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Queen's Athletics and Recreation honours top athletes


On Tuesday, March 31, Queen's Athletics and Recreation unveiled its major award recipients at the Colour Awards athletic banquet at the Ambassador Conference Resort.

Football player Jimmy Allin and women's rower Kristine Matusiak were named the university's top athletes for the 2008-09 athletic season.

Mr. Allin (Life Sciences) was awarded the Jenkins Trophy as the top graduating male athlete and anticipates a selection in this year's Canadian Football League draft. 

 Ms. Matusiak (Physical Education, Life Sciences) is the second consecutive women's rower to have claimed the PHE'55 Alumnae Trophy. She has been a key contributor to the women's rowing team for four seasons, claiming multiple medals at the provincial and national level. 

Other honours went to:

  • Scott Kyle (rugby) and Brienna Shaw (soccer), recipients of the Alfie Pierce Award for top rookies of the year.
  • Thaine Carter (football) received the Jim Tait Memorial Award for outstanding male athlete in a team sport.
  • Kate McKenna (women's soccer) received the Award of Merit for outstanding female athlete in a team sport.
  • Nick Pratt (rowing) received the Jack Jarvis Trophy for the top male athlete in an individual sport.
  • Leslie Sexton (cross-country, track and field) was named the Marion Ross Award recipient as the top female athlete in an individual sport. 
  • Robin Goody (women's hockey trainer) received the Hal Dunlop Shield, awarded annually to a student trainer who has made significant contribution to Athletic Therapy at Queen's. 
  • Andrew Bucholtz, Queen's Journal sports editor, was recognized for his work at the student newspaper and his online blog. 
  • Men's and women's rowing captured the Queen's top sporting moment, as chosen by fans, from the 2008-09 season. 

For full details, visit www.gogaelsgo.com/news/2009/3/31/GEN_0331091228.aspx?path=general


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