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Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2008†9:15 AM

U of M's Dana Hoogsteen, 5 time CIS Acdemic All-Canadian

67 athletes from Bison Sports at the University of Manitoba have been honored as Academic All-Canadians.

This is based in the athletes 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 major academic highlights included University of Manitoba womenís hockey student-athlete Dana Hoogsteen, who completed her Bison career by earning this honour during all five consecutive eligible years, with her sister Shannon graduating as a four time CIS Academic All-Canadian. Bison student-athletes earning this honour during their first four Bison years are womenís basketball Melanie Schlichter, womenís track and field Diana King and menís track and field David Kelly and womenís volleyball Erin Nieuwenburg.

Within the 67 Bisons earning the CIS recognition, seven are now three time CIS Academic All-Canadians and 17 reached this honour for the second time.

The overall total of 67 Bison Sports student-athletes earning CIS Academic All-Canadian represents over 23.5% of the whole Bison Sports student-athlete total (285). The overall percentage of Bison Sport student-athletes named as Academic All-Canadians has been at 20% or higher over the last four years.

"It is an impressive accomplishment for Bison student-athletes to achieve this CIS honor," said Bison Sports Athletic Director Coleen Dufresne. "I am proud that these young men and women exemplifies the Bison tradition of being great role models for the youth of the city by working hard not only on the playing field but in the classroom."

A few highlights from the 2007-08 CIS Academic All-Canadians Bisons list.

- Bison women athletes account for 58% (39 of 67) of this yearís list highlighted by the womenís soccer with seven of 17 players (41%), womenís hockey team had nine of 25 (36%), womenís volleyball team had three of 12 players (25%) and womenís basketball had three of 13 players (23%).

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

- Full track and field team had 23 of 83 (27%) student-athletes on the list.

- The menís golf had four of 15 (26%) while menís hockey team had four of 26 (15%).

- Seven of the Bison teams have at least four or more Academic All-Canadians.

- There were 19 Bison student-athletes who earned a 4.0 or higher mark (an A - 90%), which represents 28% of all Bisons as 2007-08 Academic All-Canadians.

- There were 30 multiple time winners (two or more times named to this honour).

Below is a complete list of the 2007-2008 University of Manitoba CIS Academic All-Canadians.

Womenís Basketball
Sheena Gee
Maria Pawlyshyn
Melanie Schlichter
Menís Basketball
Eric Garcia
Joel Pankewich
Christopher Pereira
Brian Buffie
Shayne Fredborg
Bethany Goran
Jesse Skelton
Lucas Skelton
Darryl Conrad
Steve Gronick
Toshio Nishimura
Simon Patrick
Womenís Hockey 
Chelsea Braun
Amy Coates
Kacey Funk
Erica Holmes
Dana Hoogsteen
Shannon Hoogsteen
Katherine OíRourke
Amanda Schnell
Andi Wilgosh
Menís Hockey
Wade Davison
Chris Falloon
Stephane Lenoski
Rob Smith
Womenís Soccer 
Dana Baker
Lianna Bestvater
Jennifer Campbell
Nancy Feir
Cara Isaak
Michelle Kliment
Jaime Lacoste
Womenís Swimming
Jenna Houssin
Whitney Reed
Menís Swimming
Willie Bell
Blair Peters
Womenís Track and Field 
Alyssa Altomare
Amber Anseeuw
Kaeleigh Bawdon
Jana Cassidy
Taralyn Cook
Brittany Curtis
Peggy Hamilton
Diana King
Teresa Logozar
Laura Morton
Amelia Smandych
Claire Sparling
Regina Tessmann
Meaghan Woo
Menís Track and Field 
Joel Charriere
Zacharie Durand
Barret Hildebrandt
Tyler Hynes
David Kelly
Mohsin Khan
Patrice Leclercq
Rory McIntyre
Brad Molyneux
Womenís Volleyball
Erin Nieuwenburg
Amy Penner
Ashley Voth
Menís Volleyball
Stefan Bouw
Josh Thordarson

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

Related Links (Internal):
††•Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
††•Bison Sports