StFX Athletics honors 2011-12 CIS Academic All-Canadians

StFX Athletics honors 2011-12 CIS Academic All-Canadians
The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2011-12 CIS Academic All-Canadians Wednesday morning at their annual celebratory breakfast. This year there were 55 CIS Academic All-Canadians, those student-athletes who have achieved an 80% average or above while competing for a varsity team. This year marked the second highest number in StFX Athletics history to achieve the honor.

Out of the possible 266 eligible student-athletes who consumed CIS eligibility by participating on a varsity team at StFX during the 2011-12 season, 21% achieved CIS Academic All-Canadian status, including 11 male student-athletes and 44 females. StFX University continues to have over 50 CIS Academic All-Canadians each year.

There were 31 first-time Academic All-Canadians, 11 student-athletes who received the honor for the second time in their career, and eight student-athletes who were three-time Academic All-Canadians. Four StFX student-athletes were honored as an Academic All-Canadian for the fourth time in their varsity career including volleyball athletes Heather Isenor, Katherine Ryan and Catherine Thornton, and cross country/track & field runner Kelly MacDonald. Former multi-sport athlete Tory Anderson (cross country, track & field & basketball) was received the prestige of being the lone five-time Academic All-Canadian.

The Academic All-Canadians were honored at a celebratory breakfast at the Charles V. Keating Centre where they received a certificate from Canadian Interuniversity Sport along with a gift from the Department of Athletics. All student-athletes were encouraged to invite a faculty member to accompany them to the breakfast.

The complete list of 2011-12 StFX Academic All-Canadians is as follows:

Last Name 1st Name Sport Degree Hometown
Anderson Victoria Cross-Country BBA Antigonish, NS
Archibald Katie Rugby BEd Hubley, NS
Batool Zahra Rugby BSc Waterloo, ON
Bell Rebecca Track & Field BSc Petite Riviere, NS
Bird Robert Track & Field BBA Ottawa, ON
Boucher Leah Hockey BSc Red Deer, AB
Calvi Layla Volleyball BEd Halifax, NS
Cameron Stephanie Soccer BSc Calgary, AB
Curley Charlotte Rugby BA Owen Sound, ON
Deering Stephen Cross-Country BSc Antigonish, NS
Desjardins-Lorimer Kirsten Soccer BSc Ottawa, ON
Duffley Vanessa Rugby BSc Belleisle, NB
Dunphy Maria Volleyball BSc Antigonish, NS
Ellis Lauren Volleyball BSc  Fredericton, NB
Forsey William Cross-Country BBA Kippens, NL
George Jamee Rugby BA Brandon, MB
Gibbons Emma Rugby BSc Ottawa, ON
Hansom Nicole Hockey BSc Dartmouth, NS
Herron Natasha Cross-Country BBA Orillia, ON
Innes Megan Hockey BA Red Deer, AB
Isenor Heather Volleyball BSc Antigonish, NS
Jones Casey Rugby BSc Surrey, BC
Kannenberg Natalie Cross-Country BSc Guelph, ON
Lajoie Suzanna Track & Field BA Middleton, NS
Landry Melissa Volleyball BSc Antigonish, NS
MacDonald Zachary Cross-Country BSc Ardness, NS
MacDonald Kelly Cross-Country Bed Montague, PE
MacDonald Andrew Soccer BBA Antigonish, NS
MacKinnon Stephanie Rugby BA Rothesay, NB
Marousek Michael Soccer BA Prague, CR
McGlashan Allison Rugby BSc Wakefield, QC
McGuire Connor Cross-Country BSc Charlottetown, PE
McNeill Bethany Rugby BA Vancouver, BC
Myddelton Victoria Rugby BA Barrie, ON
Normore Alexa Hockey BSc Bedford, NS
Novak Miroslav Soccer BA Prague, CR
O'Connell Elizabeth Cross-Country BSc Calgary, AB
Penner Victoria Soccer BSc Winnipeg, MB
Perkins Brittney Hockey BSc North Gower, ON
Pickard Vanessa Basketball BSc Riverview, NB
Quenneville Gabriel Cross-Country BSc Petawawa, ON
Reeves Rebecca Cross-Country BEd New Ross, NS
Ryan Katherine Volleyball BA Halifax, NS
Sigalet Erin Volleyball BSc Calgary, AB
Simmons Tamara Rugby BEd Tiverton, ON
Stirling Heidi Track & Field BSc Wolfville, NS
Taylor Emily Track & Field BSc Truro, NS
Thompson Anna Soccer BA Antigonish, NS
Thornton Catherine Volleyball BEd Kobe, Japan
Venedam Stephanie Soccer BSc Antigonish, NS
Venedam Shannon Soccer BSc Antigonish, NS
Whaley Sadie Hockey BSc Markdale, ON
Wicks Colin Football BSc Fletcher's Lake, NS
Wilson Keirsten Volleyball BSc Antigonish, NS
Wray Brennen Hockey BSc Moosejaw, SK