Apap wins McGill’s first RSEQ men’s individual alpine ski title since 2006

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David Apap

David Apap becomes first McGill skier to claim RSEQ individual championship since 2006


QUEBEC CITY – David Apap, a member of the McGill University men’s alpine ski team finished fourth in a Giant Slalom race at Mt. Stoneham, Friday, but earned enough points to win the conference’s individual scoring title by 85 points at the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec championship meet over the weekend.

It marked the first RSEQ title by a McGill male since 2006 when Nicolas Zyromski finished first overall.

Apap, a 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Gap, in the French Alps, also earned RSEQ all-conference honours. The 25-year-old master’s student in physical therapy posted six podium finishes in 10 races this season, with five gold medals and a bronze. Only the best eight results count towards the standings and Apap finished first of the circuit’s 50 skiers with 1,135 points overall, edging out Laval’s Philippe Crête-Belzile (1,050). Olivier Bouvier-Johnston of the Montreal Carabins was third with 925.

Montreal captured the men’s team championship for the second consecutive season, while Laval claimed their first women’s banner since 1994.

In the women’s division, Laval freshman Laurence Vallerand won the individual championship with 1,200 points, edging out Maude Longtin of the Montreal Carabins, who tallied 1,000.

McGill’s Allene Kennedy, an 18-year-old science freshman from Truckee, Calif., won silver in Friday’s giant slalom and finished third in the scoring race with 880 points overall, meriting first-team all-conference honours. The 5-foot-5 rookie also posted a pair of bronze-medal finishes over the season.

Teammate Sophie Splawinski of Montreal West ended up sixth overall with 685 points and made the second squad. Splawinski, a 26-year-old doctorate student in atmospheric and oceanic science, was the only other member of the Martlets to win a medal this season with one bronze. With 24 career podium finishes, the 5-foot-9 slalom specialist is two shy of the RSEQ all-time record held by Kimberly Bonnell of Bishop’s. Splawinski, who has one more year of school before graduating with a PhD, was also the last McGill woman to win the individual title, accomplishing the feat in 2010.

Teammates joining Kennedy and Splawinski in the women’s top 40 included Kate van Berkom (493 points, 11th), Madeleine de Lotbiniere-Bassett (388, 20th), Emily Owen (384, 21st), Lauren Richardson (380, 22nd), Elise Dedekam (347, 24th), Heather Cross (323, 27th) and Dominique Ferland (56, 35th).

McGill’s other leading scorers in the men’s top 50 included Philippe Garneau-Halliday (555 points, 11th), Baptiste Saintot (421.5, 13th), Alexandre Gauvin (415, 14th), William Laver (394, 15th), John Riedel (377, 17th), Simon Foley (363.5, 20th), Charles Wright (329, 24th), Geoffrey Long (324, 24th), Simon Altman (324, 27th), Felix Lavergne-Fontaine (316, 28th), Alexander Norman (305, 30th), Brandon McCool (294, 31st), Charles Bloomfield (392, 32nd), Benjamin McAusland (275, 36th), Max Weinberg (238, 38th), Christophe Rainville (209, 39th), Daniel Cohen (190, 40th), Matthew Slimovitch (180, 41st) and David Blair (94, 47th).

2013 RSEQ ALL-STARS & MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

MEN’S FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
David Apap, McGill
Philippe Crête-Belzile, Laval
Olivier Bouvier-Johnston, Montréal
Mathieu Fournier, Laval
Simon Mannella, Laval

MEN’S SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Jean-Philippe Bertrand, Montréal
Frédérique Durand, Montréal
Julien Rozon, Montréal
Dominique Rolland, Montréal
Louis Morin, Laval

SCORING CHAMPION: David Apap, McGill
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD: Jean-Philippe Bertrand, Montréal
LEADERSHIP & SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD (Prix David-Kreiner-Vaillancourt): Dominique Rolland, Montréal
COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD: Michel Huot, Montréal

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WOMEN’S FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
Laurence Vallerand, Laval
Maude Longtin, Montréal
Allene Kennedy, McGill
Maëlle Bergeron, Laval
Catherine Morel, Laval

WOMEN’S SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Sophie Splawinski, McGill
Victoria Stevens, Montréal
Marielou Morin-Perrin, Montréal
Joëlle Dansereau, Montréal
Sibyl Poliquin, Montréal

SCORING CHAMPION: Laurence Vallerand, Laval
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD: Laurence Vallerand, Laval
LEADERSHIP & SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD (Prix David-Kreiner-Vaillancourt): Gabrielle Bergeron-Giguère, Laval
COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD: Michel Huot, Montréal

2013 RSEQ ALPINE SKI FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
(41st season)
WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS MEN’S INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
(TOP 4 OF 6 SLALOMS AND TOP 2 OF 4 GIANT SLALOMS COUNT)
# NAME UNIVERSITY POINTS # NAME UNIVERSITY POINTS
1 Laurence Vallerand Laval 1200,0 1 David Apap McGill 1135,0
2 Maude Longtin Montréal 1000,0 2 Philippe Crête-Belzile Laval 1050,0
3 Allene Kennedy McGill 880,0 3 Olivier Bouvier-Johnston Montréal 925,0
4 Maëlle Bergeron Laval 870,0 4 Mathieu Fournier Laval 870,0
5 Catherine Morel Laval 775,0 5 Simon Mannella Laval 800,0
6 Sophie Splawinski McGill 685,0 6 Jean-Philippe Bertrand Montréal 755,0
7 Victoria Stevens Montréal 600,0 7 Frédérique Durand Montréal 748,0
8 Marielou Morin-Perrin Montréal 550,0 8 Julien Rozon Montréal 745,0
9 Joëlle Dansereau Montréal 530,0 9 Dominique Rolland Montréal 735,0
10 Sibyl Poliquin Montréal 494,0 10 Louis Morin Laval 605,0
11 Kate van Berkom McGill 493,0 11 Philippe Garneau-Halliday McGill 555,0
12 Karel Bouchard Montréal 482,0 12 Olivier Nadeau Montréal 495,0
13 Amélie L’heureux Laval 477,5 13 Baptiste Saintot McGill 421,5
14 Marie-Catherine Turcotte Laval 464,0 14 Alexandre Gauvin McGill 415,0
15 Éliane Di Battista Montréal 425,0 15 William Laver McGill 394,0
16 Natacha Lebfevre Montréal 411,5 16 Philippe Chartrand Laval 391,0
17 Amélie Lemelin Concordia 405,0 17 John Riedel McGill 377,0
18 Mélissa-Maude Verreault-K. Laval 395,0 18 Raphaël Soumis-Leblanc Montréal 367,0
19 Gabrielle Bergeron-Giguère Laval 390,0 19 Julien Houle-Dorval UQAC 366,0
20 Madeleine de Lotbiniere-Bassett McGill 388,0 20 Simon Foley McGill 363,5
21 Emily Owen McGill 384,0 21 Jérémie Gauthier Montréal 358,0
22 Lauren Richardson McGill 380,0 22 Nicolas Demers-Telmosse Montréal 358,0
23 Stéphanie Fiset Laval 362,0 23 Phyllip Parent-Saindon Montréal 331,0
24 Elise Dedekam McGill 347,0 24 Charles Wright McGill 329,0
25 Gabrielle Beaudoin-Lemay Concordia 343,0 25 Alexandre Stoll Montréal 325,0
26 Sophie Ringuet Laval 325,0 26 Geoffrey Long McGill 324,0
27 Heather Cross McGill 323,0 27 Simon Altman McGill 324,0
28 Stephanie Hawkins Concordia 260,0 28 Felix Lavergne-Fontaine McGill 316,0
29 Émilie Desforges Montréal 250,0 29 Étienne Cardinal Laval 315,0
30 Charlotte Baigent Concordia 218,0 30 Alexander Norman McGill 305,0
31 Katherine Murray Concordia 216,0 31 Brandon McCool McGill 294,0
32 Lara Hurtubise Concordia 203,0 32 Charles Bloomfield McGill 292,0
33 Michelle Segal Concordia 202,0 33 Henri-Alexandre Brillon Concordia 286,0
34 MacKenzie Graham Concordia 103,0 34 Simon Cousineau Montréal 285,0
35 Dominique Ferland McGill 56,0 35 Charles Laflèche Montréal 279,0
36 Maya Cadieux-Rouillard Concordia 51,0 36 Benjamin McAusland McGill 275,5
37 Vaitea Cowan Concordia 49,0 37 Guillaume Laframboise Concordia 268,0
38 Max Weinberg McGill 238,0
39 Christophe Rainville McGill 209,0
40 Daniel Cohen McGill 190,0
41 Matthew Slimovitch McGill 180,0
42 Charles Provost Concordia 149,0
43 Paul Blanc-Paque Concordia 149,0
44 Frederic Lynn Concordia 140,0
45 Dan Glikstein Concordia 137,0
46 François Pagé Concordia 105,0
47 David Blair McGill 94,0
48 Thibault Cauet Concordia 90,0
49 Norbert Poitras Concordia 60,0
50 Yanick Presseault Concordia 60,0

SOURCE:

Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
Athletics & Recreation
McGill University
514-398-7012 (Tel.)
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earl.zukerman@mcgill.ca

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