89 student‑athletes honoured at annual Academic All‑Canadian Luncheon

- January 18, 2017

Vice-provost student affairs, Dr. Arig al Shaybah with student-athletes in the Faculty of Health Professions
Vice-provost student affairs, Dr. Arig al Shaybah with student-athletes in the Faculty of Health Professions

Sixty student-athletes took to the stage Tuesday afternoon (January 17) to be honoured by parents, coaches, mentors and staff at Dalhousie’s 18th-annual Academic All-Canadian Luncheon, celebrating successes on and off the field of play.

In total, 89 Dalhousie varsity student-athletes achieved Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian status during the 2015-16 academic year. To qualify as an Academic All-Canadian, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of at least 3.50 over the academic year while competing in a varsity sport. Hard work, dedication, sacrifice and support are crucial in these students’ lives.  

At Tuesday's reception, Dalhousie President Richard Florizone applauded Dal's student-athletes on their discipline and commitment to being successful.

“Our students achieve so much, in so many fields and that is a tremendous achievement," hes said. "Thank you for representing Dalhousie so well.”

Fourth-year hockey player Mati Barrett spoke on behalf of the student-athletes, thanking those who help them achieve success: “We could not have gotten where we are today without the help and support of so many people.”

In addition to honouring the student-athletes, the luncheon also applauds the individuals who’ve helped the student-athletes achieve their goals: their academic mentors. Honourees were given the opportunity to invite a faculty member to the reception, someone who had been vital to their success as student-athletes.

“Our parents are always there for us, cheering us on," continued Barrett. "Our coaches push us to work hard and earn everything we get, as do our professors and mentors. They push us because they know we can do it. Thank you to everyone who believes and us and guides us along our way.”

“This is a flagship event on our calendar every year,” says  Tim Maloney, director of varsity athletics. “We strive for excellence in the classroom and in sport at Dalhousie and this event is a true representation of that. To be able to recognize our outstanding student-athletes and recognize those who have helped them succeed is something we take great pride in.”

Dalhousie's Academic All-Canadians – 2015-16

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Diedre Alexander, basketball
Hannah Ascough, cross country
Aidan Klassen, soccer
Jeremy Ryant, swimming
Katherine Webster, swimming

Faculty of Computer Science

Oran Monsen, swimming

Faculty of Engineering

Scott Bailey, volleyball
Logan Baillie, volleybal
lMatthew Coolen, track & field
Matthew Donovan, volleyball
Mike Evelyn, hockey
Heather Grandy, track & field
Aaron Hoyle, soccer
Angus MacIntosh, cross country/track & field
Matthew McNeil, cross country/track & field
Jacob Wing, cross country/track & field
Nicolas Wood, cross country/track & field
Nicholas Zachernuk, curling

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Brendan Gemmell, track & field
Adam Karakolis, track & field
Chris MacRae, curling
Celia Peters, cross country/track & field
Colleen Wilson, cross country/track & field

Faculty of Health Professions

School of Health and Human Performance
Jenny Marita Alfieri, hockey
Raquel Bachman, curling
Mati Barrett, hockey
Amanda Bowles, soccer
Sangmuk Choi, soccer
Emma Ciprick, volleyball
Sam Corcoran, soccer
Mieke DuMont, volleyball
Morgan Hawkes, cross country/track & field
Kayte Kowal, cross country/track & field
Glenn Lassaline, volleyball
Sarah MacNeil, hockey
Kristy McGregor-Bales, soccer
Jessica Shannon, track & field
Jenna Silverberg, track & field
Sydney Smith, track & field
Adam Spragg, volleyball
Tessa Stammberger, basketball

School of Health Sciences
Harrison Callaghan, volleyball
Rebecca Chilvers, hockey
Kristin Clarke, curling
Jonathan Doucett, soccer

School of Nursing
Abby Czenze, volleyball
Emily Ferguson, cross country/track & field
Kenzie MacPhee, hockey
Anna McCrea, track & field
Victoria Parkinson, soccer
Scarlett Smith, soccer
Alexandria Tarasuk, soccer

Faculty of Management

Corbin Boes, hockey
Rachel Carr, hockey
Emily Clarke, cross country
Alex Cote, hockey
Kevin Duong, basketball
Stephanie Dyck, soccer
Michael Fraser, basketball
Matthew Jackson, curling
Adam Karmali, basketball
Phoebe Lenderyou, swimming
Luke Madill, hockey
Elyse Marble, swimming
Jenna Oosterholt, track & field
Colton Parsons, hockey
William Wright, soccer

Faculty of Science

Alicia Brine, curling
Olivia Coakley, soccer
Ross Chricton, basketball
Anna Dunn-Suen, volleyball
Ainsley Fraser, swimming
Sophie Gaube, basketball
Doriana Homerski, soccer
Ann Johnsen, swimming
Abby Llewellyn, cross country/track & field
Andrea Lyon, hockey
Jenna MacDonald, cross country
Morgan MacIntosh, soccer
Ainsley MacIntyre, basketball
Emily MacKenzie, curling
Allister Mason, cross country/track & field
Meagan McKenna, soccer
Kayla Ogilvie, hockey
Jack Schembri, soccer
Rachel Shin, swimming
Jackson Sinclair, swimming
Keenan Teghtsoonian, swimming


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