Bissett Students named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians
Twelve student-athletes studying in the Bissett School of Business 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.”
Of the twelve business students named Academic All-Canadians, two men’s hockey players have earned the honour for the third year in a row, including current captain Jamie King and graduated forward Cam Maclise who now plays in the American Hockey League for the Manitoba Moose. Katherine Hufnagel, women’s hockey, Brett Layton, men’s basketball, Robyn Potolicki, women’s volleyball, and Jake Vickers, men’s soccer, have all been named Academic All-Canadians twice in their U SPORTS careers.
A full list of Bissett School of Business student-athletes earning these honours can be found below.
Bissett School of Business Academic All-Canadians
- Kaitlin Brown – Business - Women’s Soccer
- Thomas Cunningham – Business - Men’s Hockey
- Katherine Hufnagel – Business - Women’s Hockey
- Marina Kehrig – Business - Women’s Basketball
- Jamie King – Business -Men’s Hockey
- Brett Layton – Business - Men’s Basketball
- Nick Lightfoot – Business - Men’s Volleyball
- Cam Maclise – Business - Men’s Hockey
- Jordan McFarlane – Business - Women’s Soccer
- Robyn Potolicki – Business - Women’s Volleyball
- Quinn Taylor – Business - Men’s Basketball
- Jacob Vickers – Business - Men’s Soccer