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Acadia soccer Axewoman named top Academic All-Canadian

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WOLFVILLE - An Acadia soccer player has been named one of the top student athletes in the country for 2013-2014.

Michelle Pryde, a third-year chemistry student at the Wolfville university, is among the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadian Top 8.

The Calgary native was the Axewomen’s rookie of the year in 2012 and helped the team reach the Atlantic University Sport final last year.  She has a 3.8 GPA and has received a number of academic awards at Acadia, as well as participating in in volunteer work with S.M.I.L.E, the RCMP Anti-Bullying WITS Campaign, the Wolfville Children’s Centre, L.E. Shaw Elementary School, Relay for Life and Run for the Cure.

Announced Oct. 14, the awards recognize four women and four men who are among the country’s student-athletes with an average of 80 per cent or higher. The eight athletes will be honoured Nov. 17 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

With 95 Academic All-Canadians last year, Acadia ranks seventh in the country behind Western, Alberta, Waterloo, Laval, Queen’s and University of Toronto. 

Axemen hockey’s Travis Gibbons was among the Top 8 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

This year’s male Atlantic University Sport representative is Adrian Robertson, a hockey player and business administration student from University of New Brunswick.

 

Michelle Pryde, a third-year chemistry student at the Wolfville university, is among the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadian Top 8.

The Calgary native was the Axewomen’s rookie of the year in 2012 and helped the team reach the Atlantic University Sport final last year.  She has a 3.8 GPA and has received a number of academic awards at Acadia, as well as participating in in volunteer work with S.M.I.L.E, the RCMP Anti-Bullying WITS Campaign, the Wolfville Children’s Centre, L.E. Shaw Elementary School, Relay for Life and Run for the Cure.

Announced Oct. 14, the awards recognize four women and four men who are among the country’s student-athletes with an average of 80 per cent or higher. The eight athletes will be honoured Nov. 17 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

With 95 Academic All-Canadians last year, Acadia ranks seventh in the country behind Western, Alberta, Waterloo, Laval, Queen’s and University of Toronto. 

Axemen hockey’s Travis Gibbons was among the Top 8 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

This year’s male Atlantic University Sport representative is Adrian Robertson, a hockey player and business administration student from University of New Brunswick.

 

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