Andy Watson

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria’s department of athletics and recreation honoured 63 student-athletes today for achieving Honour Roll distinction in the 2010-11 academic year, earning an academic average of 80 per cent or better, based on GPA of 6.6 and over.

For the seventh year, the Vikes honoured these recipients at a luncheon held at the University Club.

“This is an important day for our department as we recognize and honour more than one in four Vikes who achieve this high academic standard,” said Clint Hamilton, director of athletics and recreation at UVic. “We are very proud of our consistently high showing with student-athletes who achieve this noteworthy distinction and we will continue to provide resources to help our Vikes realize their potential.”

Also, the department presented the Provost Award for Academic Excellence to rower Jon Chandler. This honour is given to a returning student-athlete with the highest academic average who has satisfied the minimum requirements for acclamation as an Academic All-Canadian based on the previous year. Chandler of Brentwood Bay, B.C., earned an 8.75 GPA in 2010-11 and he is a member of the Vikes rowing team that won team bronze at the recent Canadian University Rowing Championship in Welland, Ont., and rowed on the men’s lightweight four winning silver and men’s eight crew winning bronze this season.

Here is a list of all recipients, sorted alphabetically by faculty:

David Adams Men’s Soccer Surrey, B.C.
Drew Brittain Men’s Soccer Brentwood Bay, B.C.
Kaitlyn Cumming Women’s Rugby Calgary, Alta.
Alexandra Marchuk Women’s Rowing Calgary, Alta.
Alicia Roske Women’s Cross Country/Track Regina, Sask.
Chase Teron Men’s Golf Red Deer, Alta.
Jane Anholt Women’s Basketball Victoria, B.C.
Kimberley Bryan Women’s Swimming Williams Lake, B.C.
Kate Dixon Women’s Cross Country/Track Campbell River, B.C.
Sean Duke Men’s Rugby Vancouver, B.C.
Kayla Dykstra Women’s Basketball Calgary, Alta.
Bobby Eng Men’s Soccer Brentwood Bay, B.C.
Vanessa Forstbauer Women’s Basketball Chilliwack, B.C.
Nora Griffiths Women’s Rowing Burlington, Ont.
Danielle Hennig Women’s Field Hockey Kelowna, B.C.
Patrick Howell Men’s Field Hockey Victoria, B.C.
Courtney Low Women’s Field Hockey Richmond, B.C.
Darren Mazzei Men’s Cross Country/Track Regina, Sask.
Stefanie Miklosovic Women’s Rowing Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Jenica Moore Women’s Cross Country/Track Victoria, B.C.
Andrina Nixon Women’s Rugby Calgary, Alta.
Danielle Olmstead Women’s Rowing Smithers, B.C.
Sarah Semeniuk Women’s Basketball Fruitvale, B.C.
Whitney Siegmann Women’s Field Hockey Kelowna, B.C.