U SPORTS is proud to announce the national campaign for the 2020 Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards Presented by Makadiff SPORTS, honouring the Athletes of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
Celebrating their 28th year, the awards are championed once again by His Honour Doug Mitchell and Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
In lieu of a formal awards ceremony at the historic McDougall Centre in Calgary, this year’s campaign will be presented digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign is highlighted by special features on this year’s nominees and former finalists, Their Honours Doug and Lois Mitchell, and members of the Canadian Athletic Foundation trustees – whose vote is combined with public balloting on USPORTS.ca to determine the winners.
Voting opens on June 9 and closes on June 20, with results announced on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
The 2020 Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards also includes the second annual leadership development seminar, featuring the University of Calgary’s Dr. Cari Din – an Olympic silver medalist in synchronized swimming with a PhD in Leadership Behaviour – who will address the eight finalists in virtual format.
The winners have the opportunity to receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship to attend a graduate level, masters, or doctorate degree at a Canadian university accredited by Universities Canada. All nominees will also receive a commemorative gold ring from Baron, the Exclusive Provider of championship rings and recognition jewelry of U SPORTS.
Below are the Athletes of the Year from each of the 56 U SPORTS members vying to represent their respective conferences – Canada West (CW), Ontario University Athletics (OUA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic University Sport (AUS) – as Lieutenant Governor Athletic Award nominees.
The eight finalists for the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Year will be announced on Thursday, May 14.
|ALBERTA||Max Elgert||Volleyball||Kory White||Volleyball|
|BRANDON||Elliott Viles||Volleyball||Rayvn Wiebe||Volleyball|
|UBC||Kieran Lumb||Cross country||Keylyn Filewich||Basketball|
|UBC OKANAGAN||Hamish Walde||Soccer||Natalie Livingston||Volleyball|
|CALGARY||Brett Layton||Basketball||Kelsey Roberts||Hockey|
|FRASER VALLEY||Daniel Campbell||Golf
(Non-U SPORTS sanctioned)
|LETHBRIDGE||Andreas Troschke||Track & Field||Hailey Driscoll||Rugby|
|MacEWAN||Max Vriend||Volleyball||Jamie Erickson||Soccer|
|MANITOBA||Rashawn Browne||Basketball||Kelsey Wog||Swimming|
|MOUNT ROYAL||To be announced in the Fall|
|UNBC||Tyrell Laing||Basketball||Maria Mongomo||Basketball|
|REGINA||Carter Millar||Basketball||Joely Welburn||Track & Field|
|SASKATCHEWAN||Taran Kozun||Hockey||Michelle Harrison||Track & Field|
|THOMPSON RIVERS||Jan Pirretas Glasmacher||Soccer||Kendra Finch||Volleyball|
|TRINITY WESTERN||Eric Loeppky||Volleyball||Jenaya Robertson||Soccer|
|VICTORIA||Isaac Koch||Soccer||Danielle Hanus / Anna Mollenhauer||Swimming/Field Hockey|
|WINNIPEG||Mikael Clegg||Volleyball||Emma Parker||Volleyball