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U of M matches record for Academic All-Canadians
Posted Friday, August 3, 2007†3:36 PM

At the completion of the 2006-07 season, Bison Sports matched last season's all-time high in CIS Academic All-Canadians with 68 student-athletes qualifying by maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better based on a 4.5 scale in their field of study at the University of Manitoba.


Some highlights included University of Manitoba Bisons track and field student-athlete Christopher Hrynkow, who completed his Bison career by earning this prestigious honour during all five consecutive eligible years, and womenís track and field athlete Janelle Vincent who graduated as a four-time Academic All-Canadian.


Bison student-athletes earning this honour during their first four Bison years were womenís basketball Melanie Schlichter, womenís hockey Dana Hoogsteen, womenís track and field Kja Isaacson and menís track and field Jesse Howatt. Of the 68 Bisons earning the CIS recognition, six are now three-time CIS Academic All-Canadians and 17 have reached this honour for the second time.


The overall total of 68 Bison Sports student-athletes earning CIS Academic All-Canadian represents over 22 per cent of the total number of Bison Sports student-athletes (304). The overall percentage of Bison Sport student-athletes named as Academic All-Canadians has been at 20 per cent or higher over the last four years.


Bison Sports Athletic Director Coleen Dufresne stated, ďThese young men and women are such great role models for the youth of our city. Excelling both academically and athletically, these student athletes demonstrate the Bison philosophy. I'm very proud of their accomplishments and congratulate all of them.Ē


A few highlights from the 2006-07 CIS Academic All-Canadians Bisons list.

- The womenís basketball team had six of 13 (46%), womenís soccer had eight of 19 players (42%) and womenís volleyball team had five of 12 players (42%).

- 15 Bisons earned Academic All-Canadian status while studying at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

- Bison womenís student-athletes comprise 65% (44 of 68) of this yearís list.

- The menís hockey team had six of 29 (21%) while menís T&F had 10 of 48 (21%).

- Ten of the Bison teams have at least two or more Academic All-Canadians.

- There were 13 Bison student-athletes who earned a 4.0 or higher mark (an A - 90%), which represents 19% of all Bisons named as 2006-07 Academic All-Canadians.

- There were 29 multiple time winners (two or more times named to this honour).


2006-2007 University of Manitoba CIS Academic All-Canadians:


Womenís Basketball

Laura Churley

Riley Epp

Rachel Hart

Sarah Holder

Michele Hynes

Melanie Schlichter



Brian Buffie

Scott Markham

Kyle Scott

Lucas Skelton

Chantal Vielfauve



Steve Gronick


Womenís Hockey 

Chelsea Braun

Amy Coates

Erica Holmes

Dana Hoogsteen

Shannon Hoogsteen

Amanda Schnell

Christina Shefchyk

Laura Tully


Menís Hockey

Wade Davidson

Chris Falloon

Colin Lafreniere

Rob Smith

Aaron Starr

Kip Workman


Womenís Swimming

Stephanie Andruchuk

Whitney Reed

Sarah Stowell

Landice Yestrau


Menís Swimming

Christopher Santos

Braeden Taylor

Womenís Soccer 

Camilla Bereznay

Lianna Bestvater

Kathryn Ateah

Jennifer Campbell

Nancy Feir

Chera Kirkpatrick

Jennifer McLaren

Tristen Perras


Womenís Track and Field 

Jana Cassidy

Amanda Drebert

Sarah Horman

Elayna Hurtig

Kja Isaacson

Diana King

Clarise Kah Aeng Lim

Laura Morton

Nadine Pohl

Janelle Vincent

Erin Wanner

Meaghan Woo


Menís Track and Field 

Kristian Andres

William Bell

Joel Charrierre

Barret Hildebrandt

Jesse Howatt

Christopher Hrynkow 

David Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Rory McIntyre

Andrew Schellenberg


Womenís Volleyball

Katie Davidson

Carly Ewert

Lauren Mackenzie

Amy Matthews

Erin Nieuwenburg


Menís Volleyball

Josh Klassen

For more information, contact:
Chris Zuk
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
Phone: (204) 474-7492

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