Georgian Grizzlies 44th annual athletic award winners
April 04, 2014

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Award winners, left to right: Co-Female Rookie of the Year Cory Pond, Male Rookie of the Year Teq Zwarych, Co-Female Rookie of the Year Chloe Wells, Female Athlete of Year Summer Bly, McKillican Trophy winner Maggie Tremblay, Male Athlete of the Year Colton Kalkanis, Howard/Belcourt Trophy winner Erin McClean.

The Georgian College Athletic Department held its 44th Annual Varsity Awards Banquet on April 3 at the Georgian Athletic Centre in Barrie. It was a celebration of the tremendous accomplishments of Georgian student athletes during the 2013-2014 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association season.

Georgian’s top athletes, both male and female, not only achieved remarkable success in their respected sports but also excelled in the classroom.

Men’s golfer Colton Kalkanis earned the Cloutier Cup as Georgian’s Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight year after another record-setting season. The Barrie native became the first men’s golfer to win back-to-back Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships. At the event back in October, Kalkanis set the all-time record for lowest score at the three-round championship and was the winner by an incredible 10 strokes. He also medalled at the OCAA Championship for the second straight year, earning a silver medal, and was named a CCAA All-Canadian for the second time.

Summer Bly returned to play women’s basketball at Georgian after a two-year absence and picked up right where she left off. Bly earned the Greer Trophy as Female Athlete of the Year for the second time, which she also earned in her last season in 2010-11. The Barrie native had a remarkable season in which she was fifth in the OCAA in scoring, first in rebounds, first in blocks and fifth in steals. She was named an OCAA first team all-star and the east division’s defensive player of the year.

Bly finishes her career as Georgian’s women’s basketball all-time leading scorer and sits fifth all-time in league history in scoring.

An incredible 29 student athletes received OCAA All-Academic Awards for achieving averages of at least 80 per cent or higher while also representing the college as varsity athletes. Both Kalkanis and Bly were also awarded the Academic and Athletic Excellence Award for their accomplishments both as top athletes and top students in their programs.

Other major award winners of the night included men’s basketball player Teq Zwarych (Whitby) who was named male rookie of the year along with women’s golfers Cory Pond (Simcoe) and Chloe Wells (Mississauga) who were named co-female rookies of the year. Women’s badminton star Maggie Tremblay (Rossport) was presented the McKillican Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Georgian Athletic Department and women’s volleyball veteran Erin McClean (Barrie) was presented with the Howard/Belcourt Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship, Dedication, Commitment, Attitude and Leadership.

Major award recipients

Male Athlete of the Year – Cloutier Cup

Colton Kalkanis – Golf

Kalkanis, a Barrie native became the first men’s golfer to win back-to-back Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships. At the event back in October, Kalkanis set the all-time record for lowest score at the three round championship and claimed the title by an incredible ten strokes. He earned a silver medal at the OCAA Championships and was named a CCAA All-Canadian and to the OCAA All Ontario team for the second straight year. He was also Georgian’s Male Athlete of the Year last season.

Female Athlete of the Year – Greer Trophy

Summer Bly – Basketball

Summer Bly returned to play women’s basketball at Georgian after a two-year absence and picked up right where she left off. Bly earned the Greer Trophy as Female Athlete of the Year for the second time, which she also earned in her last season in 2010-11. The Barrie native had a remarkable season in which she was fifth in the OCAA in scoring, first in rebounds, first in blocks and fifth in steals. She was named an OCAA first team all-star and the east division’s defensive player of the year.

Rookie of the Year Award

Female: Chloe Wells/Cory Pond – Golf

The duo of Chloe Wells (Mississauga) and Cory Pond (Simcoe) together earned a team bronze medal at the OCAA Championships which qualified them for CCAA Nationals where they earned the Fair Play Award at the event. Chloe Wells earned a silver medal at the OCAA Championship.

Male: Teq Zwarych – Basketball

Teq Zwarych (Whitby) made an immediate impact on the Grizzlies men’s basketball team this season. The rookie led the Grizzlies in points per game and rebounding this season while also being named the OCAA East Division Rookie of the Year, an OCAA East Division 2nd Team All-Star and a member of the OCAA East Division All Rookie Team

Howard/Belcourt Award

Erin McClean – Women’s Volleyball

The Howard/Belcourt Award is presented to an athlete who displays outstanding sportsmanship, dedication, commitment, attitude and leadership.

McClean (Barrie), a five-year veteran, had a tremendous season with the Grizzlies women’s volleyball team. She finished third in scoring on the team and was named to the Adidas Cup All-Star team, a tournament won by Georgian. Over the course of her career at Georgian, McClean was known as one of the hardest working athletes on the court and in the classroom and has always been well respected by her peers and her coaches.

McKillican Trophy

Maggie Tremblay – Badminton

The McKillican Trophy was established by Dr. Donald McKillican, a former director at Georgian College. The award is for outstanding contribution to the Athletic department by a student.

A member of the badminton team, Maggie Tremblay (Rossport) has had tremendous success while at Georgian. She has earned the OCAA All-Academic Award in all three of her years at Georgian and won a silver medal in mixed doubles at the OCAA Championships this season. She has represented the Grizzlies the last two years at the Nationals. Tremblay became a leader on the badminton team this season and has always shown tremendous dedication to her sport and her teammates. On top of excelling on the court and in the classroom, Tremblay has been a valuable member of the staff at Georgian’s Athletic Centre.

Academic and Athletic Excellence Award

Female: Summer Bly – Basketball

Returning to Georgian this year to earn an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Human Resources, Bly was on the dean’s list in the fall semester and earned SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian honours. On the court she was an OCAA first team all-star and the OCAA east division defensive player of the year.

Male: Colton Kalkanis – Golf

Kalkanis put together a record-setting season on the golf course but also matched those achievements in the classroom. The Golf Facilities Operations Management student was a member of the dean’s list and was recognized for his achievements with the SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian award. He is the only male golfer to repeat as national champion in two consecutive years.

Team Most Valuable Player Awards

Badminton (F) – Maggie Tremblay

Badminton (M) – Ethan Zhou

Women’s Basketball – Summer Bly

Men’s Basketball – Justin Mitchell

Cross-country Running (F) – Serafima Stilman

Cross-country Running (M) – Ryan Fennell

Golf (M) – Colton Kalkanis

Golf (F) – Cory Pond

Women’s Indoor Soccer – Jackie Webster

Men’s Indoor Soccer – Gavin deGroot

Men’s Rugby – Austin St. Amant

Women’s Volleyball – Hannah Campbell

Men’s Volleyball – Jason Grimm

OCAA All-Academic Award

The OCAA All-Academic Award is for students who have achieved combined excellence in academics and athletics. At Georgian, students must achieve an average of 80 per cent or higher in the classroom and be a member of one of our 13 varsity teams.

Arshdeep Aujla – Men’s Badminton

Summer Bly – Women’s Basketball *SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian

Kelsey Buckley – Women’s Volleyball

Justin Burke – Men’s Volleyball

Jazmyn Canning – Women’s Basketball

Ryan Chan – Men’s Cross-country

Kayla Desroches – Women’s Cross-country

Jacob Edwards – Men’s Volleyball

Will Gormaly – Men’s Indoor Soccer

Catherine Guerten – Women’s Cross-country

Matt Jelley – Men’s Cross-country

Colton Kalkanis – Men’s Golf *SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian

Matthew Kerr – Men’s Volleyball

Chad Kuiack – Men’s Volleyball

Renata Lindrop – Women’s Volleyball

Evan Lynch – Men’s Cross Country

Erin McClean – Women’s Volleyball

Josh Milligan – Men’s Badminton

Ryan Moriarty – Men’s Volleyball

Michelle Nielsen – Women’s Indoor Soccer

Emily Rosborough – Women’s Badminton

Robert Simpson-Spook – Men’s Cross Country

Amanda Smith – Women’s Volleyball

Lyndon Sonego – Men’s Volleyball

Maggie Tremblay – Women’s Badminton *SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian

Morgan Walkem – Women’s Indoor Soccer

Thomas Waver – Men’s Rugby

Samantha West – Women’s Cross-country

Emanuel Vasiliev – Men’s Indoor Soccer