Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., and Marie-Andrée Leclerc-Auger of Sherbrooke, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 22, 2009.
Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., smashed both McGill and Quebec university records en route to capturing gold in the 400-metre individual medley at the CIS swim championships in Vancouver, Thursday.
Four members of the McGill Redmen swim team have earned all-conference honours. Diego Pessoa of Brazil was named along with teammates Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., Samuel Thrall of Oakville, Ont., and Sean Bell of Barrie, Ont.
McGill’s Steven Bielby, a 19-year-old electrical engineering freshman from Pointe Claire, Que., won three gold medals and three silvers to capture both, conference rookie-of-the-year and athlete-of-the-year honours at the Quebec university swim championships hosted by McGill over the weekend.
The McGill swim team spent the weekend south of the border with a pair of dual meets against Ivy League teams at Yale in New Haven, Conn., and Brown in Providence, Rhode Island.
Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., won two gold medals and a silver as the McGill Redmen finished third at the second Quebec Cup swim meet of the season, held in Quebec City, Saturday.
Team captain Danielle Hetherington, a backstroke and individual medley specialist from Richmond Hill, Ont., won two silver medals and a pair of bronzes as the McGill Martlets finished second of five teams at the third Quebec Cup swim meet of the season on Saturday in Trois-Rivières.
McGill freshmen Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., won two events and Leanne Roach of Riverview, N.B., captured one as McGill finished second at the season-opening Quebec Cup university swim meet, a two-day event held in Sherbrooke over the weekend.