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Dalhousie Tigers Academic All-Canadians

U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians

98 Dalhousie student-athletes earned U SPORTS academic all-Canadian staus in 2016-17. They will be honoured at the Academic All-Canadian luncheon, Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

In 1988, U SPORTS introduced its first Academic All-Canadians, those exceptional student-athletes who achieve an academic standing of 80% or better while playing on one of their university's varsity teams.

Since 2001, over 1,000 Dalhousie student-athletes have received the distinction of U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian.

Students at Dalhousie University strive for excellence in sport, academics and in the greater community. CIS Academic All-Canadian distinction is one of the highest recognitions a university varsity athlete may receive. To earn U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian distinction, a varsity student-athlete must be enrolled full-time and achieve an average of 80% or higher in the academic year. Athletes at Dalhousie University spend over 20 hours per week on school work while committing at least another 20 hours to athletics as they practice daily and compete most weekends. On top of this many student-athletes find time to volunteer with various community organizations. The athletes who earn this prestigious national honour are inspirational to the greater Dalhousie community and the Tigers congratulate them for their work ethic and determination.

2016 Luncheon Recap

Academic All-Canadian Award Recipients
2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07
2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2001-02  


U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

Among these outstanding individuals, one female and one male from each U SPORTS regional association are selected annually as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians and receive the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation. McGill leads all U SPORTS schools with a record 22 Commendations, while Dalhousie is in second place with 13, alongside the University of Alberta and the Univeristy of Manitoba.

Dalhousie Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation Recipients
2016-17 Anna Dunn-Suen, Women's volleyball  2011-12 Miranda MacMillan, Women's hockey 2011-12 Nathan Muskoe, Men's track & field
2010-11 Daniel You, Men's volleyball 2009-10 Alex Legge, Women's basketball 2007-08 Niklas Rademacher, Men's volleyball
2006-07 Katie Hollinshead, Women's soccer 2005-06 Jeff Weiler, Men's volleyball 2004-05 Hilary Burn, Women's CC/T&F
2002-03 Marieke Gardner, Women's soccer 2001-02 Andrea Faryniuk, Women's track & field 1999-00 Aaron Barkhouse, Men's soccer
1995-96 Rachelle Beaton, Women's track & field