20 years of excellence

Tigers student-athletes in the spotlight

- January 22, 2019

Academic All-Canadians in the Faculty of Science
Academic All-Canadians in the Faculty of Science

Sixty-five student-athletes took to the stage this afternoon to be honoured by parents, coaches, mentors and staff at Dalhousie’s 20th annual Academic All-Canadian Luncheon, to celebrate their successes on and off the field of play. 

A total of 98 Dalhousie varsity student-athletes achieved U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status during the 2017-18 school 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.  

Dalhousie’s interim president and vice chancellor Peter MacKinnon, applauded Dalhousie’s student-athletes on their discipline and commitment to being successful. “To have 98 Academic All-Canadians in 2017-18 is an outstanding accomplishment. That’s 38% of our student body and it is something we should all take great pride in.” 

Sven Stammberger, a five-year member of the men’s basketball team spoke on behalf of the student-athletes, thanking those who help them achieve success. “There are so many people who have played an integral role in our successes. Our parents’ have provided many different paths for us to follow. Having great teachers and professors like the ones at Dalhousie has helped keep us interested and engaged in our academic endeavours. Our coaches push us every day to be the best we can be as athletes, but they also understand the importance of balancing success on the field of play with success in the classroom.”

Stammberger has been selected as one of U SPORTS Canada’s Top 8 Academic All-Canadians from the 2017-18 season. He along with seven other student-athletes from across Canada will be recognized on January 29 at Rideau Hall in the nation’s capital by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.

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. 

“We always encourage our student-athletes to strive for excellence in the classroom and in sport,” says Tim Maloney, Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation. “To be able to recognize them and the people that have helped them succeed is something we take great pride in.” 

Dalhousie's Academic All-Canadians – 2017-18

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Cassandra Bagnell, volleyball
Jacob Bolton, soccer
Kaitlyn Jones, curling
Shawna McKay, track & field   

Faculty of Computer Science
Alex Pawelczyk, hockey

Faculty of Engineering
Tessa Bulmer, volleyball
Matthew Coolen, track & field
Matthew Donovan, volleyball
Mike Evelyn, hockey
Andre Hendricks, track & field
Lauren Koskowich, volleyball
Angus MacIntosh, cross country/track & field
Matthew Manuel, curling
Jennifer Thompson, hockey
Maxxim Vigneau, hockey
Nicholas Zachernuk, curling

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Michael Brophy, curling
Meagan McKenna, soccer
Sven Stammberger, basketball

Faculty of Health

School of Health and Human Performance
Courtney Baker, volleyball
Amanda Bowles, soccer
Taylor Carr-Babineau, hockey
Emma Ciprick, volleyball
Annie Douglas, swimming
Mieke DuMont, volleyball
Hudson Grimshaw-Surette, cross country/track & field
Alysaa Harding, volleyball
Nik Jelicic, swimming
Savanna Jordan, cross country/track & field
Victoria Macintosh, hockey
Adam Manuel, track & field
Leila Okabe, hockey
Fabiana Petricca, hockey
Michelle Reddy, cross country/track & field
Austin Rees, soccer
Katelyn Scott, basketball
Jessica Severeyns, hockey
Madeline Shivgulam, swimming
Jenna Silverberg, track & field
Adam Spragg, volleyball
Michaela Walker, cross country/track & field
Tanner Williams, hockey 

School of Nursing
Anna McCrea, track & field

Schulich School of Law
Calvin DeWolfe, cross country/track & field

Faculty of Management
Marley Blommers, basketball
Corbin Boes, hockey
Bianca Canade, hockey
Kristin Clarke, curling
James Cromack, cross country/track & field
Stephanie Dyck, soccer
Ben Grondin, soccer
Kallen Heenan, soccer
Colin Long, cross country
Blair Miller, cross country
Gareth Nicholson, hockey
Maya Reynolds, track & field
Andrew Rieder, hockey

Faculty of Medicine
Stephanie Dennis, swimming
Jenna MacDonald, cross country

Faculty of Science
Jeffrey Arkin, soccer
Jacob Branchflower, swimming
Elizabeth Comeau, track & field
Corinne Desjardins, hockey
Ben Dornan, swimming
Justin Drapeau, volleyball
Tori Fitzpatrick, cross country
Sophie Gaube, basketball
Darby Giewlewski, swimming
Shannen Grandy, hockey
Jacob Halloran, cross country
Victoria Haworth, volleyball
Lorena Heubach, track & field
Tyler Immel-Herron, swimming
Ashley Jackson, basketball
Paige Jamieson, soccer
Sydney Kenney, soccer
Sarah Kromberg, cross country/track & field
Kaitlin Lamont, swimming
Matthew Leighton, track & field
Halle Loyek, swimming
Victoria MacDonald, swimming
Duncan MacIntyre, hockey
Olivia MacIntyre, soccer
Meg MacKay, swimming
Daniel Maguire, cross country
Morrgan Payne, swimming
Ariel Provo, basketball
Samuel Prystupa, soccer
Brooklyn Rawlyk, cross country/track & field
Olivia Ross, track & field
William Russell, cross country/track & field
Isabel Sarty, swimming
Andrew Shewfelt, hockey
Jackson Sinclair, swimming
Shaylynn Tell, cross country/track & field
Michael Trim, soccer
Maya Venkatamaran, soccer
Sarah Williams, swimming
Josh Worthen, hockey


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