Varsity Athletic Banquet Thursday April 12, 2012
April 19, 2012

Major Award Recipients


Male Athlete of the Year, Shane Rowe with Bob Greer

Shane Rowe with Bob Greer

Male Athlete of the Year – Cloutier Cup3

Shane Rowe – Basketball

Rowe, a 6’2 forward majoring in Business, enjoyed an outstanding season leading the men’s basketball team to its first appearance at the OCAA Provincials since 2006. The Barrie native earned OCAA East first-team all-star honours while averaging double figures in both points (22.6) and rebounds (14.6), leading the country in rebounding and finishing sixth in scoring. At the OCAA Provincials he was named to the all-tournament team, averaging 24 points and 11.6 rebounds in 3 games, helping his team to a quarter-final win over the Sheridan Bruins. Rowe was an all-star at the George Brown Invitational in January and was named OCAA male basketball athlete of the week on November 29.


Female Athlete of the Year, Jasmine Paton with Katie Ferguson

Jasmine Paton with Katie Ferguson

Female Athlete of the Year – Greer Trophy

Jasmine Paton – Golf

Paton was a member of the women’s golf team that wone a silver medal at the CCAA National Champtionships held in Prince Edward Island. She also picked up a silver medal in the team competition at the OCAA Provincial Championships.

Individually the Ottawa resident earned her second consecutive bronze medal at the OCAA Championships and placed tenth at the nationals.

The Professional Golf Management student also finished in third place at the Niagara Invitational in September.


Rookies Mackenzie Roy and Steve Sasseville

Mackenzie Roy and Steve Sasseville

Rookie of the Year Award

Female: Mackenzie Roy – Volleyball
Roy, a 5’7 setter from Barrie, moved into the starting line-up in late November and helped her team earn a berth to the OCAA Provincial Championships. The Grizzlies were 10- with her in the starting line-up and finished the season in third place with a 14-6 record. The Police Foundations student led her team in service aces with 42, including a season-high 7 against George Brown.

Male: Steve Sasseville – Rugby
Sasseville, a Police Foundations student from Orillia, is an intense competitor when attacking with the ball or defending. The winger was named OCAA rookie of the year and earned a spot on the OCAA all-star team. His consistent ability to tackle under pressure, often against larger opponents, has gained him respect and praise from his teammates and opponents.


Howard/Belcourt Award winner Mike Hammond with Michele McConney

Mike Hammond with Michele McConney

Howard/Belcourt Award

Mike Hammond – Men’s Volleyball

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

Hammond, a fifth-year student from Barrie, helped to lead the men’s volleyball team to a turnaround season. After finishing 5-13 last year, the Grizzlies earned a playoff berth with a 13-7 campaign as Hammond used his presence and leadership skills on the practice and game court to help inspire and motivate his young teammates. The Fine Arts student was named a first-team OCAA East all star, finishing third in the OCAA in scoring at 4.5 points per game.


McKillican Trophy Jordan Riley with Vicki Gray

Jordan Riley with Vicki Gray

McKillican Trophy

Jordan Riley – Student Athletic Association

The McKillican Trophy was established by Dr. Donald McKillican a former Student Service Director at Georgian College. The award is for outstanding contribution to the Athletic Department by a student.
Riley was an invaluable member of the Student Athletic Association, serving as the marketing coordinator, promoting Georgian athletics on and off-campus. He also performed as “Growler”, the Georgian Grizzly mascot, helping to increase school spirit at campus and community events throughout the year. In addition, the Hospitality and Tourism student worked as a customer service representative and a climbing wall employee at the Georgian Athletic and Fitness Centre.

Team Most Valuable Player Awards

Badminton (F) – Rebecca Trischler
Badminton (M) – Trevor Neville
Women’s Basketball – Danielle Horvat
Men’s Basketball – Shane Rowe
Cross Country Running (F) – Jessica Shaw
Cross Country Running (M) – Jay Harris
Golf (M) – Eric Adamo
Golf (F) – Jasmine Paton
Women’s Indoor Soccer – Bryn Davis
Men’s Indoor Soccer – Mark Laskoski
Men’s Rugby – Chris Wood
Women’s Volleyball – Natalie Buck
Men’s Volleyball – Mike Hammond

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% or higher in the classroom and be a member of one of our 13 varsity teams.

Chris Jackson – Men’s Volleyball
Roxanne McAneney – Women’s Volleyball
Mackenzie Roy – Women’s Volleyball
Frank Giacomelli – Men’s Golf
Sydney Bakker – Women’s Basketball
Stephanie Moreau – Women’s Cross Country
Carolyn Schaerer – Women’s Cross Country
Jay Harris – Men’s Cross Country
Christopher Tomlinson – Men’s Cross Country
Brandon Whetham – Men’s Cross Country
Logan Dayus – Men’s Badminton
Andrew Hill – Men’s Badminton
Maggie Tremblay – Women’s Badminton
Ziying Yang – Women’s Badminton
Yanling Zhang – Women’s Badminton
Perry Coldrick – Men’s Rugby
Nicolas Deruyte – Men’s Rugby
Austin Hunt – Men’s Rugby
Adam Love – Men’s Rugby
Jeremy Reath – Men’s Rugby
Michael Tepera – Men’s Rugby
Jesse Twigg – Men’s Rugby
Nathalie Desjardins – Women’s Indoor Soccer
Alanna Homenuk – Women’s Indoor Soccer
Brittany Leclair – Women’s Indoor Soccer
Erica Sinclair – Women’s Indoor Soccer