Trent University Recognizes its Academic All-Canadians
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Varsity athletes with high academic averages honoured this evening
Thursday, November 24, 2005
(Peterborough) In celebration of excellence in athletics and academia, 42 Trent University students were recognized as Academic All-Canadians at a special ceremony this evening. The annual awards event, hosted by the Department of Athletics and Recreation, honours students who participate in varsity sports and achieve an academic average of 80 per cent or higher.
"I commend our Academic All-Canadian students for the level of excellence they have achieved within their sport and their studies," said Trent President Bonnie Patterson. "Here at Trent we strive to ensure our environment is conducive to encouraging and supporting the diverse endeavours of all of our students, including our varsity athletes. These students have clearly illustrated that being athletic at Trent doesn't have to come at the expense of being academic."
"To receive this recognition in sport and scholarly accomplishment is truly exceptional," added Bill Byrick, Athletics director. "Congratulations to all of our Academic All-Canadians, as well as the people who support and sustain them."
Trent has 200 varsity athletes and 20 varsity teams that compete within the Canadian Interuniversity Sport organization, Ontario University Athletics and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.
2004-2005 AAC AWARD WINNERS – HOME TOWN
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For more information, contact Bill Byrick, director of Athletics and Recreation, (705) 748-1252
Photo: Trent University Academic All-Canadians (l-r) Mike Donald, Tom McCarthy, Gillian Kunza, Stuart Ross and Kyle Trumpour.