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The McGill University men's hockey team, which captured their first-ever CIS national title in March, finally received their much-awaited championship rings in a ceremony held at McConnell Arena's Alumni Lounge, Tuesday.
The McGill University women's soccer team opened their 61st season with a scoreless draw in exhibition play against the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the nation's capital, Monday. The Martlets have less than 24 hours to prepare for their own home opener as they will host the University of Windsor Lancers at Molson Stadium, Tuesday. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Reggie Spencer of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, scored 14 points as the NCAA's Northeastern University Huskies defeated McGill 80-66 in men's basketball at Love Competition Hall, Sunday. Two other Huskies reached double figures in scoring, with Joel Smith notching 11 points and Quincy Ford collecting 10. Nicolas Langley, a senior from Golden, B.C., tallied 14 for the Redmen, who opened their 112th seaso
Brandi Brown of Pomona, Calif., scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Youngstown State Penguins outgunned McGill 71-54 in women's basketball before 150 at Love Competition Hall, Friday. It marked the earliest season opener ever for the undermanned Martlets, the defending Quebec conference champions who are in their 91st season and only dressed 10 players.
The college basketball season gets an early start this weekend, when McGill plays host to a number of NCAA teams. In women's hoops, the Martlets will open their 91st season by hosting Youngstown State on Friday. In men's action, the Redmen open their 112th campaign by hosting Northeastern on Sunday and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Runnin' Rebels on Tuesday.
Jo-Annie Fortin, a 21-year-old psychology freshman at McGill University, finished fourth with the Canadian synchronized swim squad in the team routine final at the Olympics, Friday. Fortin, a Montrealer, had the best finish of the six McGillians that competed at the London Games. Ten other McGill grads served at the Games as coaches or administrators.
Jo-Annie Fortin, a Montreal native who is a psychology freshman at McGill University, made her Olympic debut Thursday in the synchronized swimming team event, where Canada sits a disappointing fourth after the opening round with a score of 94.4 points out of a possible 100 for their technical swim.
It was a tough day at the office for wrestler Martine Dugrenier at the Olympic Games, Wednesday. The McGill University graduate finished fifth overall
Derek O'Farrell and Doug Vandor, both of whom got their start in a novice boat with the McGill University rowing team, finished ninth and 14th in their respective events at the Summer Olympics, Saturday.
Victoria Poon of LaSalle, Que., was 15th in the women's 50-metre freestyle semifinals, Friday, and did not advance to the medal round at the Summer Olympics. The 24-year-old who swam for McGill University in 2005-06, was clocked in 25.17 seconds after qualifying in 25.15 during her preliminary heat. Her morning time was just 0.15 seconds off the Canadian record set by Jennifer Beckberger in 2009
Two McGill University grads -- rower Derek O'Farrell and beach volleyballer Marie-Andrée Lessard -- were knocked out of medal contention on Day 6 at the Olympics, Thursday. O'Farrell and his crew finished fifth in a men's fours semifinal heat and the Canadian boat has been relegated to Saturday's consolation final. Lessard and her teammate were bounced out of the Games after a 2-1 loss to It
It may have been a shiny "Triple Medal Tuesday" for Canada at the Summer Olympics but it was a dreary day for a couple of McGill University graduates. Doug Vandor had his medal hopes dashed after a fourth-place finish in the repechage with the Canadian men's lightweight double sculls. Elsewhere, in beach volleyball, McGill grad Marie-Andrée Lessard lost 2-1 to Russia in a preliminary round matc
Derek O’Farrell, a former McGill University rower from Montreal, helped the Canadian men’s heavyweight four to finish third in their heat, Monday, advancing to the semifinal round at the Olympic Games.
It has been a less than stellar debut for McGill's Olympians at the Summer Games in London. In rowing, Doug Vandor of Dewittville, Que., placed third in the opening heat of the men's lightweight double sculls, Sunday. Meanwhile, in women's beach volleyball, McGill grad Marie-Andrée Lessard of LaSalle, Que., lost 2-1 in her pairs preliminary opener to Britain.
Former McGill University swimmer Victoria Poon of LaSalle, Que., finished fifth in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay (3:39.60) at the Summer Olympics on Saturday.Rowers Douglas Vandor of Dewittville, Que., and Derek O'Farrell of Montreal - who both got their start in a McGill novice boat - are slated to make their Olympic debut at the Summer Games on Sunday and Monday, respectively.