BU Alumnus Paul Sanderson Signs Pro Deal in Switzerland

August 15, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

BRANDON, MB – The last four years have been quite a ride for Paul Sanderson. After a 15,000 kilometre journey from Melbourne, Australia to Brandon, Manitoba, Sanderson has accomplished what no other athlete in BU history has.

Now Sanderson is looking forward to making the jump to the pro ranks after signing a contract that will see him land in Switzerland this fall.

Sanderson has signed a deal with TV Schönenwerd of the Swiss National league, and will begin training with the team full-time next week.

“It’s a bit of a nerve-wracking experience, but now that I know I’m going to a good team in a good league it’s definitely exciting,” says Sanderson.

Sanderson set almost every offensive school record and now holds a number of offensive records in the Canada West conference, leaving his mark as one of the best volleyball players to compete in the history of Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

What’s truly remarkable is that Sanderson shattered so many career records in just four years – where as other record holders did it in five. Add that to two CIS national championship medals and Sanderson’s legacy speaks for itself.

“Records and awards are always nice to have but what I’m more proud of is what we accomplished as a team,” Sanderson remarks. “Being part of a team that went from four wins to second in the country over a few short years is something I’m very proud of.”

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