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.
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.