McGill swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., was named male athlete of the year at the Quebec university championships over the weekend. The 21-year-old electrical engineering junior won three gold medals and a pair of silvers to lead all McGill swimmers at the two-day meet, held at the Université de Montréal’s CEPSUM pool.
Four McGill teams are ranked among the CIS Top 10 national rankings this week, including women's hockey (No.1), men's hockey (2), Redmen swimming (10) and Martlet basketball (10), which has cracked the Top 10 for the first time in 14 years.
Three McGill teams remain ranked in the CIS Top 10 this week, including women hockey at No.1, men's hockey at No.2 and men's swimming has slipped one spot coming in at No. 10.
Sophomore Myriam Donato, a butterfly and individual medley specialist from Pointe Claire, Que., led all McGill swimmers with three podium finishes, including a silver and two bronze medals at the fourth Quebec Cup university meet of the season, held at McGill's Memorial pool, Saturday.
McGill will host the fourth Quebec Cup swim meet on Saturday afternoon at Memorial pool in the Currie Gym. Admission is free of charge and it is the team's only major meet at home as the season winds down for the league championships.
Three McGill teams remain in the CIS Top 10 national rankings this week, including the No.1-ranked hockey Martlets, the No.2-hockey Redmen and the No.9 Redmen swim team.
Rayven Snodgrass of Calgary and Pierre-Alexandre Renaud of Laval, Que., both freshmen on the McGill swim team, have met the rigid qualifying standard for the CIS championships as McGill finished third in both the men's and women's divisions at the third Quebec Cup swim meet, Saturday. They are among 21 McGill swimmers who have now qualified to compete at the Nationals in Calgary, Feb. 24-26.