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Brenna Pomanski

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Brenna Pomanski

Valedictorian
Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health

Brenna Pomanski is graduating from UWinnipeg’s Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health with a 4-year B.Sc. in Athletic Therapy, having earned numerous awards for her committed academic performance. She was inspired to choose this field after experiencing and recovering from injury as a high school student athlete in volleyball, and credits her parents for setting a fine example of what hard work can achieve.

Awarded a Special Entrance Scholarship from UWinnipeg upon her high school graduation in 2012, Pomanski was named to the Dean’s Honour List and received an academic proficiency scholarship in each subsequent year of her studies. In 2015, Pomanski received the Dr. Henry Woltman Scholarship in Kinesiology and Applied Health, awarded by the Gupta Faculty to the “most promising student entering the final year of the Kinesiology and Applied Health major.” The previous year, she received the Chuck Badcock Scholarship in Athletic Therapy, which is provided to a deserving UWinnipeg athletic therapy student entering third year of studies. 

Pomanski is currently working in her home town of Selkirk, Manitoba, as a strength and conditioning specialist at a physiotherapy clinic. She also plans to pursue a master’s program in physiotherapy, a next step she began to consider while completing clinical work for her UWinnipeg studies. She says a big highlight of her time in the program was practicum placements with sports teams, including Selkirk Royals high school rugby team, the Interlake Thunder midget football team, and most recently, the Selkirk Steelers Jr. A Hockey Club.

In addition to what she learned at UWinnipeg, Pomanski says she values the close, supportive relationships she formed with her peers and faculty members.

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