Mount Royal honours 68 Academic All-Canadians

Mount Royal honours 68 Academic All-Canadians

CALGARY, AB - It was a special morning at Mount Royal University as Cougars Athletics and Recreation hosted their annual Academic All-Canadian Awards breakfast, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. A total of 68 student-athletes from the 2017-18 season were recognized with the prestigious distinction.

To earn this honour, U SPORTS student-athletes must maintain an average of 80 per cent or better, while competing on a varsity team and enrolled as a full-time student.

"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."

Diving into the specific teams, women's soccer led the way with 19 Academic All-Canadians followed by women's hockey with 13, men's hockey with nine, men's volleyball and women's basketball with seven, women's volleyball with six, men's soccer with four, and men's basketball with three.

Women's soccer Head Coach Tino Fusco took pride in his team's growing number of Academic All-Canadians. "We bring players here that want to be student-athletes," said Fusco. "For example, I just got a note from one of my graduating players that she just got accepted into her masters in Sheffield, England so as a coach that's all you want. It's exciting when they take off and spread their wings."

In terms of academics, the Faculty of Health, Community and Education led the way with 24 student-athletes earning the honours. The Faculty of Business and Communications Studies had 20, while the Faculty of Arts had 13 and the Faculty of Science and Technology had nine.

A full list of the Cougars student-athletes who have been honoured with this award for the 2017-18 academic year can be found below. Congratulations to all and thank you for your dedication to your academic and athletic endeavours.

 Faculty of Arts

Annalise Carlson - History - Women's Volleyball

Caitlin Heim - Anthropology - Women's Soccer

Carlyn Neis - Sociology - Women's Soccer

Charn Gill - Psychology - Men's Basketball

Claire Thorimbert - Anthropology - Women's Soccer

Marnie Garner - Arts - Women's Basketball

Megan Carver - Criminal Justice - Women's Hockey

Miah Godek - Sociology - Women's Soccer

Nicole Zalasky - Psychology - Women's Volleyball

Orest Ndabaneze - Sociology - Men's Soccer

Ryan Clancy - Psychology (Honours) - Men's Soccer

Shane Poulsen - Arts - Sociology - Men's Hockey

Stefanie Wood - Arts - Psychology - Women's Soccer


Faculty of Business and Communication Studies

Anna Purschke - General Management - Women's Hockey

Annelise Hielema - General Management - Women's Volleyball

Colin Cooper - General Management - Men's Hockey

Connor Rankin - Accounting - Men's Hockey

Devonie Deschamps - General Management - Women's Hockey

Grant Baker - General Management - Men's Hockey

Hannah Park - General Management - Women's Soccer

Jacob Vickers - General Management - Men's Soccer

James King - General Management - Men's Hockey

Jordan McFarlane - General Management - Women's Soccer

Kaitlin Brown - Accounting - Women's Soccer

Katherine Hufnagel - Accounting - Women's Hockey

Loren Pollock - General Management - Men's Volleyball

Nicholas Lightfoot - Accounting - Men's Volleyball

Quinn Bromley - Accounting - Men's Volleyball

Quinn Taylor - Accounting - Men's Basketball

Rohin Nazari - General Management - Men's Soccer

Sebastien Pare - General Management - Men's Hockey

Tyler Schmidt - General Management - Men's Volleyball

Zack Henry - General Management - Men's Hockey


Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Abbey Gillette - Physical Literacy - Women's Basketball

Alex Donaghy - Physical Literacy - Women's Volleyball

Andrea Sanderson - Athletic Therapy - Women's Hockey

Brianna Keil - Education - Women's Soccer

Cailyn Leeson - Athletic Therapy - Women's Soccer

Cassidy Trotter - Physical Literacy - Women's Hockey

Channia Alexander - Nursing - Women's Hockey

Chantel Park - Physical Literacy - Women's Volleyball

Charity Marlatt - Physical Literacy - Women's Basketball

Emily Severson - Education - Women's Hockey

Erin Holt - Nursing - Women's Soccer

Haley Nicholson - Athletic Therapy - Women's Soccer

Janai Martens - Physical Literacy - Women's Soccer

Jonathan Phillips - Physical Literacy - Men's Volleyball

Jordan Finnie - Physical Literacy - Women's Hockey

Keelin Kennedy - Physical Literacy - Women's Soccer

Michelle Tiffany - Physical Literacy - Women's Basketball

Navroop Virk - Physical Literacy - Women's Soccer

Noah Lewis - Physical Literacy - Men's Basketball

Quinn Hardstaff - Nursing - Women's Soccer

Reanna Arnold - Education - Women's Hockey

Shawni Rodeback - Education - Women's Hockey

Tanner Greves - Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership - Men's Volleyball

Victoria Byer - Education - Women's Hockey


Faculty of Science and Technology

Emily Sands - Science - Women's Soccer

Erin Kehrig - Science - Women's Basketball

Hailey Lafave - Science - Women's Soccer

Mairi Sorensen - Science - Women's Hockey

Quinn Pelland - Science - Women's Volleyball

Rachel Osczevski - Science - Women's Basketball

Ryley Lindgren - Science - Men's Hockey

Sydney Tabin - Science - Women's Basketball

Tyrone Moline - Science - Men's Volleyball


University Entrance Option

Talisa Tefledzuk - Women's Soccer


Open Studies

Allan MacPherson - Men's Hockey