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UNB Saint John students honoured for athletic and academic excellence

Author: Communications

Posted on Mar 29, 2012

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John

University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Colin Rouse and Christie Smith are among the recipients of the 2011-2012 Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Awards

Christie Smith

“To achieve excellence in both sport and academics requires tremendous skill, dedication and perseverance,” says Debra Gassewitz, SIRC president and CEO. “SIRC is honoured to recognize outstanding collegiate student-athletes who are passionate about excelling in their education.”

The SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Award is the highest academic-athletic privilege available in the CCAA. Honourees must attain academic honours at their institution, in addition to being named to their member conference All-Star Team.  Both our recipients are Dean’s List members and have been named to the All-Star Teams for basketball (Christie Smith) and soccer (Colin Rouse). 

Colin Rouse

 “We are very proud of Christie and Colin,” says David Munro, athletics director for UNB Saint John. “They are more than deserving of this award.”