UBC Thunderbirds rookie Bryan Pawlina of Courtenay has been named the NAIA West Pitcher of the Year. It was one of several honours for the UBC baseball team when the NAIA West recently announced its regular season awards.
Pawlina was also named to the All-NAIA West Team as a relief pitcher. The awards were based on conference play only. Pawlina, who ended the season as a starter, was 8-0 during the 28-game NAIA West schedule for UBC. Overall, he went 9-1 with a team-leading 2.47 earned run average.
The 6′,3″, 180-pound right hander played minor ball in the Comox Valley and is a graduate of the Parksville Royals program.