Hulse and Thivierge-Lortie win top athletic awards
Matt Hulse (Track and Field/Cross Country) and Charly Thivierge-Lortie (Rowing) have been named Queen’s top student athletes for the 2009-10 season. The 74th annual Colour Awards were handed out in a special celebration on March 31.
Mr. Hulse was awarded the Jenkins Trophy as the top male graduating student athlete. The fourth-year physical and health education major has been the star of the men’s track and field team since his arrival in 2006 when he led the 4x800m relay team to a silver medal at the OUA Championships.
Since that time, he has gone on to win multiple medals at both the OUA and CIS Championships, including gold and two silvers at the 2010 OUA Track & Field Championships. This total represents the most medals a Queen’s athlete has captured at a single OUA championship. He followed up that performance with a gold medal in the 1,000m race and silver in the 1,500m race at the 2010 CIS Championships.
Ms Thivierge-Lortie, who was awarded the PHE’55 Alumnae Trophy, competed in the lightweight fours and lightweight eights categories. She won four gold and two silver medals in her three years competing at the OUA Championships, twice helping the women capture an OUA banner. At the national level, she has two gold, two silver and a bronze medal, and lead the Gaels to a national championship in 2007.
The winner of the rowing team’s Botterel Award, which recognizes leadership, Ms Thivierge-Lortie is the third consecutive rower, and fourth in five years, to earn the PHE’55 trophy.
Other Colour Award winners include:
Outstanding Performance of the Year: Danny Brannagan
Alfie Pierce Award (top rookies): Payton Liske and Erin Roberts
Jim Tait Memorial Award: Scott Valberg
Award of Merit: Renee MacLellan
For more information and a full list of award recipients, visit http://www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2010/3/31/XC_0331102135.aspx?path=cross