St. Clair College Badminton Win National Bronze

Somath Kong
St. Clair College badminton player Somath Kong.

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) – The St. Clair College Mixed Doubles pair of Somath Kong (Windsor, ON/Vincent Massey) and Alaina Lee (Windsor, ON/Kennedy) won a Bronze Medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship hosted by Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC this past weekend.

After a 2-3 record in round robin play on Thursday and Friday the rookie players were the 4th seed in the semi-finals. The St. Clair duo lost the semi-final 21-8, 21-11 Friday night against the eventual gold medal team from Alberta before defeating the BC rep 21-19, 20-22, 21-18 in the Bronze Medal Match on Saturday.

This marks the second medal for St. Clair at the National level in Mixed Doubles and the first since Julie Schell and Vuong (Johnny) Tran won a bronze in 2011. This is just the fourth medal in CCAA history for St. Clair in Badminton with a 2010 Men's Doubles Bronze Medal (Vuong Tran/Sam Lamoure) and a 1991 Women's Singles Bronze Medal (Penny Parkes) rounding out the exclusive club for the Saints.

St. Clair College badminton player Alaina Lee.