Dec 1, 2011
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is proud to announce the 2011-2012 SIRC-CCAA Academic All Canadian Award recipients.
This year, 162 student-athletes have achieved combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics.
“To achieve excellence in both sport and academics requires tremendous skill, dedication and perseverance,” says Debra Gassewitz, SIRC president and CEO. “SIRC is honoured to recognize outstanding collegiate student-athletes who are passionate about excelling in their education.”
The SIRC-CCAA Academic All Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. Honourees must attain academic honours at their institution in addition to obtaining one of the following athletic achievements: named to their member conference All-Star Team (first or second) in soccer, volleyball, basketball or curling; earn a gold or silver medal at their member conference badminton championship; finish among the top seven men or women as well as finishing in the top third at their member conference cross-country running championship; or finish among the top three women or top five men as well as finishing in the top third at their member conference golf championship.
“The CCAA is proud to recognize and celebrate those student-athletes who’ve attained the highest possible CCAA honour in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence,” states Sandra Murray-MacDonell, CCAA Executive Director.
The SIRC-CCAA Academic All Canadian Recognition Award is also presented each year to the institution with the most student-athlete award recipients. This year, SIRC and the CCAA are pleased to present the award to Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Red Deer College, which both had a total of ten recipients combining academic and athletic excellence.