Campus Life

Pronghorns honour 41 All-Canadians

Every year, the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) honours student athletes who excel in sport at the university level, while maintaining an 80 per cent average in academics, as Academic All-Canadians. This is an outstanding accomplishment considering the amount of time student-athletes commit to training.

Routinely, Pronghorn Athletics possesses an above average number of AAC recipients in the CIS, when considering the number of overall athletes at each school.

On Friday, the University of Lethbridge recognized the achievement of 41 outstanding student-athletes, who achieved Academic All-Canadian Honours. This number represents over 22 per cent of our student-athlete body and an increase of six athletes from last year, a remarkable number signifying the importance our program places on academics.

"To do well in academics is always an excellent achievement but to do well in academics as well as athletics, that is truly remarkable," said
U of L President Dr. Bill Cade at a luncheon recognizing the 41 honourees.

Both the women's soccer and rugby teams led the All-Canadian selections with eight team members achieving status.

Following is the list of Pronghorn Athletes who are recognized as CIS Academic All-Canadians for 2008-09.

Recipient Sport Faculty

Curtis Cooper Men's Hockey Arts & Science
Brandon Highton Men's Hockey Management
Logan Lavorato Men's Hockey Management
Stephen Zmudczynski Men's Hockey Arts & Science

Iain Cain Men's Soccer Education
Matthew Dow Men's Soccer Arts & Science
Marcus Karpati Men's Soccer Education
Michael O'Brien Men's Soccer Arts & Science
Nathan Phillips Men's Soccer Arts & Science
Dylan Tooby Men's Soccer Management

Roberto DeSandoli Track & Field Arts & Science
Dominic Mudiayi Track & Field Arts & Science
Cody Pivert Track & Field Education
Simon Schaerz Track & Field Arts & Science
Emily Brown Track & Field Arts & Science

Ariana Edelman Swimming Health Sciences
Sarah Gagnon Swimming Arts & Science
Jennifer Kabeary Swimming Arts & Science
Aarin Shapiro Swimming Arts & Science
Courtney Heinricks Women's Basketball Arts & Science
Kara Henry Women's Basketball Fine Arts

Megan Bach Women's Hockey Arts & Science
Johanna Meyers Women's Hockey Arts & Science
Katherine Nesbitt Women's Hockey Arts & Science
Lindsey Peters Women's Hockey Arts & Science

Shannon Court Women's Rugby Arts & Science
Natalie de Kok Women's Rugby Health Sciences
Kimberly Leavitt Women's Rugby Arts & Science
Ashley MacDonald Women's Rugby Arts & Science
Jena Murray Women's Rugby Fine Arts
Amanda Richardson Women's Rugby Management
Nicole Van Eck Women's Rugby Arts & Science
Ashley Zaremba Women's Rugby Arts & Science

Kathryn Curtis Women's Soccer Arts & Science
Kristen Dow Women's Soccer Arts & Science
Sherry Latrace Women's Soccer Health Sciences
Samantha McMillan Women's Soccer Arts & Science
Crystal Theodore Women's Soccer Arts & Science
Taura Truba Women's Soccer Arts & Science
Jessica Volpi Women's Soccer Arts & Science
Elizabeth Young Women's Soccer Arts & Science