63 Academic All-Canadians Honoured at Special Ceremony
Trent University Varsity Athletes Recognized for Achieving Academic Excellence
At a special ceremony held on November 25, Trent University recognized 63 student athletes as Academic All-Canadians (AAC).
The annual awards event, which is hosted by Trent’s Department of Athletics and Recreation, honours students who participate in varsity sports and achieve an academic average of 80 per cent or higher.
“We are very proud of our student athlete experience at Trent,” said Bill Byrick, director of Athletics. “As our program develops, we continue to emphasize the importance of excellence in both academic and athletics and this year’s results are a good indication of our success. Being a scholar athlete is difficult as students must balance the academic demands with the intensity of a varsity practice and game schedule. We are very proud of our student athletes and the success they have achieved."
Trent has 300 varsity athletes and 17 varsity teams that compete within the Canadian Interuniversity Sport organization, Ontario University Athletics and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.
A complete list of Trent University’ 2009 Academic All-Canadians can be found here.