Cougars student-athletes honoured as Academic All-Canadians

Cougars student-athletes honoured as Academic All-Canadians

CALGARY – At the Academic All-Canadians breakfast on Dec. 5, presented by Enterprise, forty-one of the Mount Royal University Cougars' student-athletes in four faculties have been named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season. 

To earn this honour, student-athletes must maintain an average of 80 per cent or better over the previous academic year while competing on a varsity team. In early November, U SPORTS announced that 3,643 student-athletes from coast-to-coast are being recognized as Academic All-Canadians. At MRU, the 80 per cent average is equivalent to 3.70 GPA.

"This award acknowledges the work that student-athletes do in the classroom and brings into focus our first priorities of academics," said Cougars Athletics and Recreation Director Karla Karch. "We are extremely proud of our student-athletes and the time commitment it takes to excel in all areas, including in the classroom, athletics and in the community."

Two Cougars have been named Academic All-Canadians for four years in a row since MRU became part of U SPORTS including Carley Bertram from women's hockey and Brianna Keil from women's soccer. Twelve Cougars have earned the honours three times, followed by another twelve that have been named an Academic All-Canadian twice in their U SPORTS careers.

In terms of faculties, the Faculty of Health, Community and Education leads the way with 15 student-athletes earning the honours. The Faculty of Business and Communications Studies has 13, while the Faculty of Arts has six and the Faculty of Science and Technology adds another four.

A full list of the Cougars student-athletes who have been honoured with this award for the 2016-17 academic year can be found below.

 

Faculty of Arts

Miah Godek – Psychology - Women's Soccer

William Marshall – Criminal Justice - Men's Hockey

Alexandra Runge - Psychology - Women's Volleyball

Maria Tait – Criminal Justice - Women's Soccer

Claire Thorimbert – Anthropology – Women's Soccer

Nicole Zalasky – Psychology - Women's Volleyball

 

Faculty of Business and Communication Studies

Kaitlin Brown – Business - Women's Soccer

Thomas Cunningham – Business - Men's Hockey

Katherine Hufnagel – Business - Women's Hockey

Marina Kehrig – Business - Women's Basketball

Jamie King – Business -Men's Hockey

Brett Layton – Business - Men's Basketball

Nick Lightfoot – Business - Men's Volleyball

Cam Maclise – Business - Men's Hockey

Jordan McFarlane – Business - Women's Soccer

Emma Pincott – Communications - Women's Hockey

Robyn Potolicki – Business - Women's Volleyball

Quinn Taylor – Business - Men's Basketball

Jacob Vickers – Business - Men's Soccer

 

Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Reanna Arnold – Education - Women's Hockey

Carley Bertram – Education - Women's Hockey

Ryan Cunningham – Physical Health & Education - Men's Basketball

Alex Donaghy – Physical Health & Education - Women's Volleyball

Jordan Finnie – Physical Health & Education - Women's Hockey

Abbey Gillette – Physical Health & Education - Women's Basketball

Erin Holt – Nursing – Women's Soccer

Arielle Jenkins - Physical Health & Education - Women's Soccer

Brianna Keil – Education - Women's Soccer

Cailyn Leeson – Athletic Therapy - Women's Soccer

Noah Lewis – Physical Health & Education - Men's Basketball

Tyrone Moline – Physical Health & Education - Men's Volleyball

Chantel Park - Physical Health & Education - Women's Volleyball

Michelle Tiffany – Physical Health & Education - Women's Basketball

Navroop Virk – Physical Health & Education – Women's Soccer

 

Faculty of Science and Technology

Bailey Duncan – Science - Women's Soccer

Erin Kehrig – Science - Women's Basketball

Hailey Lafave – Science - Women's Soccer

Toni Vandenbrink – Science - Women's Volleyball

 

University Entrance Option

Quinn Hardstaff – Women's Soccer

Colton Waltz – Men's Hockey

 

Open Studies

Marnie Garner – Women's Basketball