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Academic All- Canadians

Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

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.

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Academic All-Canadians

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.

year total Change (%)
2019-20 4,910 22.8
2018-19 3,998 1.58
2017-18 3,936 8.04
2016-17 3,643 4.96
2015-16 3,471 8.71
2014-15 3,193 11.5
2013-14 2,864 6.27
2012-13 2,695 2.90
2011-12 2,619 8.81
2010-11 2,407 2.21
2009-10 2,355 4.20
2008-09 2,260 11.8
2007-08 2,021 -1.80
2006-07 2,058 -3.20
2005-06 2,126 4.32
2004-05 2,038 7.04
2003-04 1,904 5.10
2002-03 1,810 -5.09
2001-02 1,907 8.17
2000-01 1,763 9.37
1999-2000 1,612 18.3
1998-99 1,363 11.7
1997-98 1,220 17.3
1996-97 1,040 8.67
1995-96 957 0.01
1994-95 954 -
1990-94 2,489 -

Academic All-Canadian list, by year, by institution (.xls) 

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 ring from Baron, the Exclusive Provider of championship rings and recognition jewelry for U SPORTS.

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