April 26, 2017

Vanier College is pleased to announce that Science student and track and field athlete Tatiana Aholou is a recipient of a $4,000 scholarship for Academic Excellence, from the National Bank Bursary Program in partnership with the Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ). In all 40 student athletes recently received bursaries celebrating Academic excellence, successfully balancing sport and study, and leadership.Tatiana received her bursary from Mr. Martin Lavigne, President of the National Bank Financial, Wealth Management and Mr. Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank.Three types of bursaries were awarded: 17 Academic Excellence Bursaries that highlight impressive scholastic achievement; 22 Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries that encourage a balance between academic and athletic life; and one Leadership Bursary underlining substantial and inspiring community involvement.Track and field athlete, Tatiana Aholou, set a Quebec junior record in long jump with a jump of 6.04 meters and a record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.41 seconds. She was a triple champion in the 60-meter, 60-meter hurdles and the long jump at the 2016 Canadian Indoor Championships. As well, she was a double Gold Medal winner in the 100m at the 2016 Canadian Youth and Canadian Junior Championships.In spite of her very busy schedule, Tatiana, who studies Science at Vanier, manages to maintain an 88% academic average. She is a gifted athlete with unusual speed and the ability to adjust her technique very rapidly. She is working on improving her sprint starts and reaction times as well as her skill on the jumping board of the long jump. Tatiana hopes to represent Canada at the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games and eventually continue practicing her sport at the university level. Her long-term goal is to pursue a career in psychiatry.Congratulations to Tatiana Aholou and good luck for her future endeavours.

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