McMaster Athletics and Recreation has announced the finalists for the 84th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony.
The finalists for the Ivor Wynne Male Athlete of the Year are: Adam Archibald, football (Kingston; Sheldon Francis, wrestling (Hamilton); Nathan Groenveld, volleyball (Welland); Matt Jacobs, golf (Ancaster); Michael May, baseball (Whitby); and Dave Rennalls, wrestling (Mississauga).
The finalists for the Female Athlete of the Year are: Sam Batten, soccer (Stouffville, ON); Carly Cermak, swimming (Cambridge); Lindsay DeGroot, basketball (Thedford, ON); Nora Griffiths, rowing (Burlington); Jenn Holt, volleyball (Hamilton); and Jessica Pearo, cross country (Richmond Hill).
The finalists for the Dr. Ray Johnson Award, for the male graduating student-athlete that radiates the “spirit of McMaster” are: Archibald; Albert Chang, rugby (Kitchener); and Parrish Offer, volleyball (Kingston).
The finalists for the Dr. Edna Guest Award, for the female graduating student-athlete that radiates the “spirit of McMaster” are: Leah Henderson – soccer (Forest, ON), Deanna Hollinger – basketball (Waterloo, ON), Laura Shoots – soccer (Brantford, ON)
The finalists for the Mel and Marilyn Hawkrigg Outstanding Sportsmanship award for male student-athletes are: Devin Brown, football (Barrie); Offer; and Alexander “Simba” Sithole – rugby (Toronto, ON).
The finalists for the Mel and Marilyn Hawkrigg Outstanding Sportsmanship award for female student-athletes are: Andrea Dunn, soccer (London); Rachel Hart, basketball (Ancaster); and Carly Welch, volleyball (Hamilton).
The finalists for the Les Prince award for leadership in community service are: Stephanie Carty, swimming (Caledonia); Laura Pilutti, lacrosse (Mississauga); and Carly Moore, soccer (Sarnia).
The finalists for the Bruce Cochrane Award for service provided to varsity athletic teams are: Stefan Kegel, swimming; and Dan Russell, men’s volleyball (Hamilton)
The Joyce Wignall Award for community outreach demonstrated by a team will be announced at the ceremony. The awards ceremonies, set for Thursday (March 27) at 4 p.m. in the Burridge Gymnasium, will be broadcast on the internet at http://www.athrec.mcmaster.ca/athletics/live-video.html