Though organized by a former Olympian, the second annual High Performance Camp for Aboriginal students focused on much more than sports.
BCom student Jennifer Heil won the World Cup event in Naeba, Japan, on February 11, 2005, that clinched her second straight overall women's moguls championship. In 2004, she won the Crystal Globe, becoming Canada's first freestyle moguls World Cup champion. In the 2001-2002 season, Jennifer won 3 World Cup medals, including her first ever World Cup win in Inawashiro, Japan. Jennifer is working hard in preparation for the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, and will be only 26 years old going into the 2010 Olympics in Whistler.
Kim St-Pierre has become the first female athlete and the second graduate from McGill University to win a pair of Olympic gold medals.
McGill chancellor Dick Pound and Martlets head coach Peter Smith will be winging their way to Italy to take part in the 2006 Turin Olympics.
This spring, Mike Babcock became the second former McGill University hockey player — and the first since Lester Patrick in 1937 — to coach in the Stanley Cup finals, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in seven games.
Disgraced a year ago, the playoff-bound McGill Redmen football team are making headlines for all the right reasons this season.
Rugby Martlets bomb Bishop's 66-0 in semifinal; Redmen stun Sherbrooke 56-10, extend undefeated streak to 25.
Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.
A freshman and a fifth-year senior stole the show at the 28th annual McGill intercollegiate awards gala held at the McGill Sports Centre Thursday. Mathieu Poitras of Gatineau, Que., and Danielle Day of Ile Bizard, Que., received the D. Stuart Forbes and Gladys Bean trophies, respectively, as the student-athletes who have brought the most credit to the University by reason of their athletic achievements.
McGill's Jennifer Thomson, a 5-foot-7 power hitter from Rosemere, Que., has been named Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year in women's volleyball. She was one of numerous honorees announced at the Husky All-Canadian awards dinner held at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Wednesday.