Fitzpatrick tops Academic All-Canadian list, 69 Vikes named to Honour Roll


by Ali Lee, 

(ISN) – VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes celebrated the announcement of 69 student-athletes being named to the 2014 Vikes Honour Roll list on Nov. 19, 2014 at the University of Victoria’s Faculty Club on campus.

Women’s rugby player Shannon Fitzpatrick was named this year’s Provost Award winner after earning the highest academic average in 2013-14.

The Vikes Honour Roll recipients are student-athletes who achieved a minimum of a 6.6 GPA (80%) during the 2013-14 school year, while training and competing at the highest level of sport. This year marks the 10th annual Vikes Honour Roll Luncheon but only the second time that an associated $500 Vikes Honour Roll Award has been associated to each award. Thanks to the generous support of the University of Victoria and the apparel and on-campus partnership between Nike, T. Litzen Sports and the UVic Bookstore the 2013-14 group of recipients receives this financial support for their accomplishments.

As the Provost Award winner Fitzpatrick receives a further $500 athletic financial award, for a total of $1,000 in support. The third-year boasted an impressive 8.78 GPA studying Kinesiology in the Faculty of Education. Recently, Fitzpatrick helped the Vikes claim a bronze medal at the 2014 Canada West Championship and will be honoured again at the end of the year at the Celebration of Champions athletics award banquet on April 1, 2015.

All of the student-athletes from sports that compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) also received an Academic All-Canadian certificate personally signed by His Excellency, the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. In 2013-14, a record 2,863 CIS student-athletes across Canada achieved the prestigious Academic All-Canadian status, eclipsing the previous mark of 2,695 set a year ago.

2013-14 Academic All-Canadians (Vikes Honour Roll Recipients)

Reiner Theil, Basketball
Jenna Bugiardini, Basketball
Marin Davidson, Field Hockey
Andrea Jones, Field Hockey
Rhyse Harnden, Soccer
Stephanie Horner, Swimming
Gareth Lindstrom, Rowing
Spencer MacKinnon, Soccer
Cassie Dennis, Soccer
Austin Studer, Soccer

Sarah Semeniuk, Basketball
Emily Fisher, Field Hockey
Alanna Macdonald, Field Hockey
Isaac Davies, Rowing
Andrew Hendrickson, Rowing
Samuel Hogman, Rowing
Madeline Spangehl, Rowing
Becky Wilder, Rowing
Liam Murray, Rugby
Shannon Fitzpatrick, Rugby
Kehla Guimond, Rugby
Chelsea Marshall, Rugby
Carly Branion-Calles, Soccer
Sarah Galbraith, Swimming
Jenica Moore, Track

Maxim Ellison, Rowing
Sarah Douglas, Soccer
Brendon Restall, Cross-Country & Track

Grace Annear, Cross-Country & Track

Jessica Renfrew, Basketball
Mallory Hackett, Soccer
Brigitte Greig, Soccer

Laura Ferreira, Golf
Erin Moen, Rowing
Noah Pawlowski, Soccer
Catherine Slamka, Rowing
Brendan Kelliher, Rugby

Danielle Allen, Rowing
John Pratt, Track

Jenna Krug, Basketball
Aidan Pye, Field Hockey
Sheriden Goodmanson, Field Hockey
Annie Walters-Shumka, Field Hockey
Brynn Tomie, Golf
Theron Finley, Rowing
Talise Lindenbach, Rowing
Mark Grasdal, Swimming
Nicholas Sinclair, Swimming
Ryan Cassidy, Cross-country
Olivier Collin, Cross-Country & Track
Cole Peterson, Track
Nicole Soderberg, Track

Sam Merriweather, Field Hockey
Prabh Sahota, Field Hockey
Jesse Teron, Golf
Cole Heatherington, Rowing
Sam Horn, Rowing
Eric Laurin, Rowing
Andrew Yan, Rowing
Anna Braunizer, Rowing
Cate White, Rowing
Dan Hrycyk, Rugby
Beau Parker, Rugby
Shea Wakefield, Rugby
Trilby Buck, Rugby
Jennifer Short, Swimming
Madeline MacDonald, Cross-Country & Track
Jacob Koudys, Rowing