Six Arts Student-Athletes Named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians
Six student-athletes studying in the Faculty of Arts have been named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season.
To earn this honour, student-athletes must maintain an average of 80 per cent or better over the previous academic year while competing on a varsity team. In early November, U SPORTS announced that 3,643 student-athletes from coast-to-coast are being recognized as Academic All-Canadians. At MRU, the 80 per cent average is equivalent to 3.70 GPA.
“This award acknowledges the work that student-athletes do in the classroom and brings into focus our first priorities of academics,” said Cougars Athletics and Recreation Director Karla Karch. “We are extremely proud of our student-athletes and the time commitment it takes to excel in all areas, including in the classroom, athletics and in the community.”
All six Faculty of Arts student-athletes have earned this award for the third consecutive time in their U SPORTS careers. This list includes three athletes majoring in psychology, two in criminal justice and one in anthropology.
A full list of Faculty of Arts student-athletes earning these honours can be found below.
Faculty of Arts
Miah Godek – Psychology - Women’s Soccer
William Marshall – Criminal Justice - Men’s Hockey
Alexandra Runge - Psychology - Women’s Volleyball
Maria Tait – Criminal Justice - Women’s Soccer
Claire Thorimbert – Anthropology – Women’s Soccer
Nicole Zalasky – Psychology - Women’s Volleyball