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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