Source: U SPORTS Communications
The U SPORTS student-athletes announced last month as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season were honoured in Quebec City on Friday morning.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the newly-apppointed Governor General of Canada, presented the fifth annual Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation to the eight recipients, during a ceremony at the Citadelle of Québec, her official residence in Quebec City.
The Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation was founded by the Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada, who first honoured Canada’s Top 8 student-athletes in 2013.
Every year, a growing number of U SPORTS student-athletes are recognized as Academic All-Canadians, having maintained an average of 80 per cent or better over the academic year while competing for one - or more - of their university’s varsity teams. Among these outstanding individuals, one female and one male student-athlete from each of the four conferences are selected annually to make up the Top 8.
“The list of Academic All-Canadians continues to grow each year,” said Graham Brown, President and CEO of U SPORTS. “The success of the Top 8 is a testament to the dedication of our student-athletes on the field of play, in the classroom and as leaders in their communities across the country.”
ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SPORT (AUS)
Anna Dunn-Suen, Volleyball, Dalhousie University
Eric Locke, Hockey, St. Francis Xavier University
RÉSEAU DU SPORT ÉTUDIANT DU QUÉBEC (RSEQ)
Fabiola Forteza, Rugby, Université Laval
Louis-Mathieu Normandin, Football, Université de Montréal
ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (OUA)
Katherine Bearne, Soccer, University of Ottawa
Osvald Nitski, Swimming, University of Toronto
CANADA WEST (CW)
Margaret Casault, Volleyball, University of Alberta
Geoff Gray, Football, University of Manitoba