Saint Mary’s University
Cross Country and Track & Field (middle distance)
Lower Sackville, N.S.
Master of Business Administration
Andrew Peverill, a fifth-year runner with the Saint Mary’s Huskies, is the 2022-23 AUS Male Athlete of the Year and their nominee for the 2022-23 U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Competing in both cross country and track and field for Saint Mary’s, Peverill was named AUS Athlete of the Year in men’s cross country for the third consecutive season, as well as AUS Track Athlete of the Year in men’s track and field for the first time in his career.
At the 2022 Subway AUS Cross Country Championships, Peverill earned his third straight AUS championship gold medal with a time of 24:37. Peverill capped off his cross country career with a sixth-place finish at U SPORTS nationals, the highest finish of his career, making him a First Team All-Canadian.
On the track, Peverill set new school records in the 600m, 1000m, 1500m, mile and 3000m events. At the 2023 AUS Track and Field Championships, he captured three medals—gold in both the 1500m and 3000m, and silver in the 4x400m relay. He went on to win a national bronze medal at the 2023 FFUN U SPORTS Track and Field Championships, presented by Discover Saskatoon—the first national medal in track and field for Saint Mary’s in 20 years.
“Andrew has been an Academic and Athletic leader from the day he walked through the doors of Saint Mary's University," said Kevin Heisler, the Huskies head coach in both cross country and track & field. “Andrew leads by example. He was captain of both the cross country and track & field teams and was the hardest working and most motivated athlete. He has been an excellent student-athlete at Saint Mary's and has developed into an even better person!”
Peverill is a five-time Academic All-Canadian, two-time Deans List honouree, and the 2022 Sobey’s MBA Scholarship award winner. He also won the 2019-20 Saint Mary’s President’s Award for outstanding academics and athletics. Peverill also added to his trophy case last month, as he was named the 2022-23 Saint Mary’s Huskies Male Athlete of the Year.
“Andrew Peverill's career at Saint Mary's University can be captured in his success in the sport of cross country and track & field, but this student-athlete is that and so much more. Andrew is an active leader on-campus through peer tutoring and being a member of our athletic council, while also giving back to the community by helping coach Sackville High School and serving on the volunteer board of directors of Athletics Nova Scotia,” noted Scott Gray, the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Saint Mary’s. “As a student-athlete, it truly amazes me how Andrew can be so successful on the track, the cross country course, in the classroom and in his community. It is my honour to nominate him for this prestigious award.”