by John Austen
Concordia handed out lots of hardware on April 2, as excellence in athletics
was lauded at the annual awards banquet. Leading the pack were Marie-Claude
Allard and Martine Dugrenier, who were named co-winners of the Female
Athlete of the Year Award; and Chris Page, who took Male Athlete of the
Allard was the captain of the womens hockey team and a striker
with the womens soccer team. She is a two-time CIS All-Canadian
in hockey and an Academic All-Canadian. She led the QSSF hockey conference
in scoring and was named to the QSSF all-star team. This gregarious athlete
was the leading scorer on the soccer team, with nine goals.
Dugrenier, a wrestler, is also a CIS All-Canadian and is ranked No. 2
in North America and No. 1 in the CIS at 70 kilos. This past year she
compiled a record of 26 wins and three losses. She won eight of nine meets
she competed in. She is currently training for the national championships,
which will be held in May and hopes to represent Canada at the World Championship
this September in New York City. She was also a co-winner of this award
The Denise Beaudet Award went to Sue Kaye of the womens hockey
team. This award is presented to the female athlete who has shown the
same traits leadership, unselfishness and commitment that
were displayed by Beaudet, a player who died in a car accident in 1985.
Kaye is a superb athlete with a lot of spirit and a true love for the
game. She is a two-time All-Canadian and a three-time Quebec conference
all-star. She is also considered one of the top 10 defenders in Canada
and attended the Canadian national team training camp last January.
Other major award winners include: Tyler Marghetis (wrest-ling), as Male
Rookie of the Year; Shannon Ransom (soccer), as Female Rookie of the Year;
and Chris Wilcox (mens hockey), as a student athlete who has successfully
overcome adversity through hard work, commitment and dedication.