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UBC Okanagan student-athletes recognized for academic achievement

UBC Okanagan student-athletes recognized for academic achievement

National recognition for those who excel in the classroom and on varsity teams 

Student-athletes, who literally go the extra mile, were recognized at a special event on Tuesday morning. 

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In what is now becoming a tradition on UBC's Okanagan campus, the academically- accomplished student-athletes were invited to a breakfast on campus with the Director of Athletics, who also invited university leaders and dignitaries for the early morning celebration. 

A total of 44 UBC Okanagan student-athletes were honoured for their outstanding achievements in the classroom while competing for Heat varsity teams during the 2017-18 season. 

Director of Athletics and Recreation Tom Huisman explained that the national organization U SPORTS recognizes student-athletes who achieve an academic average of 80 per cent or better while playing on a varsity sports team as Academic All-Canadians. UBC Okanagan's male and female teams of basketball, volleyball, soccer participated within U SPORTS last year. Meanwhile, CCAA also recognizes the same level of academic accomplishment by honoring student-athletes with the distinction of its National Scholar Award, which for last year included our UBCO golf and cross-country teams. 

"These student-athletes are incredible leaders today by virtue of the example that they set in the classroom and in their sport," said Huisman. "And they are our future leaders in the community and their soon to be established careers." 

Huisman noted that over a quarter (29%) of all Heat student-athletes were recipients of the academic achievement awards last year. To be recognized student-athletes need to continue with their high academic achievement while also practicing, playing or travelling with their varsity teams up to 40 hours a week.

Academic All-Canadians and National Scholars by sport:

Cross Country: Alex Beswick*, Veronika Fagan, Camille Galloway, Rachel Garrett, Alexis Gee*, Owen Harris, Mike Mitchell, Julianna Neudorf*, Alex Spice

Basketball: Lindsey Bott*, Vanessa Botteselle, Carly Corrado*, Claire Feasby, Emma Johnson*, Kate Johnson*, Emma Jonas*, Jordan Korol, Jacob Stokker

Golf: Derek Graham

Soccer: Maya Bandy, Corbin Beauchemin, Lindsey Berthelsen, Lauren Candelario*, Bret Depner, Ally Ferronato, Liam Foulger*, Wyatt Gilbert*, Ryan Jerry*, Cole Kingzett, Sam McDonald*, Aaron Mulama, Andrea Stinson*, Susan Traynor*, Brittany Wheeler*

Volleyball: Keeley Bell, Lars Bornemann*, Erin Drew*, Siobhan Fitzpatrick*, Sophia Furlan, Sara McCreary, Ann Richards, Sadie Taylor-Parks, Skye Thompson*, Shawn Zhao

Academic All-Canadians and National Scholars by faculty:

Applied Science: Lars Bornemann*, Bret Depner, Mike Mitchell, Julianna Neudorf*, Alex Spice

Arts: Lindsey Bott*, Vanessa Botteselle, Carly Corrado*, Claire Feasby, Kate Johnson*, Jordan Korol, Sadie Taylor-Parks, Brittany Wheeler*

Fine Arts: Ann Richards

Human Kinetics: Lindsey Berthelsen, Alex Beswick*, Ally Ferronato, Liam Foulger*, Sophia Furlan, Rachel Garrett, Alexis Gee*, Wyatt Gilbert*, Owen Harris, Ryan Jerry*, Sara McCreary, Andrea Stinson*, Jacob Stokker, Susan Traynor*

Management: Corbin Beauchemin, Lauren Candelario*, Derek Graham, Sam McDonald*

Media Studies: Emma Jonas*

Science: Maya Bandy, Erin Drew*, Siobhan Fitzpatrick*, Cole Kingzett*, Skye Thompson*, Shawn Zhao

Science in Nursing: Keeley Bell, Veronika Fagan, Camille Galloway, Emma Johnson*, Aaron Mulama

*Not in attendance (graduated, unable to attend, or no longer on one of the U SPORTS or CCAA varsity teams) 

 

Academic Breakfast (18.11.27)

2017-18 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians and CCAA National Scholars

NAME SPORT YR OF ELIG. PROGRAM FACULTY YR OF STUDY HOMETOWN
2017-18
Maya Bandy Soccer (W) 2 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 2 Coldstream, BC
Corbin Beauchemin Soccer (M) 2 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 2 Kelowna, BC
Keeley Bell Volleyball (W) 3 Science in Nursing Health and Social Development 1 North Vancouver, BC
Lindsey Berthelsen Soccer (W) 3 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 3 Edmonton, AB
Alex Beswick Cross Country (W) 2 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 2 Fernie, BC
Lars Bornemann Volleyball (M) 5 Applied Science Applied Science 5 Victoria, BC
Lindsey Bott Basketball (W) 1 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Burnaby, BC
Vanessa Botteselle Basketball (W) 4 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 3 North Vancouver, BC
Lauren Candelario Soccer (W) 3 Management Management 4 Honolulu, HW
Carly Corrado Basketball (W) 4 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 4 Kelowna, BC
Bret Depner Soccer (M) 3 Applied Science Applied Science 3 Penticton, BC
Erin Drew Volleyball (W) 5 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 4 Kelowna, BC
Veronika Fagan Cross Country (W) 3 Science in Nursing Health and Social Development 3 West Kelowna, BC
Claire Feasby Basketball (W) 1 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Calgary, AB
Ally Ferronato Soccer (W) 3 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 2 Surrey, BC
Siobhan Fitzpatrick Volleyball (W) 4 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 4 Kelowna, BC
Liam Foulger Soccer (M) 2 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 2 Vancouver, BC
Sophia Furlan Volleyball (W) 4 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 3 Calgary, AB
Camille Galloway Cross Country (W) 4 Science in Nursing Health and Social Development 4 Whitehorse, YK
Rachel Garrett Cross Country (W) 2 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 3 Surrey, BC
Alexis Gee Cross Country (W) 1 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 2 Whitehorse, YK
Wyatt Gilbert Soccer (M) 2 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 1 Langley, BC
Derek Graham Golf (M) 3 Management Management 3 Kelowna, BC
Owen Harris Cross Country (M) 1 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 1 Kelowna, BC
Ryan Jerry Soccer (M) 4 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 4 Summerland, BC
Emma Johnson Basketball (W) 3 Science in Nursing Health and Social Development 3 Kelowna, BC
Kate Johnson Basketball (W) 1 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Kelowna, BC
Emma Jonas Basketball (W) 2 Media Studies Creative and Critical Studies 1 Surrey, BC
Cole Kingzett Soccer (M) 4 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 4 Penticton, BC
Jordan Korol Basketball (W) 3 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 3 Coldstream, BC
Sara McCreary Volleyball (W) 2 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 2 Edmonton, AB
Sam McDonald Soccer (M) 1 Management Management 1 Kelowna, BC
Mike Mitchell Cross Country (M) 3 Applied Science Applied Science 3 Fernie, BC
Aaron Mulama Soccer (M) 1 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Abbotsford, BC
Julianna Neudorf Cross Country (W) 4 Applied Science Applied Science 4 Yellowknife, NWT
Ann Richards Volleyball (W) 4 Fine Arts Creative and Critical Studies 2 Assiniboia, SK
Alex Spice Cross Country (M) 1 Applied Science Applied Science 2 Kamloops, BC
Andrea Stinson Soccer (W) 5 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 4 Kelowna, BC
Jacob Stokker Basketball (M) 1 General Sciences Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Penticton, BC
Sadie Taylor-Parks Volleyball (W) 1 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Kelowna, BC
Skye Thompson Volleyball (W) 2 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 3 Calgary, AB
Susan Traynor Soccer (W) 4 Human Kinetics Health and Social Development 3 Calgary, AB
Brittany Wheeler Soccer (W) 5 Arts Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 4 Nelson, BC
Shawn Zhao Volleyball (M) 1 Science Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences 1 Richmond, BC
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