Queen's celebrates academic all-star athletes
Queen’s recently honoured the 282 student-athletes who earned an 80 per cent average while competing in a varsity sport in 2010-11.
“These athletes have demonstrated their commitment to being students first, an important aspect of varsity athletics at Queen’s,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison.
Queen’s consistently ranks among the top three Canadian universities that produce the highest number of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadians and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Academic All-Stars.
“At Queen’s we are proud of our student-athletes and their coaches for their hard work, dedication and commitment both in the classroom and on the field of play. They embody the Queen’s tradition of excellence,” says Leslie Dal Cin, Director, Athletics and Recreation.
The top academic athlete Kara Pogue, a second-year field hockey player, was the top student-athlete. She joined Provost Harrison to unveil the 2010-11 plaque that will be added to the academic all-stars section in the Varsity Athletics Hall of Honour.
For more information on the academic all-stars please visit the History and Tradition – Academic Honours page.