Cham­plain-Len­noxville Honours Their Stu­dent-Ath­letes!

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Cougar ath­letes were the fo­cus of Cham­plain Len­noxville Ath­letic Gala on May 1 cel­e­brat­ing the out­stand­ing achieve­ment of stu­dent ath­letes through­out the 2013-2014 year. Mem­bers of the 11 Cougar teams, coaches, vol­un­teers, col­lege staff and par­ents were in at­ten­dance at the cer­e­mony which also wel­comed guest speaker, Olympian François Coulombe-Fortier. Coulombe-Fortier was a mem­ber of the Cana­dian taek­wondo team in Bei­jing in 2008 and Lon­don in 2012.

The Stu­dent Ath­lete of the Year, es­tab­lished in 2009 to rec­og­nize ex­cep­tional con­tri­bu­tion to a Cougar ath­letic team in con­junc­tion with aca­demic ex­cel­lence, was pre­sented to Noémie Hamel-Petit. In the five years since the tro­phy’s in­au­gu­ra­tion, Noémie is the fourth ath­lete from the Cougars Women’s Bas­ket­ball team to win the high­est hon­our the Col­lege be­stows to its ath­letes. Noemie is from Ma­gog.

The Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence Awards were pre­sented by Syl­vain Laflamme to the stu­den­tath­lete from each team with the high­est aca­demic per­for­mance while be­ing a strong con­trib­u­tor to their team. These were awarded to: Cather­ine Laberge, Danville, Women’s Soc­cer Den­zel Suther­land-Wil­son, Can­ton de Hat­ley, Men’s Soc­cer Kather­ine Ca­hoon, Gatineau, Women’s Bas­ket­ball Maxime Gaou­ette, Ma­gog, Men’s Bas­ket­ball Noémie Beaulieu, Drum­mondville, Women’s Hockey Dwayne Bradley-Tessier, Rouyn-No­randa, Men’s Hockey Yas­sine Nas­siri, Sher­brooke, Cross-Coun­try Run­ning Cedric Lussier-Roy, Sher­brooke, Foot­ball Manuel Gar­cia Du­ran, Mis­sis­sauga, Field Lacrosse Camille Sas­seville, Sher­brooke, Women’s Rugby and Marie Pel­letier-Matte, St-Séverin, Swim­ming. The Mike Hartwell Award is pre­sented an­nu­ally for the most un­selfish con­tri­bu­tion to the Cougar Hockey Pro­gram and was awarded to Charles-Emile Lemelin.

The Don Bilodeau Me­mo­rial Tro­phy was pre­sented to the Stu­dent-Ath­lete who best ex­em­pli­fies com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to his de­vel­op­ment as a Cougar foot­ball player, Philippe Dion, Blainville.

The Brian Mor­ley Award was pre­sented to Do­minic Lévesque from St-Ge­orges. Es­tab­lished in 1997, it is pre­sented to the Cougar foot­ball player who has made the big­gest im­pact dur­ing the past sea­son.

Orig­i­nally from Pointe-Claire, Cedric Joseph, a cap­tain of the Bol d’Or Cham­pi­onship Foot­ball team, was hon­oured with the Bill Huck­ins Me­mo­rial Award. This award was es­tab­lished in 1985 to honor the Cham­plain Cougar ath­lete who best ex­em­pli­fies per­sis­tence of ef­fort and courage in the face of ad­ver­sity.

The newly es­tab­lished Corin Stan­dish and Dana Young Foot­ball Fund, gen­er­ously ini­ti­ated by the friends and fam­i­lies in hon­our of two for­m­ers play­ers, was pre­sented to a grad­u­at­ing Cougar foot­ball player who will be pur­su­ing univer­sity stud­ies in Canada. The in­au­gu­ral bur­sary was awarded to Jonathan Bois­son­neault Glaou, Québec City.

Cougar Awards were pre­sented to Rookie of the Year or Most Im­proved Player, Team Award and Most Valu­able Player in Men’s and Women’s Soc­cer, Men’s and Women’s Bas­ket­ball, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Cross Coun­try Run­ning, Foot­ball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rugby and Co-ed Swim­ming.

In the words of Ath­letic Di­rec­tor, Mr. Syl­vain Laflamme, “We wish to ex­tend our con­grat­u­la­tions to all of the stu­dent ath­letes who helped to make the 2013-2014 sea­son so suc­cess­ful!”

Cham­plain Col­lege had a very suc­cess­ful year in sports thanks to many of the award-win­ning ath­letes seen here.

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