Dalhousie honours 88 Academic All-Canadians


    (Halifax, NS) – Sixty student-athletes took to the stage this afternoon to be honoured by parents, coaches, mentors and staff at Dalhousie’s 18th annual Academic All-Canadian Luncheon, to celebrate their successes on and off the field of play.


    A total of 89 Dalhousie varsity student-athletes achieved Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian status during the 2015-16 school year. To qualify as an Academic All-Canadian, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of at least 3.50, over the academic year while competing in a varsity sport. Hard work, dedication, sacrifice and support are crucial in these students’ lives.


    Dalhousie’s president, Dr. Richard Florizone, applauded Dalhousie’s student-athletes on their discipline and commitment to being successful. “Our students achieve so much, in so many fields and that is a tremendous achievement Thank you for representing Dalhousie so well.”


    Fourth-year hockey player Mati Barrett spoke on behalf of the student-athletes, thanking those who help them achieve success. “We could not have gotten where we are today without the help and support of so many people.”

    In addition to honouring the student-athletes, the luncheon also applauds the individuals who’ve helped the student-athletes achieve their goals: their academic mentors. Honourees were given the opportunity to invite a faculty member to the reception, someone who had been vital to their success as student-athletes.


    Barrett continued by saying, “Our parents are always there for us, cheering us on. Our coaches push us to work hard and earn everything we get, as do our professors and mentors. They push us because they know we can do it. Thank you to everyone who believes and us and guides us along our way.”


    “This is a flagship event on our calendar every year,” says Director of Varsity Athletics, Tim Maloney. “We strive for excellence in the classroom and in sport at Dalhousie and this event is a true representation of that. To be able to recognize our outstanding student-athletes and recognize those who have helped them succeed is something we take great pride in.”


    Dalhousie’s Academic All-Canadians – 2015-16

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

    Diedre Alexander, basketball

    Hannah Ascough, cross country

    Aidan Kallsen, soccer

    Jeremy Ryant, swimming

    Katherine Webster, swimming


    Faculty of Computer Science

    Oran Monsen, swimming


    Faculty of Engineering

    Scott Bailey, volleyball

    Logan Baillie, volleyball

    Matthew Coolen, track & field

    Matthew Donovan, volleyball

    Mike Evelyn, hockey

    Heather Grandy, track & field

    Aaron Hoyle, soccer

    Angus MacIntosh, cross country/track & field

    Matthew McNeil, cross country/track & field

    Jacob Wing, cross country/track & field

    Nicolas Wood, cross country/track & field

    Nicholas Zachernuk, curling



    Faculty of Graduate Studies

    Brendan Gemmell, track & field

    Adam Karakolis, track & field

    Chris MacRae, curling

    Celia Peters, cross country/track & field

    Colleen Wilson, cross country/track & field


    Faculty of Health Professions

    School of Health and Human Performance

    Jenny Marita Alfieri, hockey

    Raquel Bachman, curling

    Mati Barrett, hockey

    Amanda Bowles, soccer

    Sangmuk Choi, soccer

    Emma Ciprick, volleyball

    Sam Corcoran, soccer

    Mieke DuMont, volleyball

    Morgan Hawkes, cross country/track & field

    Kayte Kowal, cross country/track & field

    Glenn Lassaline, volleyball

    Sarah MacNeil,  hockey

    Kristy McGregor-Bales, soccer

    Jessica Shannon , track & field

    Jenna Silverberg, track & field

    Sydney Smith, track & field

    Adam Spragg, volleyball

    Tessa Stammberger, basketball


    School of Health Sciences

    Harrison Callaghan, volleyball

    Rebecca Chilvers, hockey

    Kristin Clarke, curling

    Jonathan Doucett, soccer


    School of Nursing
    Abby Czenze, volleyball
    Emily Ferguson, cross country/track & field
    Kenzie MacPhee, hockey
    Anna McCrea, track & field
    Victoria Parkinson, soccer
    Scarlett Smith, soccer
    Alexandria Tarasuk, soccer


    Faculty of Management

    Corbin Boes, hockey

    Rachel Carr, hockey

    Emily Clarke, cross country

    Alex Cote, hockey

    Kevin Duong, basketball

    Stephanie Dyck, soccer

    Michael Fraser, basketball

    Matthew Jackson, curling

    Adam Karmali, basketball

    Phoebe Lenderyou, swimming

    Luke Madill, hockey

    Elyse Marble, swimming

    Jenna Oosterholt, track & field

    Colton Parsons, hockey

    William Wright, soccer


    Faculty of Science

    Alicia Brine, curling

    Olivia Coakley, soccer

    Ross Chricton, basketball

    Anna Dunn-Suen, volleyball

    Ainsley Fraser, swimming

    Sophie Gaube, basketball

    Doriana Homerski, soccer

    Ann Johnsen, swimming

    Abby Llewellyn, cross country/track & field

    Andrea Lyon, hockey

    Jenna MacDonald, cross country

    Morgan MacIntosh, soccer

    Ainsley MacIntyre, basketball

    Emily MacKenzie, curling

    Allister Mason, cross country/track & field

    Meagan McKenna, soccer

    Kayla Ogilvie, hockey

    Jack Schembri, soccer

    Rachel Shin, swimming

    Jackson Sinclair, swimming

    Keenan Teghtsoonian, swimming