McGill swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., hauled in four awards totaling $4,000 and the hockey Martlets were named Quebec women's team of the year at the 24th annual Quebec Foundation for University Athletics gala, held at the Mortagne hotel in Boucherville, Tuesday. McGill ranked third among all institutions with a combined 11 bursary recipients for $25,500.
Canada Basketball has appointed McGill University head coach David DeAveiro to lead the 2012 men's national cadet team, an under-17 squad currently ranked fifth in the world in the FIBA boy's world rankings.
Three members of the McGill Redmen were honoured as the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec announced its all-stars and major award winners in men's university basketball. Karim Sy-Morissette of Montreal and Tristan Renaud-Tremblay of Terrebonne, Que., merited berths on the first and second all-conference teams, respectively, while Vincent Dufort, from Smiths Falls, Ont., made the all-rookie squad.
Gregory Saint-Amand connected for a "double-double" with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded UQAM Citadins upset No.2-McGill in a Quebec men's basketball sudden-death semifinal game at Love Competition Hall Wednesday. Karim Sy-Morissette scored 20 in a losing cause for the Redmen, who were hosting their fist playoff game in a decade.
It will go down as the busiest playoff week in McGill sporting history this week as the University could be hosting as many as eight playoff games in a six-day span.
The McGill men's hockey team remain the No.2 team in the CIS men's hockey rankings this week. UNB, the reigning national champions, top the for the 13th time in 16 polls this season, and for the third week in a row.
A strong second-half run propelled McGill to a 67-58 victory over the Bishop's Gaiters in CIS men's basketball at Love Competition Hall, Thursday. McGill turned a 42-39 deficit into a 53-42 lead as they scored 14 unanswered points over a four-minute span that straddled the third and fourth quarters. A pair of three-point plays, by Te'Jour Riley and Nicolas Langley, keyed the McGill run.