Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation
November 7, 2016
Governor General to Honour Outstanding Student-Athletes at Rideau Hall
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation for the 2015-2016 season to eight recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 11 a.m.
The Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation recognizes student-athletes who have maintained an average of 80 per cent or higher over the academic year while playing on one or more of their university’s varsity teams. These Top Eight Academic All-Canadians are selected by U Sports, formerly known as Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and its four regional associations.
Below is the list of the eight 2015-2016 recipients:
Atlantic University Sport (AUS)
Elenor Henry – Mount Allison University – Soccer – Biochemistry
Geoff Schemitsch – Acadia University – Hockey – Kinesiology
Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)
Gabrielle Lapointe – Université Laval – Soccer – Medicine
François Jarry – McGill University – Cross Country/Track and Field – Physical and Health Education
Ontario University Athletics (OUA)
Cindy Nelles –McMaster University – Rugby – Civil Engineering
Colin Behenna – University of Waterloo – Hockey – Math and Business
Canada West Universities Athletics Association (CWUAA)
Rebecca Terejko – University of British Columbia – Swimming – Kinesiology
Chad Bush – University of British Columbia – Soccer – History
About U Sports
Like its previous aliases, CIAU and CIS, U Sports will continue its role as the leader of university sports in Canada. Every year, over 12 000 student-athletes and 500 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U Sports also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit usports.ca.
Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m. on the day of the event.
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