Varsity teams complete rare championship trifecta

Athletics

Saturday turned out to be a banner day for McGill Athletics – as in championship banner – as no fewer than three varsity sports teams combined to complete a record-breaking hat-trick, each winning provincial championships on the same day in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec.

Synchro team stages huge comeback to claim national crown

Athletics

McGill rallied from a sub-par showing in the preliminary round to capture the Geraldine Dubrule Trophy as champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League (CUSSL), Sunday. It marked McGill’s fourth consecutive CUSSL title and 14th overall in 16 years since the league was formed in 2001-02.

Synchro team hopes to keep riding wave of success at Nationals

Athletics

The McGill synchronized swimming team is enjoying a stretch of dominance on water rivalled only perhaps by the 19th Century British Royal Navy. This weekend, the synchro team has its sights set on winning its fourth-straight National championship.

McGill finishes 2nd overall at RSEQ swim championships

Athletics

The McGill swim team won six races and surpassed all expectations by finishing second overall in the combined women’s and men’s standings at the RSEQ championships, a three-day meet that wrapped up Sunday at the Centre PEPS on the campus of Université Laval.

McGill grad Gillian Florence heading to Rugby Canada Hall of Fame

Athletics

Gillian Florence, a McGill graduate and stellar national team player, is among seven inaugural inductees selected for the Rugby Canada Hall of Fame.

Excelling in the classroom and on the field of play

Athletics

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.

Jean Béliveau Award will support top athletes

Athletics

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 grad Rehman earns World Series ring with Cubs

Athletics

McGill alumnus Shiraz Rehman helped break the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought.

Walk-off homer propels McGill to 3rd-straight national baseball crown

Athletics

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.

Surreal Emile collects 8 points in lacrosse win

Athletics

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.