A record-breaking year for the UNBC Timberwolves athletic teams continues with several student-athletes being recognized for their work outside of sport.
Twenty students achieved academic all-Canadian status for the 2017-18 school year, beating out the previous record of 19 students from UNBC in 2016-17.
U SPORTS academic all-Canadian status honours students who achieved a GPA of 3.67 (an A- letter grade) or higher.
“We couldn’t be more proud of our student-athletes who continue to excel on and off the court and pitch,” Loralyn Murdoch, UNBC's deirector of athletics/recreation, says in a press release. “They all work so hard, and you can see their incredible achievements today. Every Timberwolves varsity team had a collective GPA over 3.00, which is an incredible accomplishment.”
The women's basketball team, in particular, earned the annual Office of the Provost Academic Achievement Award with a collective GPA of 3.34. The award is given to a Timberwolves varsity team with the highest GPA during the season.
“This achievement is shared with the Office of Finance and Business Operations and the Vice-President Academic and Provost office. They provide the funding and support for our peer tutor leaders for each varsity team,” Murdoch adds. “Our peer tutor leaders have been critical in the bar being continually raised for the academic success of all our Timberwolves athletes."
Here is the full list of UNBC academic all-Canadians:
- Emily Aase, women’s basketball, social work
- Whitney Anderson, women’s soccer, biology
- Francesco Bartolillo, men’s soccer, business administration
- Daniela Bergendahl, women’s soccer, general studies
- Mikaela Cadorette, women’s soccer, psychology and education
- Maddy Doucette, women’s soccer, psychology
- Rhianne Ferdinandi, women’s soccer, outdoor recreation
- Saje Gosal, men’s basketball, political science
- Clay Kiiskila, men’s soccer, biomedical studies
- Madison Landry, women’s basketball, biomedical studies
- Mitch Linley, men’s soccer, biochemistry
- Alexis Magrath, women’s basketball, health science
- Brooke Molby, women’s soccer, education
- Jesse Rake, men’s soccer, biochemistry
- Fiona Raymond, women’s soccer, biology
- Tianna Rossi, women’s soccer, human resource management
- Alina Shakirova, women’s basketball, psychology
- Jonah Smith, men’s soccer, business
- Kyra Wallace, women’s soccer, nursing
- Ashley Volk, women’s soccer, business administration
A record TWENTY @UNBC student-athletes were recognized today as @USPORTSca Academic All-Canadians for the 2017-2018 season! They all achieved a GPA of 3.67 or higher, while all four of our varsity teams had collective GPA's over 3.00! https://t.co/lQW3RCMxCs pic.twitter.com/o2zl2FwlcK— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) November 28, 2018