In 1988, U SPORTS introduced its first Academic All-Canadians, those exceptional student-athletes who achieve an academic standing of 80 per cent or better while playing on one of their university's varsity teams.
Academic All-Canadian list, by year, by institution (.xls) (updated Oct. 4, 2019)
Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation
Among these outstanding individuals, one female and one male from each U SPORTS conference are selected annually as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians, and are honoured by the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation at Rideau Hall in the nation's captial.
The Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation was founded by the Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada, who first honoured Canada’s Top 8 student-athletes in 2013.
As the official supporter of the student-athletes selected as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians, Sherrard Kuzz LLP will continue to support the travel, accommodation and hospitality of the group in the lead-up to the Commendation at Rideau Hall. All eight student-athletes will also receive a customized durilium ring from Baron, the Exclusive Provider of championship rings and recognition jewelry for U SPORTS.