2014-15 University Athletes of the Year: The race is on for the 23rd BLG Awards (updated March 31)

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Mar 31, 2015

The list of winners will be updated as schools announce their male and female athletes of the year.

Each of the four regional associations select a male and female athleteas nomination forCIS Athlete of the Year.

The 2015 CIS Male and Female Athletes of the Year will be announced on May 4th at the 23rd Annual BLG Awards.

Now that the championship season is concluded, the next order of business at CIS schools across Canada is to salute their top individual award winners. That process will unfold over the next few weeks and will lead toward the ultimate award show: the 23rd BLG Awards, set for Monday, May 4th in the Martha Cohen Theatre in Calgary.

The BLG Awards are sponsored by the national law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais. They honour the best student athletes in the country, drawn from the 56 member institutions of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. More than 11,000 student athletes take part in CIS events each year. A list of the top male and female athletes at each school is whittled down to the final eight: one male and one female from each of the four conferences that make up CIS. These student athletes come to Calgary for a full weekend of activities, culminating in the awards show on May 4th which will be televised nationally by Sportsnet.

“We’ve had some incredible winners over the years,” says Doug Mitchell, founder of the awards and Chair of the Canadian Athletic Foundation which picks the winners. “They’ve come from all over the country. I never cease to be amazed at the quality of student athlete in the CIS. What they accomplish in sport and in the classroom, and what they so often contribute in their communities, is a shining example of achievement. Every student athlete who is nominated is a deserving recipient. It is extraordinarily difficult every year to pick two winners.”

Each of the nominees has participated in a sanctioned CIS sports activity for at least two years. Each nominee must be in a course of study leading to his/her first undergraduate or graduate degree. Each nominee must be either his/her school’s athlete of the year, or the school’s top athlete in a sport sanctioned by CIS. No athlete who has won a BLG award is eligible to be nominated again.

The BLG Award winners each receive $10,000.00 scholarships for use at a Canadian university accredited by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

The BLG Awards will take place atMartha Cohen Theatre in Calgary. Check here for more info.

Last update March 31

FEMALE / FÉMININ MALE / MASCULIN
ACADIA Janna Slevinsky (rugby) Luc Boudreau (swimming)
ALBERTA April 2 April 2
ALGOMA Natasha Doroodian (wrestling) Sean Clendinning (basketball)
BISHOP’S
BRANDON
UBC April 7 April 7
UBC OKANAGAN
BROCK Carlene Sluberski (wrestling) Nick Rowe (wrestling)
CALGARY April 7 April 7
CAPE BRETON
CARLETON Natasha Smith (rugby) Thomas Scrubb (basketball)
CONCORDIA April 11 April 11
DALHOUSIE Meagan Bernier (swimming) Bryan Duquette (volleyball)
FRASER VALLEY Sarah Wierks (basketball) Aaron Pauls (golf / non CIS sport)
GUELPH Carise Thompson (Cross Country and Track & Field) Ross Proudfoot (Cross Country and Track & Field)
LAKEHEAD Jylisa Williams (basketball) Kevin Tree (cross country / track & field)
LAURENTIAN Emily Jago (rowing / non-CIS sport) Vincent Llorca (hockey)
LAVAL 8 avril 8 avril
LETHBRIDGE
MacEWAN Kelly Fagan (basketball) Jordan Steinke (curling / CCAA)
MANITOBA Rachel Cockrell (volleyball) Alhaji Mansaray (track & field)
McGILL April 9 April 9
McMASTER April 1 April 1
MEMORIAL April 2 April 2
MONCTON April 1 April 1
MONTRÉAL March 27 March 27
MOUNT ALLISON
MOUNT ROYAL
UNB
UNBC
Nipissing
OTTAWA
UOIT April 9 April 9
UPEI Amy Gough (basketball) Tyler Scott (basketball)
Cole MacMillan (soccer)
UQAM
UQTR 9 avril 9 avril
QUEEN’S Liz Boag (basketball) Jacob Rumball (rugby / non CIS sport)
REGINA
RMC / CMR
RYERSON April 9 April 9
SAINT MARY’S Rachel Windhorst (volleyball) Anthony Peters (hockey)
SASKATCHEWAN Annie Monteith (wrestling) Mark Ingram (football)
SHERBROOKE
StFX April 7 April 7
ST. THOMAS March 31 March 31
THOMPSON RIVERS April 2 April 2
TORONTO Eli Wall (swimming) Sasha Gollish (track & field)
TRENT
TRINITY WESTERN
VICTORIA April 1 April 1
WATERLOO Stephanie Snyder (field hockey) Vincent Chan (tennis / non-CIS sport)
WESTERN April 7 April 7
WILFRID LAURIER April 6 April 6
WINDSOR April 1 April 1
WINNIPEG Stephanie Kleysen (basketball) Finn Higgins (wrestling)
YORK April 1 April 1

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