Queen's honours top varsity team and club athletes
Hockey player Jonathon Lawrance and Volleyball player Katie Matthews were named the top student-athletes for the 2010-11 season at the 75th annual Colour Awards Tuesday night.
Mr. Lawrance was awarded the Jenkins Trophy as the top male senior student-athlete. The fourth year physical and health education student has been the on- and off-ice leader of the men’s hockey team since his first season at Queen’s, when he was named the Carr-Harris Cup MVP.
Ms Matthews, this year’s PHE ’55 Alumnae Award winner, has exemplified what it means to be a student-athlete since making the women’s volleyball team as a walk-on in her rookie season. The fourth year life sciences major was named Team Captain in her second year and was subsequently named an OUA East Second Team All-Star and an Academic All-Canadian.
The Outstanding Performance of the Year honour was shared by two female athletes, soccer player Jacqueline Tessier and hockey player Mel Dodd-Moher.
The Alfie Pierce Trophy recipients for top male and female rookie of the year were women’s basketball player Liz Boag and football player Sam Sabourin.
The Jim Tait Trophy, presented annually to the top performing Varsity Team, was awarded to the national champion women’s soccer team.
Krisha Quinn was honoured with the Hal Dunlop Shield, which is given annually to a student trainer who has made significant contribution to Athletic Therapy at Queen's.
Queen’s Athletics & Recreation employees Bill Sparrow and Dave Ross were honoured with Special Recognition Awards for their long-term service to the department.
Queen’s Athletics and Recreation also recently honoured its top athletes in the varsity club stream. Women’s lacrosse player Lisa McLaughlin and men’s cyclists Liam Twomey and Pat Twomey claimed the top senior student-athlete awards, while men’s fencing was named Varsity Club of the Year. Women’s figure skater Renne Tse and men’s cyclist Etienne Moreau claimed Rookie of the Year awards.
For more information on all of this year’s award-winning teams and athletes and their accomplishments, visit the Athletics and Recreation website.