Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.2

September 29, 2005


Wrestler named top athletics student

Nine varsity athletes with outstanding academics

Athletic Department

Tyler Marghetis is in mathematics, with a minor in philosophy, and has a 4.07 GPA.

Tyler Marghetis is in mathematics, with a minor in philosophy, and has a 4.07 GPA.

Photo by Shana Jean

Concordia wrestler Tyler Marghetis was named one of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2004-05 season.

Every year, a growing number of CIS student-athletes are recognized as academic all-Canadians, having maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 80 per cent or better over the academic year while playing on one of their university’s varsity teams.

In 2004-05, more than 2,000 student athletes achieved this status. Among these, one female and one male from each CIS regional association were selected as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians.

Marghetis, along with McGill University soccer player Danielle Day, were named the top student athletes from the Quebec Student Sports Federation.

Wrestling golds

A 21-year-old native of Ottawa, Tyler Marghetis captured his second consecutive individual gold medal at the CIS wrestling championship last winter in the 76-kilogram category and went on to represent Canada at the 2005 Summer World University Games in Turkey.

In his rookie university season in 2002-03, he had already claimed a silver medal at the CIS nationals.

A pure and applied mathematics major with a minor in philosophy, Marghetis maintained a 4.07 GPA (out of 4.30) in 2004-05 to earn a place on the Dean’s List and the President’s Academic Award.

Each member of the CIS Top 8 receives a Tissot watch as well as a gift of $500.

Nine Stingers

In all, nine Stinger athletes were named CIS academic all-Canadians. Concordia University considers a 3.7 GPA out of 4.3 the academic all-Canadian standard.

The other eight are: Emilie Ruel, who plays women’s basketball and is in a Linguistics program; women’s hockey players Andrea Dolan, who studies Political Science, Meggy Hatin-Leveillée, in Psychology, and Patrice Thériault, who is in Finance; rugby player Marnie Augello, who studies Sociology; soccer players Vanessa O’Bree , in Management, and Chris Huggins, in Psychology; and wrestler Anthony Ronci, who is in a program in Industrial Engineering.