King’s student athletes, along with their fellow King’s community members, have demonstrated tremendous resilience this year, something that has been evident each day in their actions and in their outlook. It should be a great source of pride for all of us that we followed COVID-19 protocols, made adjustments, and trained all year! We even got some games in!
This “Celebration of Excellence” honours those who have achieved high levels academically and those who are finishing their time with us and who will soon graduate and move on to new life experiences.
To all of you, even if you are not personally recognized, please know we are so proud of everyone!
Congratulations to the following varsity athletes, who earned a GPA 3.7 or higher (based on first term grades).
|Connor Adsett||Victoria Iatrou|
|Dylan Aleck||Olivia Izsak|
|Aidan Badcock||Noah Lawless|
|Brenna Bagnell||Faye Little|
|Jenna Bain||Kallie MacKinnon|
|Brendan Balcom||Ethan Merlin|
|Nick Brady||Liam Morrison|
|Eliza Burroughs||Sian Nielsen|
|Amy Carey||Chloe Oxner|
|Lucy Carolan||Adrianne Proudfoot|
|Dara Carr||Lindsey Puddicombe|
|Travis Devonport||Naomi Puddicombe|
|Larissa Dean||Grace Rix|
|Anna Dugandzic||Hassan Sadek|
|Luke Dyment||Taylor Saunders|
|Emma Garagan||Alex Soyko|
|Kayleigh Garland||Ian Thomson-McKinnon|
|Jack Gillies||Sophia Tonks|
|Shikha Gupta||Claire Traynor|
|Lydia Hanson||Mali Triger|
|Sophie Harriman||Dimitra Tsimiklis|
|Leah Hartlen||Emma Wilson|
|Kiana Higuchi||Lily Wright|
Awarded to the students who have achieved the highest grade among varsity athletes (first term grades)
Anna Dugandzic, Women’s Soccer
First year Bachelor of Science student from Halifax, NS (Citadel High School)
Ethan Merlin, Men’s Basketball
Third year Bachelor of Science student from Sydney River, NS (Riverview High School)
On behalf of King’s and the Athletic Department along with volleyball players we thank Raeesa for her tremendous accomplishments bring the program to a semi-final appearance in 2019-20 and building a solid foundation for the future!
We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and know that she will be missed by all of us.
We are especially proud of our graduating student-athletes, though it must be acknowledged that this pride is also mixed with some regret, as we did not get our competitive seasons this year. Being with your King’s team and family was an important part of your lives for the past three or four years and we are so proud that you returned in such high numbers to be with your teams in this final year, in true Blue Devils fashion! This meant so much to all of us; younger players in particular will benefit greatly, because you have shown them a first-hand example of how to support your team in good times and bad.
We are proud of how well all of you represented us this year. In response to the tremendous uncertainly of this year, you have provided an example to future students, showing them that not even a pandemic can dampen the spirits of Blue Devils. I have no doubt that, led by your example, we will come out a lot stronger on the other side. Thank you to all who have come to practice, lived with us on and off campus, and trusted us to deliver the best possible program we could during these unprecedented times!
|Women’s Soccer||Lydia Hanson|
|Men’s Soccer||Brendan Balcom|
|Kenedy Usenobong Udofa|
|Women’s Basketball||Claire Hickman|
|Men’s Basketball||Ilyas Kurbanov|
|Women’s Rugby||Makaela DeClute|
|Men’s Rugby||Connor Adsett|
|Women’s Volleyball||Abby Hourigan|