Two from WolfPack volleyball to watch for at the Rio Olympics

Volleyball duo becomes the first WolfPack athletes to play in the games

Gord Perrin, who played three seasons for the WolfPack from 2007 to 2010, will soon play for Team Canada at the Rio Olympics. (Thompson Rivers University)

Gord Perrin, who played three seasons for the WolfPack from 2007 to 2010, will soon play for Team Canada at the Rio Olympics. (Thompson Rivers University)

Former WolfPack volleyball players are headed to the 2016 Rio Olympics. One for Canada, another for France. The two are the first from the WolfPack to go on to play in the Olympics.

Gord Perrin played three seasons for the WolfPack from 2007 to 2010. The Creston, B.C. native took the WolfPack all the way to a bronze medal in the CIS Championship, where he was also named a tournament all-star. In 2009-10, Perrin was named TRU’s male athlete of the year.

Following his time at TRU, Perrin joined a pro club in Turkey that won a championship in his second season. He also grabbed a bronze medal with Team BC at the 2009 Canada Games.

Kevin Tillie played two seasons with the ‘Pack from 2009 to 2011. He’s since played professionally overseas, and recently for Team France, which, with his help, qualified for the Olympics at a tournament in Japan in early June. During his time at TRU, he was named a CIS Rookie of the Year.

The games open on Friday, August 5.