StFX Athletics celebrates 2014-15 CIS Academic All-Canadians
Antigonish, NS—The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2014-15 CIS Academic All-Canadians Friday morning at their annual celebratory breakfast. This year there were 61 CIS Academic All-Canadians, those student-athletes who have achieved an 80% average or above while consuming a year of eligibility competing for a varsity team.
It was the second highest total StFX Athletics has had since the awarding of Academic All-Canadians began in 1990-91.
“It is important that we pause to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes,” comments StFX Director of Athletics & recreation Leo MacPherson.
“These Academic All-Canadians have mastered the ability to balance a demanding varsity sport commitment, their tremendous community outreach activities, and achieve excellence in their academic endeavors. Their achievements are remarkable.”
Out of the possible 265 eligible student-athletes who consumed CIS eligibility by participating on a varsity team at StFX during the 2014-15 season, 23% achieved CIS Academic All-Canadian status, including 31 male and 30 female student-athletes. StFX University continues to have over 50 CIS Academic All-Canadians each year.
There were 31 first-time Academic All-Canadians, 19 student-athletes who received the honor for the second time in their career, and nine student-athletes who were three-time Academic All-Canadians. Former X-Women hockey forward Alexa Normore received the prestige of being the lone five-time Academic All-Canadian.
Uniquely this year there were four sets of siblings who received the academic honor: Chloe and Elise Brennan (X-Women soccer), Jenna and Lisa Downey (X-Women hockey), Jason and Shannon Hatch (X-Men and X-Women basketball), and Hailey and Hannah Pollock (X-Women track & field).
The Academic All-Canadians were honored at a celebratory breakfast at the Charles V. Keating Centre where they received a certificate from Canadian Interuniversity Sport along with a gift from the Department of Athletics. All student-athletes were encouraged to invite a faculty member to accompany them to the breakfast. The breakfast was held in conjunction with StFX Athletics Faculty Appreciation Week.
The complete list of 2014-15 StFX Academic All-Canadians is as follows:
Chloe Allen, Hockey Steven Kuhn, Hockey
Ryan Ashlee, Soccer Trevor Kwan, Soccer
Danielle Aucoin, Soccer Natalie Lesco, Rugby
Matthew Bartley, Track & Field Eric Locke, Hockey
Gabby Bergh, Soccer Heidi MacDonald, Cross Country
Caitlain Blanchard, Rugby Olivia MacDonald, Cross Country
Chloe Brennan, Soccer Nicole MacDonald, Soccer
Elise Brennan, Soccer Stuart MacPherson, Cross Country
Nathan Chiarlitti, Hockey Zack MacQueen, Hockey
Alex Cyr, Cross Country Bobbie Martin, Soccer
Olivia Czipf, Soccer Bronson Maschmeyer, Hockey
Pascale Daigle, Hockey Jake McKenna, Track & Field
Calvin DeWolfe, Cross Country Alexa Normore, Hockey
Jenna Downey, Hockey Ariana Orasanin, Hockey
Lisa Downey, Hockey Nadine Otten, Track & Field
Kira Dube, Hockey Drew Owsley, Hockey
Craig Duininck, Hockey Hailey Pollock, Track & Field
Liam Elbourne, Soccer Hannah Pollock, Track & Field
Matthew Eliot, Cross Country Samantha Robertson, Basketball
Charlton Elliott, Football Chris Shibley, Football
Thomas Faour, Track & Field Robert Slaney, Hockey
Warren Ferguson, Cross Country Ted Stephens, Hockey
Mitchell George, Soccer Cole Suart, Soccer
Claire Gibbons, Soccer Alex Taylor, Soccer
Melissa Gottschall, Basketball Megan Thompson, Basketball
Leah Gouthro, Cross Country Jordan Tyrrell, Basketball
Brianna Graham, Rugby Erin Visser, Soccer
Cole Grbavac, Hockey Lee Wesselius, Cross Country
Jason Hatch, Basketball Maura Woodman, Soccer
Shannon Hatch, Basketball Marco Zanchetta, Soccer
Kristoff Kontos, Hockey
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