Academic All-Canadians

StFX Athletics celebrates 2014-15 CIS Academic All-Canadians

Jan 15, 2016

Antigonish, NS—The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2014-15 CIS Academic All-Canadians Friday morning at their annual celebratory breakfast. This year there were 61 CIS Academic All-Canadians, those student-athletes who have achieved an 80% average or above while consuming a year of eligibility competing for a varsity team.

It was the second highest total StFX Athletics has had since the awarding of Academic All-Canadians began in 1990-91.

“It is important that we pause to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes,” comments StFX Director of Athletics & recreation Leo MacPherson. 

“These Academic All-Canadians have mastered the ability to balance a demanding varsity sport commitment, their tremendous community outreach activities, and achieve excellence in their academic endeavors. Their achievements are remarkable.”

Out of the possible 265 eligible student-athletes who consumed CIS eligibility by participating on a varsity team at StFX during the 2014-15 season, 23% achieved CIS Academic All-Canadian status, including 31 male and 30 female student-athletes. StFX University continues to have over 50 CIS Academic All-Canadians each year.

There were 31 first-time Academic All-Canadians, 19 student-athletes who received the honor for the second time in their career, and nine student-athletes who were three-time Academic All-Canadians. Former X-Women hockey forward Alexa Normore received the prestige of being the lone five-time Academic All-Canadian.

Uniquely this year there were four sets of siblings who received the academic honor:  Chloe and Elise Brennan (X-Women soccer), Jenna and Lisa Downey (X-Women hockey), Jason and Shannon Hatch (X-Men and X-Women basketball), and Hailey and Hannah Pollock (X-Women track & field).

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 breakfast was held in conjunction with StFX Athletics Faculty Appreciation Week.

The complete list of 2014-15 StFX Academic All-Canadians is as follows:

Chloe Allen, Hockey                                        Steven Kuhn, Hockey
Ryan Ashlee, Soccer                                       Trevor Kwan, Soccer 
Danielle Aucoin, Soccer                                   Natalie Lesco, Rugby
Matthew Bartley, Track & Field                       Eric Locke, Hockey
Gabby Bergh, Soccer                                      Heidi MacDonald, Cross Country     
Caitlain Blanchard, Rugby                               Olivia MacDonald, Cross Country
Chloe Brennan, Soccer                                   Nicole MacDonald, Soccer
Elise Brennan, Soccer                                    Stuart MacPherson, Cross Country   
Nathan Chiarlitti, Hockey                               Zack MacQueen, Hockey
Alex Cyr, Cross Country                                 Bobbie Martin, Soccer
Olivia Czipf, Soccer                                         Bronson Maschmeyer, Hockey
Pascale Daigle, Hockey                                   Jake McKenna, Track & Field           
Calvin DeWolfe, Cross Country                       Alexa Normore, Hockey
Jenna Downey, Hockey                                  Ariana Orasanin, Hockey
Lisa Downey, Hockey                                     Nadine Otten, Track & Field
Kira Dube, Hockey                                         Drew Owsley, Hockey          
Craig Duininck, Hockey                                  Hailey Pollock, Track & Field
Liam Elbourne, Soccer                                    Hannah Pollock, Track & Field
Matthew Eliot, Cross Country                         Samantha Robertson, Basketball
Charlton Elliott, Football                                 Chris Shibley, Football
Thomas Faour, Track & Field                          Robert Slaney, Hockey          
Warren Ferguson, Cross Country                    Ted Stephens, Hockey
Mitchell George, Soccer                                  Cole Suart, Soccer
Claire Gibbons, Soccer                                    Alex Taylor, Soccer   
Melissa Gottschall, Basketball                         Megan Thompson, Basketball
Leah Gouthro, Cross Country                         Jordan Tyrrell, Basketball      
Brianna Graham, Rugby                                 Erin Visser, Soccer
Cole Grbavac, Hockey                                     Lee Wesselius, Cross Country           
Jason Hatch, Basketball                                  Maura Woodman, Soccer
Shannon Hatch, Basketball                             Marco Zanchetta, Soccer
Kristoff Kontos, Hockey       


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