On November 5th the Niagara College Department of Athletics and Recreation formally recognized the accomplishments of 34 SIRC-CCAA National Scholar athletes from the 2015-16 varsity season.
The National Scholar Award is designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student-athletes. To be recognized, a student-athlete must achieve honours standing at their institution in the current academic year. At Niagara College, National Scholar Award winners must maintain an academic average over 80% while competing as a member of one of the school's nine intercollegiate teams.
Eight Niagara College intercollegiate programs saw members recognized including women's soccer (10), women's basketball (5), women's volleyball (4), golf (4), cross country (4), men's volleyball (3), men's soccer (2), and curling (2).
Included among the recipients at the fifth annual event were 2015-16 Niagara College Female Athlete of the Year Lorelle Weavers and 2015-16 male scholastic award recipient Alex Latham.
"The scholar athlete brunch provides an opportunity reflect on the past year and recognize the commitment that our student-athletes put into their academics, while also balancing their commitment to training, competition, and the community programming that our varsity teams run on an annual basis" added Niagara College Director of Athletics and Recreation Matthew Davies.
Below is a full list of the 2015-16 Niagara College National Scholar Award Recipients:
Brooke-Lyn Murdoch, Women's Basketball
Emily Naccarato, Women's Basketball
Marina Painco, Women's Basketball
Rebecca Short, Women's Basketball
Hailey Tippett, Women's Basketball
Sean Baker, Cross Country
Malachi Clark, Cross Country
Russell Gibson, Cross Country
Gavin Martin, Cross Country
Megan Droog, Curling
Allison Mondloch, Curling
Lorelle Weavers, Golf
Josiah Dixon, Golf
Katherine Copeland, Golf
Logan Lammerant, Golf
Nicole Ballagh-Evans, Women's Soccer
Nicole Forbes, Women's Soccer
Shannon Halliday, Women's Soccer
Kendal Merrill, Women's Soccer
Natalie Semenuk, Women's Soccer
Jenna Vasiliaskas, Women's Soccer
Amanda Borowski, Women's Soccer
Kristina Casucci, Women's Soccer
Meaghan Krawczyk, Women's Soccer
Kelsey Snyder, Women's Soccer
Alex Latham, Men's Soccer
Michael Serianni, Men's Soccer
Samantha Bailey, Women's Volleyball
Shayna Graham, Women's Volleyball
Nicole Abbott, Women's Volleyball
Jasmine Thome, Women's Volleyball
Steve Stone, Men's Volleyball
Jonathan Wismer, Men's Volleyball
Adam Vandendool, Men's Volleyball