All-Cana­dian Aca­demic

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

To be hon­oured as an Aca­demic All-Cana­dian a stu­dent ath­lete must be a full-time stu­dent en­rolled at Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity. This stu­dent-ath­lete must have re­ceived an 80 per cent aver­age or bet­ter. The stu­dent-ath­lete must have been a mem­ber of Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity’s US­ports var­sity team(s) and have used a year of el­i­gi­bil­ity for that sport.

We are very proud of our stu­den­tath­letes for their all-round achieve­ments. Our vi­sion is cre­at­ing cham­pi­ons both in the class­room and on the field of play and th­ese stu­dent ath­letes ex­em­pli­fies this vi­sion. To achieve ex­cel­lence in both aca­demics and ath­let­ics speaks well to their tal­ents and de­ter­mi­na­tion. We be­lieve univer­sity sports help in­spire lead­ers and al­low our stu­dent-ath­letes to de­velop to their great­est po­ten­tial as they ex­pe­ri­ence the chal­lenges and re­wards of a qual­ity aca­demic and ath­letic pro­gram. Their suc­cess at blend­ing both is ev­i­dent with them re­ceiv­ing the honour of an Aca­demic All-Cana­dian.

In 2015-2016 we had 17 of our stu­den­tath­letes named Aca­demic All-Cana­dian. I would also like to rec­og­nize and thank the out­stand­ing part­ner­ship and con­tri­bu­tion that the Cape Bre­ton Credit Unions have made to CA­PERS ath­let­ics over the last num­ber of years. Through their in­volve­ment and sup­port we have been able to pub­li­cally rec­og­nize th­ese fine stu­dent-ath­letes both in print as well as through an an­nual Aca­demic All-Cana­dian lun­cheon. It has been a plea­sure work­ing with such pro­fes­sion­als and com­mu­nity minded or­ga­ni­za­tion. The Cape Bre­ton Credit Unions and our Aca­demic All-Cana­di­ans have the same val­ues and pri­or­i­ties. They both have the re­lent­less pur­suit of suc­cess that drives their achieve­ments.

Also, a spe­cial thank you to our CA­PERS Aca­demic Ad­vi­sor, Mr. Al­lan Fraser from the Shan­non School of Busi­ness. Al­lan re­cently re­tired from his post at Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity and the Ath­letic De­part­ment and its stu­dent ath­letes wish him a rest­ful and en­joy­able re­tire­ment. Al­lan pro­vided us with count­less vol­un­teer hours so that we could pro­vide the aca­demic sup­port needed for our stu­dent-ath­letes to suc­ceed and grad­u­ate with the hope they will be fu­ture lead­ers in com­mu­ni­ties around the globe.

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