A number of McGill varsity sports teams will be in action over the holidays. The only local events will be in basketball, with the Redmen suiting up for the Classique des Citadins tournament at UQAM and the Martlets playing at the Concordia-Reebok Invitational tourney. Both hockey teams will be out of town, along with the volleyball, track and swim teams.
Both of McGill's hockey and swim team are listed among the final CIS national rankings of the fall. The Top 10 will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
Swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., and hockey player Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., were among 19 bursary recipients from McGill to be honoured at the 25th annual Quebec Foundation for University Athletics awards gala, Wednesday.
Free admission is being offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to any McGill basketball, hockey or volleyball home game this weekend. This kicks of a two-day food drive for the Sun Youth Community Centre, an annual initiative of the McGill Varsity Council, a group that represents all varsity athletes on campus.
Peter Carpenter is among 43 individuals selected to receive a 2010 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards. Reporter John Meagher of The Gazette profiles the McGill swim coach.
Four McGill varsity teams find themselves in the CIS Top 10 national rankings this week including both hockey and swim teams.
Myriam Donato of Pointe Claire, Que., and Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 21, 2010.
Sophomore Myriam Donato, a butterfly and medley specialist from Pointe Claire, Que., sparked the McGill swim team to a stellar weekend in Halifax, as 17 members met the rigid qualifying standards to compete at the CIS national championships in Calgary next February. It was the single greatest number of qualifying performances at a meet in team history.