95 Varsity Reds Earn Academic All-Canadian Status

49 of the Varsity Reds 95 Academic All-Canadians for 2016-17 pose outside the Richard J. Currie Center, along with Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB President, Dr. George MacLean, vice president Academic, Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean of Kinesiology, and John Richard, UNB's Director of Athletics. (Rob Blanchard/for UNB Athletics)
49 of the Varsity Reds 95 Academic All-Canadians for 2016-17 pose outside the Richard J. Currie Center, along with Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB President, Dr. George MacLean, vice president Academic, Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean of Kinesiology, and John Richard, UNB's Director of Athletics. (Rob Blanchard/for UNB Athletics)

(FREDERICTON, NB) The UNB Varsity Reds are proud to announce that 95 student-athletes have been named as U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for 2016-17.

95 represents 44% of the Varsity Reds 214 student-athletes. That is the highest percentage, for the Varsity Reds, in the history of the Academic All-Canadian program.

Academic All-Canadian status celebrates earning at least an 80% average while participating as a varsity athlete.

“This is an incredible accomplishment, one worth celebrating,” said John Richard, UNB’s Director of Athletics. “These student-athletes have distinguished themselves on the field of play and in the classroom. Their ability to balance the demands of academics, varsity sports and the community outreach our teams participate in is worthy of praise.”

The 95 student-athletes who achieved Academic All-Canadian status are:

 

Men’s Basketball:

Dylan Baker, Patrick Bowen, Jesse Kendall, Hess Mayele.

Women’s Basketball:

Jane Boyle, Gillian Cumby, Mikaela Dodig, Caroline Healy, Laura Kaye, Annika McConaghy.

Men’s Cross Country:

Andrew Robart, Ben Tremblay

Women’s Cross Country:

Rachel Bennett, Jana Giles, Cailie McGuire, Emma Towers, Grace Weaver.

Women’s Curling:

Justine Comeau, Jillian Crandall, Katie Forward, Jamie Ward.

Men’s Hockey:

Cam Braes, Chris Caissy, Oliver Cooper, Cam Critchlow, Randy Gazzola, Matt Murphy, Mark Simpson, Colin Suellentrop, Dylan Willick.

Men’s Soccer:

Evan Barker, Patrick Cormier, Kristian D’Amore, Nick Ellingwood, Jacob Goudy, Marcus Lees, Oisin McKenna, Diego Padilha, Matthew Quigley.

Women’s Soccer:

Ellen Arsenault, Lauren Cubbon, Rebecca Duda, Sylvie Fecteau, Hayley Gates, Amanda Kenny, Laura McNicholas, Sarah Moignard, Lucy Parkin, Charlotte Sampson, Nicola Small, Paige Vincent.

Men’s Swimming:

Eric Garcelon, Justin Leblanc, Eric Meng, Keelan Mooney, Michael Walz, Andrew Ward, Charles Waugh.

Women’s Swimming:

Lauren Adam, Emma Berton, Nadia Kashetsky, Valentina Lougheed.

Men’s Track & Field:

Tyler Adams, Michael Colford, Troy Dobson, Bailey Ferguson, Jonathan Gionet, Thayne Hebb, Kyle Lefort, Jarod Manuel, Scott McMullin, Artabaz Narazi, Jeff Retallick, Joshua Shanks, Alexander Williston, Troy Wilson.

Women’s Track & Field:

Hailee Cook, Ashley Gallagher, Sydney MacDonald, Tess McDonald.

Men’s Volleyball:

Elliot Allison, Tristen Burridge, Alex Egers, Mathieu Losier, Steven Randall.

Women’s Volleyball:

Emma Allen, Robyn Anderson, Kelsey Bond, Molly Gallibois, Taylor Hutchinson, Lauren Joyce, Adora Rooyakkers, Baylee Stockford.

Men's Wrestling:

Ilya Abelev, Matt Short.

 

Lauren Adam, of the women’s swimming team, and Cam Braes, of the men’s hockey team, will be UNB’s nominees to Atlantic University Sport for the selection of the conference’s nominees for the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians and the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation.

Both had 4.3 Grade Point Averages in 2016-17, while reaching high standards in athletic competition.

Adam earned silver and bronze medals at the Atlantic University Sports swimming championship, qualifying for the U SPORTS championships.

Braes was named a tournament all-star after leading the Varsity Reds men’s hockey team to its second consecutive University Cup.