Athletes and academics

- November 30, 2006

(l-r): Dr. Alan Shaver (Vice-President Academic and Provost), Computer Science AACs Graham Smith (Swimming) and Tomas Hofmann (Soccer) and Dr. Norm Scrimger (Dean). (Pearce photo)

Sixty-two students received one of the highest honours for a student athlete last week. The eighth annual  Academic All-Canadian Luncheon celebrated their achievements in the presence of peers, professors and parents. The awards recognize academic accomplishments according to standards set by the national university sport authority, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).

ÒWeÕre very proud of the exceptional achievements of our student-athletes in both their athletic and academic endeavours,” said Al Scott, the Director of Athletics.

This prestigious honour is awarded annually to varsity student-athletes who achieve an overall academic average of 80 per cent or a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.43, or higher. Dalhousie is a leader in producing academic all-

Below is the complete list of DalhousieÕs 2005-06 academic all-Canadians:

Emma Cooper, Basketball
Gillian Donald, Basketball
Ryan McKay, Basketball
Kathleen McNeil, Basketball
Andrew Sullivan, Basketball
Paul Chafe Cross, Country
Robert Jewer Cross, Country
Emily Roy, Cross Country
Matt Sheffield, Cross Country
Minh-Tiet Tan, Cross Country
Ellen Vessie, Cross Country
Shauna Wilcox, Cross Country
James Cuddihy, Hockey
Martin Gascon, Hockey
Leah Kutcher, Hockey
Maxime Lessard, Hockey
Ross McCain, Hockey
Kaitlyn McNutt, Hockey
Andre Robichaud, Hockey
Neil Smith, Hockey
Kate Tweedie, Hockey
Heather Armstrong, Soccer
Erin Brothers, Soccer
Alison Butko ,Soccer
Lauren Devereux, Soccer
Ryan Haughn, Soccer
Tomas Hofmann, Soccer
Katie Hollinshead, Soccer
Leanne Huck, Soccer
Darcie Jaremey, Soccer
Geoff Plant, Soccer
Meghan Tabor, Soccer
Julia Totosy, Soccer
Kiera Aitken, Swimming
Katie Archibald, Swimming
Stephanie Flynn,Swimming
Rebecca Harrison, Swimming
Corey Knickle, Swimming
Alexis Marshall, Swimming
Jimmy Mowbray, Swimming
Johannah Profit, Swimming
Maria Profit, Swimming
Graham Smith, Swimming
Bryce Tung, Swimming
David Wilkie, Swimming
Janice Ashworth, Track & Field
Marie Brisbois, Track & Field
Alicia Dobranowski, Track & Field
Tyler Durham, Track & Field
Joanna Heathcote, Track & Field
Andrew Leiper, Track & Field
Nicole Nixon, Track & Field
Dan Casey, Volleyball
Adam Hotchkiss, Volleyball
Leslie Marriott, Volleyball
Haley McInnis, Volleyball
Jesse Mighton, Volleyball
Stacey Power, Volleyball
Niklas Rademacher, Volleyball
Paul Richer, Volleyball
Scott Townsend, Volleyball
Jeff Weiler, Volleyball

Canadians with nearly one-third of student-athletes meeting this standard; twice the national average.

DalhousieÕs womenÕs soccer team had the most academic all-Canadians for 2005-06 with nine student-athletes selected.

The year 2005-06 was especially outstanding for the top honouree today. Jeff Weiler started the school year being named as one of the Top Eight Academic All-Canadians. Weiler led the menÕs volleyball Tigers to their 20th consecutive AUS championship last season, was the Dalhousie Male Athlete of the Year, CIS Libero of the Year for the third consecutive season and a CIS second team all-Canadian. Last season Weiler also received the Dale Iwanoczko Award presented to the CIS menÕs volleyball player who best combines community involvement, academics and athletics. Entering his final year in Kinesiology in 2006-07, he is a three-time Academic All-Canadian and a five-time member of the DeanÕs List at Dalhousie University. Jeff is a native of Scarborough, Ontario.


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