Marcela Mansure, a native of Rio de Janiero, has been named most valuable player of the McGill University women’s volleyball team.
Rugby players Brianna Miller and Caroline Suchorski and swimmers Steven Bielby and Katie Caldwell have been selected to represent Canada at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia (July 6-17).
Swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., and hockey player Melodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 36th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the Holiday Inn Midtown, Thursday evening.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a third-year medical student from St. Hilaire, Que., took home the Students’ Society Trophy as most valuable player and also received the Dan Pronyk memorial trophy as the team’s top offensive player at the 29th annual Friends of McGill Football awards gala held at the Holiday Inn Midtown hotel on April 6.
David Apap, a member of McGill’s men’s alpine ski team finished fourth in a Giant Slalom race at Mt. Stoneham, Friday, but earned enough points to win the conference’s individual scoring title by 85 points at the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec championship meet over the weekend. It marked the first RSEQ title by a McGill male since 2006 when Nicolas Zyromski finished first overall.
Gabriela Hébert, a sophomore from Chicoutimi, Que., came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points as the sixth-seeded McGill University women’s basketball team waltzed to a convincing 71-50 victory over Ottawa in the consolation round final at the CIS Final Eight championship to finish fifth overall.
Sophomore Nathan Joyal of St. Lazare, Que., came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points, including five treys, as McGill’s men’s basketball team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to defeat Victoria 80-68 and finish fifth overall at the CIS Final Eight championship in Scotiabank Place, Sunday.
McGill’s men’s and women’s basketball teams won their respective RSEQ championships and qualified for the national championships later this month. The victories were made all the sweeter because both teams prevailed in games that could be best described as nail-biters.
Three most certainly is a charm. Yesterday’s rare tripleheader, in which McGill hosted three playoff games (women’s hockey and men’s and women’s basketball), couldn’t have been any more charmed as all three McGill teams came away with important wins.