Bielby named RSEQ male athlete of the week



MONTREAL -- Steven Bielby, a member of the McGill swim team, has been named male athlete of the week by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, for the period ending Jan. 23, 2012.

Geneviève Cantin, a swimmer with the Laval Rouge et Or, won the nomination on the women's side.

It's the third Quebec selection for Bielby this season and the eighth McGill nomination to win the RSEQ weekly nomination this season.

A native of Pte. Claire, Que., who measures 5-foot-8 and 155 pounds, Bielby earned three gold medals, in addition to a silver and was named swimmer of the meet for the fourth time in as many meets this season, as McGill captured the men's division of the Quebec Cup swim meet in Quebec City, Saturday.

The 22-year-old electrical engineering senior racked up a meet-high 632 points on the FINA scale. He won the 400-metre freestyle (3:57.95), the 200 individual medley (2:05.16) and also contributed to a win in the 4x50 freestyle relay (1:35.58). A product of John Abbott College, he was also second in the 200 butterfly (2:04.14).

Previous RSEQ honorees from McGill this season include Bielby (Jan. 24, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15), hockey players Ann-Sophie Bettez (Jan. 17), Marc-Andre Dorion (Jan. 10) and Leslie Oles (Nov. 22), plus Gideon Balloch (rugby, Nov. 8) and Brianna Miller (rugby, Sept. 12).



Earl Zukerman

McGill Athletics & Recreation