Record 97 Griffins student-athletes earn 2020-21 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian honours

Record 97 Griffins student-athletes earn 2020-21 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian honours

MacEwan Athletics

EDMONTON – A record number of MacEwan student athletes have been recognized as U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for the 2020-21 season.

A total of 97 Griffins earned the honour, shattering the previous record of 55 set during the 2019-20 season.

"Our student-athletes continually set the standard for academic excellence, and to have a record number of them recognized for this achievement as Academic All-Canadians is outstanding," said MacEwan Director of Athletics Joel Mrak.

"This recognition is a testament to their dedication hard work both on the court and in the classroom, and they are very deserving of this honour."

A caveat to 2020-21's record total is MacEwan has more U SPORTS programs than ever before with men's and women's hockey joining the Canada West conference.

Taking that into account, however, 2020-21 still sets a new record. Even if you add the number of Griffins' ACAC Scholar Academic award winners to the 2019-20 total – a season where MacEwan still had golf, curling, cross country and indoor track programs – there were 95 award winners.

Former women's volleyball student-athlete Lauren Holmes (2015-20) holds the school record for the most career U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian honours with five, but there are now 11 with four as six student-athletes joined that exclusive club in 2020-21 – Hannah Gibb and Shannon Majeau (women's basketball), Kylie Schubert and Carly Weber (women's volleyball), Samantha Gouveia (women's soccer) and Tyler Jodoin (men's volleyball).

To qualify, Griffins student-athletes must have maintained a GPA of at least 3.3 during the 2020-21 season.

Here are the complete list of 2020-21 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians (in alphabetical order) listed by name and major:

Men's Basketball

Taylor Cook, Science

Luke Harold, Arts

Mason Hunter, Commerce

Alex Jap, Communications

Eddy Nkerabahizi, Science

Jake Notice, Science

Jesse Trussler, Arts

Women's Basketball

Mackenzie Farmer, Arts

Hannah Gibb, Science

Noelle Kilbreath, Science

Hayley Lalor, Science

Darian Mahmi, Arts

Shannon Majeau, Science

Ellie McCarthy, Arts

Men's Hockey

Zach Aston, Commerce

Cale Chalifoux, Police & Investigation Studies

Thomas Davis, Arts

Cameron Gotaas, Commerce

Joseph Karpyshyn, Commerce

Andrew Kartusch, Commerce

Brett Magee, Commerce

Chase Miller, Commerce

Shawn Parkinson, Arts

Alex Pernitsky, Commerce

Joel Ray, Science

Cameron Reagan, Commerce

Curtis Roach, Commerce

Brett Smythe, Commerce

Jordan Taupert, Arts

Zach Webb, Commerce

Brecon Wood, Open Studies

Austin Yaremchuk, Commerce

Women's Hockey

Courtney Beierbach, Commerce

Natalie Bender, Commerce

Grace Crooks, Science

Mackenzie Dachuk, Arts

Jayme Doyle, Commerce

Rylee Gluska, Nursing

Breanna Golosky, Arts

Sydney Hughson, Arts

Shyla Kirwer, Science

Jillian MacWilliam, Arts

Amanda Murray, Arts

Jessi Rampton, Arts

Chantal Ricker, Arts

Brianna Sank, Commerce

Brooklyn Schroeder, Science

Makenna Schuttler, Commerce

Beth Taylor, Commerce

Alexandra Thomson, Science

Keely Vachon, Science

Men's Soccer

Joseph Abrahart, Commerce

Simon Dawe, Commerce

Stefan Gajic, Commerce

Marco Marrazzo, Commerce

Alexander Mosca, Commerce

Mason Perras, Commerce

Enzo Squicciarini-Moneny, Science

Josh Stayko, Commerce

Nicholas Stefansson, Arts

Women's Soccer

Bianca Castillo, Arts

Renee DeCorby, Police & Investigation Studies

Samantha Gouveia, Arts

Alyx Henderson, Science

Kaylin Hermanutz, Arts

Salma Kamel, Arts

Meagan Lemoine, Commerce

Cassandra Loza, Nursing

Raeghan McCarthy, Science

Anna McPhee, Commerce

Maya Morrell, Arts

Nicole Noble, Science

Grace Schimpf, Design Studies

Hannah Supina, Arts

Milica Vignejevic, Science

Abbey Wright, Arts

Men's Volleyball

Ethan Happer, Science

Daniel Hebert, Science

Tyler Jodoin, Science

Noah Johnson, Commerce

Jonah Karsten, Commerce

Alexander Lyndon, Arts

Mason Moore, Science

Alexei Walisser, Commerce

Thomas Watchman, Commerce

Women's Volleyball

Alyshia Bryks, Science

Macie Chapman, Communications

Dana Dunbar, Science

Megan Foxcroft, Science

Madison Hoppus, Commerce

Danielle Jodoin, Science

Rachel Jorvina, Arts

Sarah McGee, Arts

Kylie Schubert, Science

Madison Stevens, Commerce

Jordyn Thomas, Science

Carly Weber, Science