Swimming (M) news
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.
HALIFAX, NS -- The McGill swim team has gotten off to a great start after the preliminaries at the two-day AUS intercollegiate meet in Halifax, Saturday. Seven members of the team have surpassed the qualifying standard for the CIS championships in February, with many others right on the doorstep heading into the finals tonight.
Peter Carpenter, head coach of the McGill swim team and McGill graduate Mike Babcock, bench boss of the Detroit Red Wings, are among 43 individuals who have been selected to receive a 2010 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award, given annually to recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships and/or the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Oubliez le stéréotype du nageur format géant: Steven Bielby ne mesure que 5'8'', mais il compense largement par sa compétitivité. Étudiant de troisième année en génie électrique, il a récolté sept médailles, dont quatre d'or, en deux participations aux Championnats universitaires canadiens.
Four McGill teams are among the CIS national Top 10 national rankings this week. The University's undefeated women's and men's hockey teams remain ranked at No.1 and No.2, respectively. Two new kids have moved on the block, with the Redmen swim team and the Martlet volleyball squad both earning a ninth-place spot in their respective sports.
Motivated by the plight of one of their own, the McGill swim team is raising money for breast cancer research.
Valerie Grand'Maison of Fleurimont, Que., won gold, silver and bronze medals as McGill placed third of five teams in women's division of the first Quebec Cup swim meet of the season, Friday. On the men's side, Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., scored three silvers as the Redmen also finished third.
Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., a 21-year-old electrical engineering honours student with the McGill University men's swim team, has been named as one of the 2010 Desjardins CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians.
Former Olympic swimmer Richard Pound, who went on to a lengthy administrative career with the International Olympic Committee, headlines a new cast of six inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, Thursday, bringing the list of honoured members to 101 since the pantheon opened in 1996. The induction luncheon officially kicks off the University's Homecoming Week celebrations.
Canadian Olympian Dick Pound is among six new inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. The long-time Montreal tax lawyer was born in St. Catharines, Ont., on March 22, 1942. A star swimmer with the McGill University Redmen from 1958 to 1962, he established school records in every freestyle event, winning three Canadian intercollegiate gold medals in both his sophomore and senior years.
Former Olympic swimmer Richard Pound, who went on to a lengthy administrative career with the International Olympic Committee, headlines a new cast of six inductees announced for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 101 since the pantheon opened in 1996.
Pointe Claire swimmer Steven Bielby recently won three major trophies at the Friends of McGill Swimming awards gala. The 20-year-old electrical engineering student was named team MVP in addition to receiving the Redmen performance-of-the-year award for his record-breaking swim in the 400 individual medley at the CIS championship meet.
Steven Bielby, a sophomore sensation from Pointe Claire, Que., won three major trophies at the Friends of McGill Swimming awards gala, held at the Montreal Athletic Association on April 16.
Hockey players Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 33rd annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the AMC Forum, Thursday.