73 UPEI athletes receive CIS academic All-Canadian recognition


October 17, 2013, Charlottetown (ISN) – The University of Prince Edward Island congratulates 73 student-athletes who have earned Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian status for the 2012–13 season. The record-high number represents almost 40 per cent of UPEI’s total student-athlete population of 185 athletes, and is one of the top percentages in Canada.

UPEI student-athletes continue to strive for excellence in sport, academics, and in the greater community, and this level of academic achievement speaks volumes about their work ethic and to the quality of the coaches, faculty, staff, volunteers, and others who support athletes throughout the year.

“We are so proud of our student-athletes at UPEI and we are thrilled that they are being recognized at this national level,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “Their hard work, both in academics and athletics, has clearly paid off and on behalf of the entire UPEI community, I wish them congratulations and continued success.”

In order to receive this national recognition, student-athletes achieved an academic standing of 80 per cent or higher.

The following is a list of UPEI’s 2012–13 CIS Academic All-Canadians, by sport:

Field Hockey: Michelle Clow, Leanne Doiron, Emily Jackson, Katherine Koughan, Danielle LeClair, Marina MacAulay, Jenna Matheson, Lauren Matheson, Emily Ross, Jaclyn Sanderson, Kristy Wu

Men’s Hockey: Colin Beck, Tyler Brown, Nicholas Creelman, Dana Fraser, Cole MacMillan (dual sport), Travis McIsaac, Harrison McIver, Nathan McQuaid, Ryan Taylor, Alex Wall

Men’s Soccer: Logan Dawson, Tyler Dykerman, Daniel Hill, Adam Lowther, Cole MacMillan (dual sport), Jared Murphy, Trevor White

Swimming: Sydney Abells, Jennifer Acheson, Genevieve Cormier, Patrick Gauthier, Zachary Laustsen, Emma MacKay, Rebecca McOnie, Rebecca Milton, Marianne Parent, Eeve Steever

Women’s Basketball: Katelynn Donahoe, Holly Jones, Julia McKenna, Nakita Newman, Marie-Christine Parent

Women’s Hockey: Kristy Dobson, Jamielynn Donaldson, Olivia Doughart, Maggie Grimmer, Jessie-Anne Howard, Christina Kelly, Kiana Strand, Samantha Sweet, Bailey Toupin

Women’s Rugby: Hanna Austin, Amy Lou Caulier, Rebecca Chapman, Isabelle D’Amour, Marley MacInnis, Shannon Moore, Alanna Stewart, Jaleesa Villard

Women’s Soccer: Elizabeth Babcock, Kayla Balderston, Lauren Chamberlain, Ashley Johnston, Julie Lannan, Anna Lazurko, Olivia Murphy, Lindsay Noonan, Melissa Richardson, Nicole Roberts, Hannah Roche, Allyson Seviour, Lynn Symington

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About UPEI Athletics and Recreation:

  • Nine varsity sports and six club team programs
  • Proud member of the AUS and CIS
  • Athletic facilities include: Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place
  • Other facilities available to students and the community at large include: fitness centre, squash and racquetball courts, competition and leisure pool with hot tub, and two ice arenas