Six McGillians off to China for World University Games



MONTREAL -- Steven Bielby, a swimmer from Pte. Claire, Que., and Redmen swim coach Peter Carpenter, are among six McGillians selected to represent Canada at the World University Summer Games in Shenzhen, China, Aug. 12-23.

It will be the second FISU Games for Bielby, a native of Pointe Claire, Que., who competed at the 2009 event in Belgrade, Serbia.

Other McGill students named include Olivier Babineau, a midfielder with the soccer Redmen. The 24-year-old graduate student in kinesiology and physical education hails from Moncton, N.B., and played his final year of eligibility for the Redmen in 2010-11. Simon Rousseau, a 20-year-old biology freshman from La Prairie, Que., is representing Canada in archery. Whitney Genoway and Jenna Crook, a pair of Regina natives, will play for the CIS national water polo team.

Genoway, who will serve as team captain at the Games, has been a long time member of the national squad. She won gold at the 2003 world junior championship in Calgary and silver at both, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2009 FINA world championships in Rome.


Earl Zukerman
McGill Athletics & Recreation