Three members of the University of New Brunswick Saint John varsity athletics program were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians.
Receiving the prestigious accolade were: Danielle Jenkins (soccer); Mark Allison (soccer) and Katherine Houser (volleyball).
The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement.
Honourees must attain academic honours at their institution in addition to obtaining one of the following athletic achievements:
- named to their member conference All-Star Team (first or second) in soccer, volleyball, basketball or curling;
- earn a gold or silver medal at their member conference badminton championships;
- finish among the top seven men or women as well as finishing in the top third at their member conference cross-country running championships;
- or finish among the top three women or top five men as well as finishing in the top third at their member conference golf championship.
“Danielle, Mark and Katherine represent the best of UNB Saint John Athletics,” said David Munro, UNB Saint John athletics director.
“Over 48 % of all varsity athletes on our campus had a GPA of 3.0 ,or higher, during the fallterm.”
“We are especially proud of Danielle, Mark and Katherine for their hard work.”
The CCAA is a national sport organization enriching the academic experiences of student-athletes through intercollegiate sport.