Governor General to Honour Outstanding Student-Athletes

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation for the 2017-2018 season to eight recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 10:30 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. U SPORTS selects one female and one male student-athlete from each of the four conferences.

Below is the list of the eight 2017-2018 recipients:

Atlantic University Sport (AUS)

Ciera Disipio – Cape Breton University – Women’s Soccer – Bachelor of Arts,
Community Studies

Sven Stammberger – Dalhousie University – Basketball – M.B.A. Corporate Residency

Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)

Amélie Augé – Université de Sherbrooke – Track and Field – Chemistry (Ph.D.)

Francis Carter – Concordia University – Wrestling – Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience

Ontario University Athletics (OUA)

Alina Dormann – University of Toronto – Volleyball – Biology/Health & Disease

Nick Vanin – Western University – Football – Doctor of Medicine

Canada West (CW)

Edward Ilnicki – University of AlbertaFootball Commerce

Kate Pexman University of Calgary Volleyball Geomatics Engineering

About U SPORTS
U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, close to 20 000 student-athletes and 700 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 through numerous World University Championships. For more information, visit https://www.USPORTS.ca

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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 10:15 a.m. on the day of the event.

Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-990-9324
613-668-1929 (cell)
josephine.laframboise@gg.ca

For more information about the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian commendation or to arrange interviews with the recipients, please contact:

Alan Hudes
U SPORTS
905-508-3000 ext 242
647-991-5343 (cell) 
ahudes@usports.ca

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