Six incoming freshmen to McGill have been pegged to share $30,000 and are among the 35 recipients of recruitment bursaries totalling $165,000, announced last week by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. The amount includes five awards of $3,000 apiece, distributed to Canadians from outside Quebec who have chosen to pursue their educational and athletic careers in a Quebec university.
Hockey players Samuel Labrecque of Granby, Que., and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 39th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at La Plaza in the EVO Montreal student residence on Sherbrooke Street, Wednesday evening.
Seniors Mariam Sylla and Dianna Ros each scored in double figures as the top-seeded McGill Martlets defeated host UNB, the No.8 seed, 58-52 in a sudden-death quarter-final at the ArcelorMittal CIS Final 8 women’s basketball championship, before a packed house at the Richard J. Currie Centre, Thursday.
Team captain Vincent Dufort of Smiths Falls, Ont, led McGill with 21 points as the top-seeded Redmen captured their third Quebec crown in four years with a 78-67 victory over visiting UQAM, Saturday before a sold-out, single-game record crowd of 848 at Love Competition Hall.
Mariam Sylla and Alex Kiss-Rusk each recorded a “double-double” as the top-ranked McGill women’s basketball team defeated third-seeded Laval 71-56 to capture a fifth consecutive Quebec conference championship, Saturday, at the RSEQ Final Four tournament, presented by Milk 2 Go Sport.
Helena Reinfels, a McGill University pentathlete from Puslinch, Ont., won silver and broke a school record on Day 1 of the 2016 CIS Track and Field Championships, held at the Toronto Track and Field Centre, Thursday.
McGill captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy as champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League (CUSSL) at UBC on Sunday. It marked McGill’s third consecutive CUSSL title and 13th overall since the league was formed in 2001-02.
Emilie Matte de Grasse and Catherine Amyot both reached double figures in scoring as ninth-ranked McGill swept No.10 Sherbrooke 25-20, 25-17 and 25-13 to win their RSEQ women’s volleyball semifinal series 2-1 at Love Competition Hall, Sunday
Simon Tardif-Richard of Gatineau, Que., tallied twice, including the game-winner on a power-play at 14:45 of overtime as No.8-ranked McGill rallied for a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Concordia and an OUA East men’s hockey quarter-final playoff sweep at the Ed Meagher Arena, Friday.