The University of Saskatchewan Huskie student-athletes and trainers are being recognized for more than just their in-game contributions.
Rolled out over social media, 178 student-athletes were honoured for having made an All-Academic Team for the 2019-20 season. With student-trainers added in, that number rises to 209, both marks which are tops in the history of Huskie Athletics.
Athletes, trainers and managers from all 15 teams are included and represented 11 colleges on the University of Saskatchewan campus.
“Having 209 All-Academics is an impressive number that we take great pride in and hope to build on each season,” said Huskies Chief Athletics Officer Dave Hardy. “On behalf of Huskie Athletics I would like to congratulate each and every one of our All-Academics. Their determination, drive and work ethic is inspiring and does not go un-noticed. They are great ambassadors and representatives for Huskie Athletics and the University of Saskatchewan.”
There are three types of members on the team:
The Huskie Athletics All-Academic First Team includes student athletes, managers and trainers who have obtained a sessional average of at least 80 per cent on a minimum course load of 24 credit units.
The U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian team were U SPORTS athletes that had at least an 80 per cent average on a minimum of 18 credit units. These athletes used eligibility last year.
The Huskie Athletics All-Academic Second Team consists of student athletes, managers and trainers who have obtained a sessional average of at least 75 per cent on a minimum course load of 24 credit units.