Hockey Axeman Travis Gibbons is one of Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s top eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2012-13 season.
The third-year player from London, Ont., is studying kinesiology and has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the first two years of his degree program. A two-time CIS Academic All-Canadian and member of the Dean’s List, he was Acadia’s most decorated male student-athlete in 2012-13.
Following a five-year OHL career with the Guelph Storm and the Ottawa 67’s, Gibbons played in 49 of 56 conference games over his first two university hockey campaigns. The intense defenceman chipped in three goals each season as he helped the Axemen to back-to-back playoff appearances.
Gibbons’ has been a recipient of Acadia’s Randy Ferris Award for community service for his volunteer work with the Terry Fox Run, the S.M.I.L.E. program, Kinderskills and Acadia Minor Hockey, as well as Parkwood Hospital back home in London.
“Travis is an excellent ambassador for our hockey program. He is a role model for all student-athletes, not just on the Axemen hockey team but for Varsity Athletics here at Acadia,” Acadia coach Darren Burns said. “He encompasses what a CIS student- athlete should be and he has set a very high bar here at our own institution.”
Academic All-Canadians have maintained an average of 80 per cent or better while completion for one or more varsity team. The top eight will be honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa later this fall.
Acadia had 91 Academic All-Canadians among its varsity athletes last season - placing it in the top-10 of CIS schools.
UNB swimmer Monica MacDonald was the top female Academic All-Canadian for Atlantic University Sport.