(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Atlantic University Sport announced the 11 nominees for the 2016 James Bayer Memorial Scholarship Award today. Each of AUS’s 11 member athletic departments put forth one nominee.
The James Bayer Memorial Scholarship Award was established in 1985 and is awarded annually to an outstanding AUS student-athlete for excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship.
Each of the nominees receive a $500 scholarship award, while the award recipient receives $1,000.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced by the AUS office next week.
James Bayer taught education and physical education at both high school and university levels. He served as supervisor and consultant for the Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness.
At Acadia University, he served as dean of recreation and physical education and as director of athletics from 1978-1985. As an administrator in the AUAA and the CIAU, he was a key player in the establishment of intercollegiate athletic policy.
This memorial scholarship is the most prestigious award offered annually by Atlantic University Sport.
Below is a list of this year’s nominees. For more information on the nominee’s achievements in athletics, academics and community involvement, please click on their name.