VICTORIA – The University of Victoria held the 13th annual Vikes Honour Roll Luncheon on Nov. 22 at the University Club recognizing those student-athletes who achieved a minimum of 6.6 GPA (80%) or higher during the 2016-17 school year. A record 94 student-athletes across seven faculties were presented certificates from their respective deans, while third-year Vikes men’s field hockey player Christopher Lee was named the Provost Award Winner.

Since 2007, a total of 692 student-athletes have been acknowledged for achieving the 80 per cent or higher milestone and many have achieved the standard multiple times. In 2007-08, the inaugural group honoured had just 44 recipients, and that number has risen dramatically each year up to 94 for 2017. The increase has been a sheer testament to the bar that the Vikes continue to set for being top students and athletes.

Thanks to the generous support of the University of Victoria, funds raised from the Vikes Championship Breakfast and the Nike T. Litzen Sports and UVic Bookstore agreement, all of the recipients receive a $500 athletic financial award. In addition, the Provost Award winner, the student-athlete with the highest academic average based on the previous year, receives an additional $500 athletic financial award.

Lee was presented the award by Dr. Nancy Wright, Associate Vice-President, Academic Planning at the Wednesday Luncheon, while he will also be presented the award again, by Dr. Valerie Kuehne, Vice-President, Academic and Provost, at the Celebration of Champions event later in April 2018. Lee earned an incredible 9.0 GPA last year in the Faculty of Science and has been a key contributor to a young men’s field hockey program. Lee has balanced a heavy class schedule with regular training and weekly travels to Vancouver for games, while also being a regular volunteer at Vikes events and with varsity council.


All of the student-athletes who compete on teams recognized by U SPORTS also received an Academic All-Canadian certificate. Earlier in November U SPORTS announced the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians who will be further honoured at a separate reception by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the newly-appointed Governor General of Canada. In 2016-17, 3,643 U SPORTS student-athletes are being recognized as Academic All-Canadians, having maintained an average of 80 per cent or better over the academic year while competing for one – or more – of their university’s varsity teams.

For a full history of Vikes Honour Roll Recipients click here.

2016-17 Vikes Honour Roll Recipients (94):

Jenna Bugiardini, Basketball
Katie Carrothers, Soccer
Andrea Psotka, Basketball
Prabh Sahota, Field Hockey
Morgan Tate, Rugby
Sya Trafford, Rugby
Kristina Walters-Shumka, Field Hockey

Teresa Anania, Soccer
Laurel Booker, Cross country & track
Jocelynne Charlton, Field Hockey
Nicole Dupuis, Rugby
Shannon Fitzpatrick, Rugby
Sean Ford, Field Hockey
Kristy Gallagher, Basketball
Travis Gronsdahl, Rowing
Michael Harvey, Rugby
Kiara Kilbey, Soccer
Jenna Krug, Basketball
Jasdeep Lally, Soccer
Jeremy Lynn, Swimming
Lindsay Machin, Soccer
Chelsea Marshall, Rugby
Caitlin Millham, Soccer
Jeevan Minhas, Soccer
Melanie Murchison, Golf
Tiffany Picketts, Rugby
Adam Ravenhill, Soccer
McKenna Simpson, Rowing
Tyler Smith, Cross country & track
Meaghan Storie, Soccer
Angela Thompson, Rugby
Annie Walters-Shumka, Field Hockey
Becky Wilder, Rowing

Xavier Araujo, Soccer
Juliana Bartemucci, Swimming
Evan Cambridge, Rugby
Isaac Donaldson, Rowing
Sarah Douglas, Soccer
Derrick Evans, Cross country & track
Fergus Hall, Rugby
Baylee Munro, Swimming
Cole Peterson, Cross country & track
Brendon Restall, Cross country & track
Forrest Simpson, Cross country & track
Kyra Teetzen, Soccer
Josh Zakala, Swimming
Rhiannon Jones, Golf

Samantha Lee, Soccer
Samantha Robb, Rugby

Jamie Beck, Rugby
Hannah Diamond, Golf
Adam Donaldson, Rowing
Mark Erickson, Field Hockey
Cassidy Fernandes, Rowing
Roza Kalashnikoff, Rowing
Jonathan Lorimer, Rugby
Puck Louwes, Soccer
Victoria Mock, Swimming
Ali Murtland, Soccer
Catherine Slamka, Rowing

Judy Beestermoeller, Rowing
Elaina Bourque, Rowing
Natalie Cavallin, Soccer
Lindsay Cole, Field Hockey
Quinn Fitzgerald, Golf
Julia Folk, Rugby
Nicole Gargarella, Golf
Amir Harding, Rowing
Scot Jones, Soccer
Nicole Karstein, Basketball
Christopher Lee, Field Hockey
Emily Lieuwen, Soccer
Timothy Longley, Cross country & track
Buzz Mallender, Swimming
Bryce Molder, Swimming
Taylor Montgomery-Stinson, Basketball
Matt Noseworthy, Cross country & track
Aidan Pye, Field Hockey
Mackenzie Rigg, Soccer
Elena Savidge, Xcountry
Taylor Snowden-Richardson, Swimming
Nestor Valencia, Soccer
Dakota Weir, Rugby

Eric Daan Arscott, Rowing
Jamie Emery, Field Hockey
Harpar Gill, Field Hockey
Brett Larson, Rowing
Stuart Meikle, Field Hockey
Jess Neilson, Rugby
Jeff Nishima-Miller, Rugby
Noah Pawlowski, Soccer
Larissa Piva, Field Hockey
Sam Prette, Soccer
Morgan Roskelley, Basketball