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Lavallee, Negulic highlight Team Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship

U SPORTS Staff

James Lavallee and Anna Negulic headline a group of seven student-athletes named to the Canadian roster for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship beginning Friday.

Both Lavallee and Negulic have paddling experience on the world stage, having represented Canada at the World Junior and U23 championships.

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Lavallee, a second-year student at the University of Manitoba, captured gold at the 2015 Canadian Trials on home soil in Montreal, qualifying for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships that year in Portugal. More recently, Lavalle, who is of Métis decent, won three medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, while also earning the Tom Longboat Award given to the male Aboriginal athlete of the year in Canada. Meanwhile, Negluic brought home four medals at last year’s Canada Summer Games after wearing the maple leaf at the World U23 Championships.

Several other members of Team Canada also have international paddling experience, ranging from the Pan-American Canoe-Kayak Junior Championships to the Junior Worlds.  

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The 2018 World University Canoe Sprint Championships are set for Aug. 10-12 in Szolnok, Hungary.

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TEAM CANADA ROSTER

 

First Name

Last Name

University

Program

Anna

Negulic

Dalhousie

Kinesiology

Hayley

Plante

Ryerson

Business Law

Emmanuelle

Guilbert

UQAM

Public Management

Jacob

Steele

Dalhousie

Chemical Engineering

James

Lavallee

Manitoba

General

Olivia

Denman

Saint Mary's

Anthropology

Keisha

Tomasik

Bishop’s

Sociology & Sports Studies

Team official: Mark Granger, Canoe-Kayak Canada