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By Denis Lafontaine

                    SPECIAL ATHLETICS EVENTS                    
2012-2013 VANIER ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET
VANIER CELEBRATES ITS BEST AND BRIGHTEST ATHLETES
May 22, 2013


Vanier Athletics continued our annual tradition of celebrating our best and brightest students at this year's Awards Banquet. You are invited to see winners and candid shots from this year's banquet which was held on May 3rd at Ruby Foo's on Decarie and hosted by special guest MC, Bill Mahon. Some highlights from the evening are presented below, but there are links at the bottom of this page to all award winners who were in attendance as well as candid and table photos.

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ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

The 2012-2013 Female Athlete of the Year award was awarded to Division 1 Basketball star Frédérique Potvin (seen at far left with Monique Magnan, Director, Services for Students). The Male Athlete of the Year for 2012-2013 was the Division 1 Football star player Hugo Richard (seen at left with Assistant Athletic Coordinator Helen Bastos). Click on the photo for a larger version.




COACH OF THE YEAR

The 2012-2013 Coach of the Year award went to Peter Chryssomalis, coach of our Division 1 Men's Football Cheetahs.

Peter led the team the provincial Bol d'Or Championship, a remarkable 4th one in the last 7 seasons. They finished the regular season in 1st place with a 9-1 record and then defeated Montmorency and Lennoxville in the playoffs.

This is Peter's 9th year as head coach.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The 2012-2013 Academic Achievement Award was presented to Olivia D'Eugenio of the Women's Soccer Cheetahs.

Studying in the Health Science Honours program, Olivia is the first women’s soccer player to be ever named as Vanier's top student athlete of the year.

She finished an average of 93% while completing 7 courses.

See the full list of Academic Achievement Award winners.

For photos of winners, see the link at the bottom of this page.




OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

The 2012-2013 Outstanding Contribution Award went this year to Max Hanna, Head Athletic Therapist for all Cheetahs teams.

Besides providing injury treatment which is second to none, Max also provides Vanier athletes top-notch strength and conditioning programs geared to their needs. Max also leads aqua fitness sessions every Friday afternoon.

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AND FINALLY...

A special thank you goes to Bill Mahon (right) who was our invited guest MC for the evening's festivities.

He was assisted throughout the presentations by Vanier's very own Helen Bastos, (far right) Assistant Athletic Coordinator.

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HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOS AVAILABLE FROM ALL OF THESE PAGES:

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS           SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS           CANDID AND TABLE PHOTOS



LIST OF INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE AWARDS & SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS (PDF FORMAT)



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