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Alessio Award honours hoop excellence

Alessio Award honours hoop excellence

[photo of Tom Cavanaugh and Dan Bannister] Tom Cavanaugh and Dan Bannister

Actor Tom Cavanaugh, Artsci'87, Ed'88, traveled all the way from a movie shoot in New Zealand to take part in ceremonies at this year's Marco W. Alessio Memorial Basketball Game.

Marco, BA'89, who played for the Gaels from 1986 to 1988, was killed tragically in February 2009 while in Madagascar.

Tom, who was Marco's good friend and teammate, presented a commemorative plaque to this year's winner of the Marco W. Alessio Memorial Men's Basketball Award, current Gael Dan Bannister, Artsci'11.

The Award honours outstanding academic achievement and athletic excellence by a player on the men's varsity basketball team.

[Queen's Alumni Review 2010-2 cover]