Bison Sports announce 129 student-athletes with U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status for 2018-19
The total is another record high for Manitoba and the third year in a row that a new record has been set
At the completion of the 2018-19 season, 129 of the 326 University of Manitoba student-athletes qualified for U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status.
This accomplishment of 129 Bisons student-athletes represents the most ever in one season and is the third straight season that a new record has been set. It’s also the ninth straight season that 85 or more student-athletes have achieved this national recognition.
The status is earned by maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (80 per cent) or better in their field of study at the University of Manitoba.
Some major academic highlights include seven Bisons student-athletes to achieve this U SPORTS recognition in all five varsity years: Alexandra Anderson (women’s hockey), Daniel Heschuk (men’s cross country / track and field), Erin Kucheravy (women’s hockey), Bruna Mavignier (women’s soccer), Yvette Morgan (women’s track and field), Alanna Sharman (women’s hockey), and Tegan Turner (women’s track and field).
In addition, nine Bisons student-athletes have achieved the recognition in four varsity years and 23 have achieved it in three varsity years.
“Having 129 Bisons women and men achieve Academic All-Canadian status this year is a phenomenal achievement,” said Gene Muller, Director of Athletics and Recreation. “We are immensely proud of their efforts and we acknowledge the support given to them by their respective advisors, faculties, professors, and coaches. We consider this a team achievement.
In particular, we want to acknowledge the support given to these exceptional student-athletes by the University of Manitoba’s Enrolment Services, as well as Financial Aid and Awards.”
Other highlights include 62 Bisons student-athletes who had a 4.0 or higher mark (an A – 90%), making up 48 per cent of the total. Female athletes made up for 57 per cent (74 of 129) of this year’s list.
Since Academic All-Canadian stats started in 1990, 1,909 Bisons have earned the award.