Awards News

Celebrating their 28th edition, the Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards Presented by Makadiff SPORTS honour the U SPORTS Athletes of the Year and are championed once again by His Honour Doug Mitchell and Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

Leading up to the June 25 announcement, U SPORTS sits down with alumni of the prestigious event to find out the keys to their success both on and off the field, the importance of the awards in their student-athlete experience and why Canadian university athletics was the best choice for them.

In today's interview, 2016 winner Andrew Buckley tells us about his special relationship with His Honour Doug Mitchell and how U SPORTS Football helped him make the CFL with his hometown Calgary Stampeders.

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Calgary Dinos
Calgary, Alta.
 Kinesiology '16

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  • Lieutenant Governor Athletic Award nominee - 2015, 2016
  • Vanier Cup Finalist - 2013
  • Hec Crighton Trophy, Player of the Year - 2014, 2015
  • Russ Jackson Award,  Football, Academics & Citizenship - 2013, 2014
  • Top 8 Academic All-Canadian - 2015
  • First Team All-Canadian  - 2014, 2015


  • CW Football Hardy Cup champion - 2011, 2012, 2013
  • First Team All-Star - 2013, 2014, 2015

Professional / Personal

  • Calgary Stampeders - 2016-17
  • University of Calgary Medical School - 2018-Present

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