Record‑breaking 198 Tigers earn U SPORTS Academic All‑Canadian honours

Nearly 75 per cent of all Dal student-athletes achieved the honour

- February 21, 2022

Week-long celebrations kicked off Monday to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 2020-2021 Academic All-Canadians.
Week-long celebrations kicked off Monday to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 2020-2021 Academic All-Canadians.

A record number of 198 Dalhousie varsity student-athletes achieved U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status during the 2020-21 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. 

In lieu of the annual Academic All-Canadian Luncheon, a pre-recorded virtual celebration premiered today to kick off a week-long celebration showcasing the student-athletes who achieved the distinction and recognizing those who play a large role in helping the Tigers succeed as both students and athletes.

Tim Maloney, executive director of Athletics and Recreation at Dal, opened the celebration highlighting the success the Tigers achieved in the 2020-21 season during the global pandemic.

“Even with  all of the uncertainty our student-athletes have faced in the last two years along with an online learning environment, training disruptions and cancelled competition, our Tigers still found a way to succeed in the classroom last year,” he said.  “Thank you to all of our record-breaking 198 Academic All-Canadians for being great Tigers in your pursuit in academic and athletic excellence.”

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Overcoming obstacles

Dal President Deep Saini commended the student-athletes for their perseverance through evolving COVID-19 restrictions, changes to training and competition schedules and moves to and from online learning.

“Despite the formidable challenges that our student athletes have been faced with this year, they continue to succeed academically, athletically and through their community endeavours,” said Dr. Saini. “The fact that nearly 75% of our student-athletes achieved Academic All-Canadian status is an exceptional ratio that we should all take great pride in.”

The celebrations continue all week long with profiles of many of the student-athletes who achieved Academic All-Canadian honours in 2020-21.

View the 2020-21 Academic All-Canadian celebration video.

Dalhousie's Academic All-Canadians – 2020-21

Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Anika Almero, Volleyball
Kayli Friesen-Weir, Track & Field
Mairead MacKenzie, Basketball
Sarah MacVarish, Soccer

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Myriam Arseneau, Volleyball
Luke Berryman, Soccer
Katie Berwick, Swimming
Charlotte Boyden, Hockey
Jaydn Cowie, Soccer
Michael Dill, Hockey
Emma Kerr, Track & Field
Mackenzie Kitchen, Track & Field
Bridget McSwiggan, Basketball
Benjamin Rafales-Nordofs, Swimming
Jasmine Skuse, Swimming
Jayden Stitt, Hockey
Imani Theodore, Swimming
Cameron Thompson, Hockey
Chloe Wilson, Basketball              

Faculty of Computer Science
Ted Graveson, Volleyball
Ryan Jardine, Swimming
Deniz Kaptan, Soccer
Emilio Roche, Soccer
Faculty of Engineering
Connor Aalders, Soccer
Andrew Arseneau, Volleyball
Nicolas Beaulieu, Track & Field
Lachlan Greechan, Track & Field
Amelia Lane, Swimming
Reilly Pickard, Hockey
Nicole Soon, Hockey
Ioannis Trihopoylos, Soccer
Samuel Wade, Basketball
Jeffrey Walton, Volleyball
Lauren Williams, Swimming
Kaitlyn Woodworth, Soccer/Track & Field

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Jacob Bolton, Soccer
Sarah Dawe, Volleyball
Alec Freeman, Cross Country
Taryn Jakub, Cross Country
Abby Jenkins, Volleyball
Gracious Kasheke, Soccer
Catherine O'Connor, Hockey
Zach Visser, Soccer

Faculty of Health
Abdelrahman Abu osba, Soccer
Matthew Aftanas, Track & Field
Breagh Bates, Soccer
Carley Birrell, Soccer, Cross Country/Track & Field
Haley Birrell, Soccer
Ethan Boyle, Swimming
Taylor Carr-Babineau, Hockey
Alex Carson, Basketball
Melanie Clayton, Track & Field
Abbey Corish, Swimming
Will Cox, Cross Country/Track & Field
Ethan Dahr, Track & Field
Suliman Elomrani, Soccer
Natalya Gimon, Volleyball
Harmon Grimshaw-Surette, Cross Country/Track & Field
Hudson Grimshaw-Surette, Cross Country/Track & Field
Mackenzie Hall, Cross Country/Track & Field
Amy Hartling, Swimming
Brinly Holt, Basketball
Drazen Jerkovic, Basketball
Taylor Joyce, Hockey
Danielle Keefe, Cross Country/Track & Field
Sydney Kenney, Soccer
Renata Kingston, Cross Country
Dan Lord, Track & Field
Chelsea MacIsaac, Track & Field
Jonathan Madeyski, Swimming
Alexandra McArthur, Hockey
Mikayla Moffett, Track & Field
Lauren Mosher, Swimming
Abbey Nichols, Swimming
Martine Nyhof, Swimming
Anna Parsons, Basketball
James Quigley, Swimming
Amelia Reid, Track & Field
Nick Robertson, Cross Country/Track & Field
Katelyn Scott, Basketball
Madeline Shivgulam, Swimming
Sartaj Sidhu, Volleyball
Arcel Siosan, Volleyball
Sofia Stewart, Track & Field
Hannah Trites, Cross Country/Track & Field
Talia Vydykhan, Volleyball
Georgia Waller, Cross Country
Isabella Weist, Hockey
Amy Wilson, Hockey

Schulich School of Law
Blair Miller, Cross Country

Faculty of Management
Mattie Base, Hockey
Callum Campbell, Volleyball
James Cromack, Cross Country/Track & Field
Brett Crossley, Hockey
Jonathan Cyr, Hockey
Jasmine Delima-Baril, Swimming
Quinton Dowling, Volleyball
Scott Gaetz, Hockey
Derek Gentile, Hockey
Jonathan Goodridge, Cross Country/Track & Field
Benjamin Gory, Basketball
Aidan Goslett, Cross Country/Track & Field
Matt Green, Hockey
Ben Grondin, Soccer
Jack Hanley, Hockey
Ahmed Haroun, Soccer
Vienna Harwood, Volleyball
Nicole Hegyi, Hockey
Christian Huntley, Hockey
Aiden Jamieson, Hockey
Alex Knesaurek Soccer
Shaun Miller, Hockey
Julie Moore, Volleyball
Gabrielle Noordijk, Hockey
Xavier Ochu, Basketball
Keana Oshowy, Hockey
Campbell Pickard, Hockey
Sara Pitman, Soccer
Kevin Resop, Hockey
Daniel Rosen, Cross Country/Track & Field
Sydney Thompson, Volleyball
Josh Touw, Soccer
Keevan Veinot, Basketball
Josh Wainman, Hockey
Katie Wuotila, Basketball
Kyle Yewchuk, Hockey

Faculty of Science
Aaliyah Arab-Smith, Basketball
Adele Arsenault, Soccer
Nathan Barton, Basketball
Maggie Baxter, Hockey
Sydni Bird, Hockey
Eden Bishop, Track & Field
Emma Bishop, Hockey
Marley Blommers, Basketball
Devon Bode, Soccer
Alyson Bodner, Soccer
Brett Boldon, Volleyball
Mikayla Boucher, Cross Country/Track & Field
Adam Bouma, Swimming
Noah Brake, Swimming
Zoe Brown, Soccer
Kaelyn Budden, Hockey
Calvin Butler, Soccer
Grace Calnan, Volleyball
Katie Cameron, Hockey
Hannah Chadwick, Basketball
Megan Chiasson, Soccer
Katherine Collings, Track & Field
Reagan Crowell, Swimming
Riley Donovan, Soccer
Olivia Eustace, Hockey
Hannah Firstbrook, Soccer
Tori Fitzpatrick, Cross Country/Track & Field
Kathleen Fougere, Volleyball
Darby Gielewski, Swimming
Annabel Gravely, Soccer
Meghan Greenland, Basketball
Veronica Hollick, Swimming
Emily Holt, Basketball
Maggie Hosmer, Track & Field
Amelia Humphrey, Hockey
Sophia King, Volleyball
Elizabeth Klimm, Hockey
Sarah Kromberg, Cross Country
Morgan Leon, Soccer
Hannah Lewis, Soccer
Zachary Lowe, Track & Field
Lauren Lowther, Cross Country/Track & Field
Victoria MacDonald, Swimming
Duncan MacIntyre, Hockey
Olivia MacIntyre, Soccer
Ewan MacLean, Swimming
Samuel Maillet  Basketball
Taylor Mattinson, Track & Field
Bailey Milos, Cross Country/Track & Field
Autumn Moors, Hockey
Sofia Nicolls, Soccer
Chloe O'Boyle Kelly, Cross Country/Track & Field
Josie Oickle, Soccer
Raeghan O'Leary, Hockey
Ethan O'Rourke, Hockey
Andréanne Paul-Chowdhury, Swimming
Ariel Provo, Basketball
Chloe Richardson, Soccer, Track & Field
Enrico Rodriguez, Soccer
Isabel Sarty, Swimming
Luc Sauze, Swimming
Andrew Shewfelt, Hockey
Emily Smith, Soccer
Nicole Solie, Soccer
Logan Sparkes, Swimming
Lily Spoozak, Track & Field
Jonathan Taylor, Swimming
Victoria Turcot, Volleyball
Emma Ward, Basketball
Kennedy Whelan, Hockey
Frances Wright, Cross Country/Track & Field
Alix Yallowega, Hockey


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