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Top 8 Academic All-Canadians to be honoured by Governor General Julie Payette

U SPORTS Staff

U SPORTS proudly announced Thursday the student-athletes selected as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season. 

The elite group will be honoured at a later date by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the newly-appointed Governor General of Canada. 

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. 

In 2016-17, 3,643 U SPORTS student-athletes are being recognized as Academic All-Canadians, having maintained an average of 80 per cent or better over the academic year while competing for one - or more - of their university’s varsity teams. 

Among these outstanding individuals, one female and one male student-athlete from each of the four U SPORTS conferences are selected annually to make up the Top 8.   

“The list of Academic All-Canadians continues to grow each year,” said Graham Brown, President and CEO of U SPORTS. “The success of the Top 8 is a testament to the dedication of our student-athletes on the field of play, in the classroom and as leaders in their communities across the country.” 

Profiles of each member of the 2016-17 Top 8 are available below.

CANADA WEST (CW)

ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (OUA)

RÉSEAU DU SPORT ÉTUDIANT DU QUÉBEC (RSEQ)

ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SPORT (AUS)

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