Dal Tiger Aidan Goslett named U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All‑Canadian

- January 31, 2024

Men's cross country and track & field athlete Aidan Goslett has been named a U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.
Men's cross country and track & field athlete Aidan Goslett has been named a U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.

Dalhousie cross country and track and field athlete Aidan Goslett of Toronto has been selected as one of the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2022-23 season by U SPORTS.

U SPORTS, Canada's national governing body for university sports, will celebrate the eight best and brightest university student-athletes from across Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa Wednesday night.

The eight honorees were selected from the 4,900 student-athletes who achieved U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status in the 2022-23 season. U SPORTS student-athletes achieve Academic All-Canadian status for maintaining an average of 80 percent or better over the academic year while competing for one — or more — of their university’s teams that participate within U SPORTS.

“These eight outstanding individuals represent the more than 4,900 U SPORTS student-athletes who achieved excellence in the classroom and on the field of play this past year," says Pierre Arsenault, CEO of U SPORTS. "They’re the crème-de la-crème of Canadian students, and we are fortunate to have the support of the Governor General and the Speaker of the House as we recognize our Top 8 Academic All-Canadians.”

Each of the top student-athletes will be presented with the Governor General’s Medal for Academic Excellence at the ceremony this evening in recognition of their achievements. It's the 30th anniversary of the event. The recipients will also be honoured Thursday in a reception on Parliament Hill hosted by The Honourable Greg Fergus, P.C., M.P, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Aidan Goslett 

Institution: Dalhousie University
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Sport: Track and Field
Program: Commerce (Marketing) with a Minor in Economics
GPA: 4.0

Overcoming a torn hamstring in March 2022, Dalhousie University’s Aidan Goslett recovered to lead his track and field team to the Atlantic University Sport title before earning a silver medal at the U SPORTS national championship in the 1000m event last March.

An AUS all-star, Aidan set two new Dalhousie records last season in the 1000m and 1500m events, breaking the conference record in the 1000m event. 

A volunteer with the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI), Aidan completed his Bachelor of Commerce Co-op: Cooperative Education in Marketing Management with a Minor in Economics in May 2023, finishing the 2022-23 academic year with a 4.0 grade point average.

Other Top 8 winners

In addition to Aidan, this year's other winners include:

  • Acadia University’s Haley McDonald (Port Williams, N.S. 
  • Emmy Fecteau (St-Odilon, Que.) from Concordia University
  • Yoan David (Sherbrooke, Que.) of the University of Sherbrooke
  • Queen’s University’s Ashton Miller-Melancon (Dorval, Que.)
  • University of Waterloo’s Hannah Blair (Waterloo, Ont.)
  • Jordan Canham  (Avonmore, Ont.) of the University of Alberta 
  • Madisson Lawrence (Winnipeg, Man.) of the University of Manitoba


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