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Record number of student-athletes earn Academic All-Star honours in 2019-20

A record total of 426 Queen’s University varsity student-athletes were recognized as Academic All-Stars for 2019-20, having earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average over the past academic year at Queen's. 

More than 40 per cent of Queen's student-athletes were named Academic All-Stars this year.

“Congratulations to the 2019-20 Academic All-Stars. We know the pandemic has impacted your education, athletic, and personal lives and as Academic All-Stars this past year you have demonstrated, more than ever, the resiliency and dedication of Gaels student-athletes,” says Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney. “We have a record high number of Academic All-Stars, representing more than 42 per cent of Queen's student-athletes and we continue to be in the top five schools in the county for the number of All-Stars.”

The varsity clubs with the highest GPAs were women's Ultimate and triathlon, while the highest GPAs from varsity teams were from women's basketball and women's hockey.

“As a university we are proud of our academic and athletic tradition and I am honoured to celebrate this great accomplishment. The Academic All-Star award also points to a lifestyle characterized by focus, commitment, discipline, passion, and teamwork in academics and athletics,” says Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “I would like to recognize and thank our faculties and departments, coaches, academic advisors, Student Wellness Services staff, and the Athletics and Recreation staff for their leadership in creating an inspiring and supportive learning environment for our student-athletes."

A full list of Queen's Academic All-Stars can be found online.