Recently, the McGill Reporter spoke to two of McGill’s most successful student-athletes – Olympian Dori Yeats and Top Eight Academic All-Canadian François Jarry – to find out how they handle the enormous demands placed upon them.
A new financial award in Athletics and Recreation – known as the Jean Béliveau Award – will recognize and support top McGill student-athletes as well as honour the memory of the legendary Montreal Canadiens captain and inspirational community leader.
McGill alumnus Shiraz Rehman helped break the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought.
Tournament MVP Christopher Stanford of Quebec City hit a walk-off-the-field solo home run with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning as McGill rallied to edge University of Montreal 3-2 and capture their third consecutive Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association national championship at Parc Ahuntsic, Sunday.
Midfielder Emile Sassone-Lawless of Ithica, N.Y., collected eight points and attacker Spencer Bromley of Surrey, B.C., scored six goals as the McGill men’s lacrosse team overwhelmed Ottawa 15-8 at Percival Molson Stadium, Sunday.
Swimmer Sarah Mehain, a senior from Vernon, B.C., is joined by three grads on the mission staff, as members of Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games, scheduled to begin on Sept. 7.
Lisa Perrett, a senior defender from Vancouver, B.C., converted a corner kick made by Audrey-Ann Coughlan in the 68th minute of play as McGill’s women’s soccer team blanked Toronto Varsity Blues 1-0 on Sunday to capture the Old Four soccer tournament at U of T’s Varsity Centre.
Three athletes are among a 23-member entourage of McGill graduates and students headed to Rio de Janeiro to serve in an official capacity at the Summer Olympic Games, Aug. 5-21. The athletes, all from Montreal, include wrestler Dorothy Yeats, an engineering student, and a pair of fencers – both recent graduates – Maximilien Van Haaster (B.Ed. Kinesiology ’16) and Joseph Polossifakis (B. Com ’14).
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.