Kaitlin Casey and Katherine Houser

Kaitlin Casey and Katherine Houser

Sixteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2015-16 season. They are:

  • Kathryn Magee, basketball
  • Allyson McLaughlin, basketball
  • Marcel Boudreau, basketball
  • Jarred Crawford, basketball
  • Lars Moffatt, basketball
  • Andrew Robart, basketball
  • Antonio Duplessis, soccer
  • Bruce Savoie, soccer
  • Kaitlin Casey, soccer
  • Madison Long, soccer
  • Kayla Nice, soccer
  • Jenna DeGooyer, volleyball
  • Alannah Hansen, volleyball
  • Madison Hartos, volleyball
  • Katherine Houser, volleyball
  • Patrick Kendall, volleyball

The National Scholar Award is designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student athletes.

“We are excited to have CCAA National Scholar Award recipients,” said David Munro, athletics director at UNB Saint John. “Playing on a varsity team and attaining a 3.7 grade point average is not easy. It is a tremendous accomplishment. These students have worked hard to reach this level of achievement and we are very proud of them.”

To be recognized, a student athlete must achieve honours standing at their institution in the current academic year. From last year’s 94 CCAA member institutions, 870 student athletes were awarded the prestigious honour in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.

Katherine Houser and Kaitlin Casey were also named CCAA Academic All-Canadians.

“Being a CCAA Academic All-Canadian is the most prestigious student athlete honour. These student athletes are the best in the conference academically and athletically and fully deserve the accolades associated with the award.”

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;
  • finish among the top three women or top five men as well as finishing in the top third at their member conference golf championship.

Media contact: Heather Campbell

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