Valérie Grand’Maison, a member of the McGill women's swim team, and Peter Carpenter, her head coach with the Martlets, will take part in the Opening Ceremonies at the Paralympic Games in London today. Another McGillian serving in an official capacity at the Games is Alison Korn, a former McGill basketball player and rower, who is part of the Team Canada mission staff in the capacity of press chief
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.
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
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.
Swimmer Carol Chiang is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
The late Air Vice-Marshall Frank McGill is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. Once referred to by The Canadian Press as "a hazel-eyed superman", McGill was also inducted to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1959 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1965.
The 1962 McGill Redmen football team, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their magical Yates Cup league championship this fall, headlines a new cast of five inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 112 since the pantheon opened in 1996.
McGill took home 18 of 84 bursaries handed out at the 26th annual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala, Wednesday, as a combined total of $189,750 was doled out to worthy student-athletes from nine Quebec universities. McGillians won five of the 11 major categories, sweeping both academic excellence prizes and both athletic excellence awards.
McGill swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., hauled in four awards totaling $4,000 and the hockey Martlets were named Quebec women's team of the year at the 24th annual Quebec Foundation for University Athletics gala, held at the Mortagne hotel in Boucherville, Tuesday. McGill ranked third among all institutions with a combined 11 bursary recipients for $25,500.