selected the final ACAC athletes of the week for the first half of the season.
Basketball Kings fifth-year point guard Lloyd Strickland received the top male award after a spectacular performance in a 113-47 win over SAIT. He had 24 points, 10 assists and five steals.
Meanwhile hockey Queens third-year forward Jayna Kitchen scored three goals and added three assists in a 7-2 win over NAIT and received the top female award.