Academic All-Canadians

StFX Athletics celebrates 2018-19 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians

January, 2020

Antigonish, NS—The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2018-19 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians Monday morning at their annual celebratory breakfast. This year there was 91 Academic All-Canadians, those student-athletes who have achieved an 80% average or above while consuming a year of eligibility competing for a varsity team. The number was the second highest ever, last year's 96 is the all-time high.

"This celebration of excellence in the classroom is a major highlight of our year," comments StFX Director of Athletics & Recreation Leo MacPherson. "The opportunity to celebrate the synergies between academics and athletics is important to all of us. The ongoing support provided by our senior administration and our faculty members was also acknowledged and very much appreciated."

Out of the possible 275 eligible student-athletes who consumed U SPORTS eligibility by participating on a varsity team at StFX during the 2018-19 season, 33% achieved  Academic All-Canadian status, including 39 male and 52 female student-athletes. The X-Women soccer team had the highest percentage of any StFX team with 58% of their team members earning the distinction.

There were 34 first-time Academic All-Canadians, 31 student-athletes who received the honor for the second time in their career, and 14 who were three-time Academic All-Canadians. Nine student-athletes earned the distinction of being a U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for four years, while an impressive three student-athletes were five-time Academic All-Canadians, including Elise Brennan, Chloe Brennan and Liam Elbourne – all soccer athletes. In addition, Elbourne was honoured as one of eight elite national U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians, receiving commendation from the General Governor of Canada earlier this year.

The Athletic Director's awards for academic achievement, presented to the top StFX male and female academic student-athletes were Amy Graham from the X-Women hockey team who received the award for the second consecutive year, along with Liam Elbourne, a three-time winner.

The 2018-19 Academic All-Canadians were honored at a celebratory breakfast at the McKenna Centre where they received a certificate from U SPORTS along with a gift from the Department of Athletics. All student-athletes were encouraged to invite a faculty member to accompany them to the breakfast. The breakfast bookended StFX Athletics annual Faculty Appreciation Week.

PAST U SPORTS ACADEMIC ALL-CANADIANS:

1990-91

1998-99

2006-07

2014-15

1991-92

1999-00

2007-08

2015-16

1992-93

2000-01

2008-09

2016-17

1993-94

2001-02

2009-10

2017-18

1994-95

2002-03

2010-11

2018-19

1995-96

2003-04

2011-12

 

1996-97

2004-05

2012-13

 

1997-98

2005-06

2013-14