Kevin O'Neill, BEd'79, has had a love affair with basketball since his time with the Redmen at McGill. Now he's in the shark tank of NBA coaching.
Who says you can't be a great student and a great jock at the same time? Okay, it's true that most of us can't -- but, as it happens, a whole lot of McGill students excel in both. In fact, last year McGill set a new national record by racking up 147 All-Canadians.
Seven inductees, including one woman and a team, were enshrined in the McGill Sports Hall of Fame Thursday, increasing the total number of honorees to 66 since the Hall opened in 1996.
Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.
BCom student Jennifer Heil won the World Cup event in Naeba, Japan, on February 11, 2005, that clinched her second straight overall women's moguls championship. In 2004, she won the Crystal Globe, becoming Canada's first freestyle moguls World Cup champion. In the 2001-2002 season, Jennifer won 3 World Cup medals, including her first ever World Cup win in Inawashiro, Japan. Jennifer is working hard in preparation for the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, and will be only 26 years old going into the 2010 Olympics in Whistler.
Kim St-Pierre has become the first female athlete and the second graduate from McGill University to win a pair of Olympic gold medals.