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Hurricanes excel in sport and in the classroom

June 29, 2018

CHARLOTTETOWN – In addition to a strong year of competition, 2017-18 was another banner year in the classroom for the Holland Hurricanes.

Fifty-six Hurricanes student-athletes who participated in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) competition this season were nominated for the CCAA National Scholar-Athlete Award, matching the school’s total from the 2016-17 season.

Meanwhile, an additional 47 student-athletes who participated in football, hockey, dance, and cheerleading were recognized with Hurricanes Scholar awards.

“Our athletics program strives to attract student-athletes who can balance academics with the demands of their sport,” said Albert Roche, Holland College’s director of athletics and recreation. “We are extremely proud of their academic achievements and their commitment to success in the classroom and in competition.

“These student-athletes significantly enhance our reputation as a school that values academic excellence in our program.”

To qualify as a CCAA National Scholar-Athlete or a Hurricanes Scholar, a student-athlete must be in full-time studies for the entire academic year, achieving an average of 80 per cent or higher.

For the fourth consecutive year, Holland College has also received the CCAA Academic All-Canadian Recognition Award, leading the nation with 12 Academic All-Canadians, who combined their academic excellence with a selection on their respective All-Conference teams.

The Hurricanes also recognize the male and female student-athlete with the highest average in CCAA sports with awards of distinction.

Ponoka, Alta.’s Daria Leidenius is Holland College’s top female student-athlete, as the ACAA champion in women’s golf posted a 94.7 per cent average while studying Golf Club Management at Holland College.

Meanwhile, David Cozens is the top male student-athlete, as the second-year Accounting Technology student from Cornwall, P.E.I. earned a 99 per cent average while competing for the Hurricanes badminton team.

Finally, the men’s football Hurricanes are once again the Hurricanes Academic Team of the Year, leading the way with 21 Hurricane Scholars, up from the 17 they posted last season.

Below is the full list of CCAA National Scholar-Athletes and Hurricane Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year.

Student Program Sport
Abubakar, Abdulganiyu Plumbing Men’s Soccer
Aiello, Riley Business Administration Men’s Football
Archibald, Nathan Primary Care Paramedicine Men’s Volleyball
Arsenault, Brett Plumbing Men’s Football
Banks, Tanner Energy Systems Engineering Technology Men’s Baseball
Barlow, Matthew Business Administration Badminton and Men’s Baseball
Belliveau, Sally Sport & Leisure Management Dance
Bevan, Brad General Machinist Men’s Football
Blanchard, Sophia Business Administration Women’s Basketball
Bowden, Chase Accounting Technology Men’s Basketball
Brennan, MacKenzie Golf Club Management Men’s Golf
Brown, Brittany IHOS Cross Country Running
Burton, Courtney Tourism & Travel Management Cheer
Butler, Brett Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Volleyball
Campbell, Mackenzie Welding Men’s Football
Castle, Luke Commercial Diving Men’s Football
Champoux, Josee Music Performance Dance
Cheverie, Isaac Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Basketball
Clark, Brooklyn Resident Care Worker Women’s Soccer
Clarke, Ryan Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Football
Compton, Spencer Business Administration Men’s Golf
Cooper, Jonathon Correctional Officer Men’s Baseball
Cote-Genereux, Guillaume Golf Club Management Men’s Golf
Cozens, David Accounting Technology Badminton
Craswell, Kendra Dental Assisting Women’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer
Crowe, Brady Business Administration Men’s Football
Curley, Brianne Practical Nursing Ringette
de Souza, Andre Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Volleyball
Drake, Katherine Photography Women’s Soccer
Dunn, Katelyn Pastry Arts Women’s Soccer / Women’s Hockey
Ellands, Brittany Sport & Leisure Management Women’s Volleyball
Ellison, Harrison Electrical Men’s Soccer
Feaster, Joshua Welding Men’s Football
Ferguson, Elkanah Tourism & Travel Management Men’s Football
Francois, Agwell Construction Technology Dance
Gerbig, Samantha Sport & Leisure Management Women’s Volleyball
Getson, Jesse Welding Men’s Football
Goodman, Eleazar Electronics Engineering Technology Men’s Basketball
Gosse, Zach Plumbing Men’s Baseball
Greene, Milo (Davian Lees) IHOS Dance
Hampel, Jacob Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Football
Handrahan, Brayden Carpentry Men’s Baseball
Henry, Andrew Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Soccer
Higgins, Samantha Accounting Technology Women’s Hockey
Hill, Duncan Energy Systems Engineering Technology Men’s Football
Hughes, Emma Pastry Arts Badminton
Hull, Tristen Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Football
Johnson, Philicia Sport & Leisure Management Women’s Volleyball
Johnston, Keith Business Administration Men’s Volleyball
Joudrey, Emma Practical Nursing Women’s Volleyball
Keith, Connor Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Soccer
Kerbler, Lisa Maria IHOS Cross Country Running
Koughan, Kailey Human Services Women’s Hockey
Koughan, Mackenzie Human Services Women’s Hockey
Lantsova, Anastasia Music Performance Dance
Lapointe, Marcus Business Administration Men’s Volleyball
LeBlanc, Megan Business Administration Women’s Volleyball
Lee, Bronson Correctional Officer Men’s Football
Leidenius, Daria Golf Club Management Women’s Golf
MacDonald, Chantel Dental Assisting Cheer
MacDonald, Jeff Construction Technology Men’s Volleyball
MacInnis, Ethan Primary Care Paramedicine Men’s Soccer
MacIsaac, Ryne Business Administration Men’s Baseball
MacIsaac, Sarah Business Administration Ringette
MacLean, Norman “Shamus” Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Men’s Basketball
Markland, Timothy Electronics Engineering Technology Cross Country Running
Mason, Annika Practical Nursing Women’s Hockey
Matthews, Hailey Culinary Arts Women’s Soccer
McAskill, Craig Sport & Leisure Management Badminton
McNamara, Spencer Welding Men’s Football
Menzies, Nicholas Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Volleyball
Miiller, Robyn Culinary Arts Dance
Moerike, Lauren Human Services Women’s Volleyball
Montes de Oca, Rodrigo Tourism & Travel Management Men’s Football
Murphy, Mary-Lynn Tourism & Travel Management Cheer
Nammour, Jessica Business Administration Cheer and Dance
Nelson, Tyleigha Sport & Leisure Management Women’s Basketball
Nendarto, Jared Business Administration Men’s Soccer
Ngezahayo, Theo Business Administration Men’s Soccer
Nguyen, Kathy Music Performance Dance
Nicholson, Allister Energy Systems Engineering Technology Men’s Football
Parkman, Sonja Practical Nursing Cross Country Running
Paynter, Cameron Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Basketball
Paynter, Cameron Sport & Leisure Management Men’s Football
Pearson, Cynthia Culinary Arts Curling
Porcher, Nokuthula “Tuli” Music Performance Women’s Soccer
Provost, Dylan Autotomotive Technology Men’s Football
Saunders, Isabelle Computer Networking Technology Ringette
Schep, Tjeerd Golf Club Management Men’s Soccer
Shea, Haley Human Services Cross Country Running
Shea, Nathan Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Men’s Football
Snider, Natalie Sport & Leisure Management Women’s Hockey
Stafford, Brittany Architectural Technology Women’s Soccer
Stewart, MacKenzie Practical Nursing Curling
Stride, Tegan Practical Nursing Curling
Taylor, Alex Golf Club Management Men’s Golf
Turnquest, Victoria Performing Arts Dance
Veitch, Gordon Energy Systems Engineering Technology Men’s Volleyball
Visser, Christena Primary Care Paramedicine Cross Country Running and Ringette
Ward, Jacob Professional Golf Men’s Golf
Watts, Darcy Computer Information Systems Men’s Soccer
Wilson, Brandon Business Administration Men’s Football
Woodworth, Samantha Accounting Technology Women’s Hockey

For more information on the Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, and follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes, and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


Story written by:

Geordie Carragher
Assistant Communications Coordinator
Athletics and Recreation
Holland College

For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Friday, June 29, 2018