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The University of Manitoba Bisons sports programs set a school record in 2011-12, ending the year with 102 student athletes achieving CIS Academic All-Canadian status.

It eclipsed the Bisons’ old mark of 90.

The new tally gave the school nearly one-third of all its athletes carrying a grade-point average of 3.5 (80 pamoer cent) or beter. Thirty-six student-athletes carried a 4.0 GPA (90 per cent) or higher.

The Bisons have had more than 20 per cent of their athletes at a 3.5 GPA for eight straight years.

Among the highlights of the school's academic performances are women’s soccer team member Jaime Lacoste completing her entire five-year career on the team as an academic All-Canadian.

The Bisons have 10 others who have achieved the status for four years.

Female athletes made up 52 per cent of the overall total, with the women’s soccer team posting the highest percentage, at 47.8 per cent. In men’s sports, the volleyball team led the way with 38.5 per cent.

Seven Bisons teams had at least five academic All-Canadians.


The U of M’s 2011-12 CIS Academic All-Canadians:

Women’s Basketball

Allison Balasko

Vanessa De Vries

Robyn Eyer

Christiane Fischer

Lauren Mortier

Maria Pawlyshyn


Men’s Basketball

Amir Ali

Kurtis Sansregret



Bryden Bone

Anthony Coombs

David Ferrier

Thomas Hall

Mitchell Harrison

Lauren Kroeker

Clay Scheller

Teague Sherman

Al Turnbull

Eric Vincent


Women’s Golf

Mindy Lichtmann


Men’s Golf

Bryce Barr

Brodie Gobin

Riley Unger


Women’s Hockey

Jessica Carswell

Kayla Duna

Caitlin MacDonald

Amy Lee

Michelle Pawluk

Lesley St. Godard


Men’s Hockey

Joe Caligiuri

Mike Hellyer

Matthew Lowry

Jeremy Schappert


Women’s Soccer

Paula Fast

Alison Flintoft

Sarah Haiko

Jaime Lacoste

Julie Lafreniere

Rachael Lau

Rhoni Mackenzie

Carrie Nash

Danielle Rocan

Meagan Smith

Chloe Werle


Women’s Swimming

Larissa Best

Kerri-Ann Bochen

Meaghan Fisher

Sydney Gergely

Jolene Janzen

Julie Therrien


Men’s Swimming

Patrick Boreskie

Riley Pickerl

Scott Pokorny

Bradley Ryant

Cam Sweetnam

Riley McCharles (T&F as well)


Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country

Nicole Dubois

Kailey Kroeker

Michelle Lavoie

Alexandra Loeppky

Jacqueline Phalen

Richelle Ready

Alice Sherwin


Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country

Stephen Campbell

Zachary Clapa

Elliott Cooke

Tyler Derksen

Nickolas Kosmenko

Nicholas Sader

Eric Thacher

Travis Toet

Women’s Track & Field

Alex Allen

Sarah Boila

Kimberly-Ann Bordun

Kristjana Britton

Karen Ferris

Amanda Gundrum

Sarah Huebert

Miranda Lajoie

Megan Moorhouse

Meaghan Rempel

Haley Sigurdson

Deondra Twerdun

Courtney Van de Kerckhove


Men’s Track & Field

Michael Apuya

Aaron Beddome

Cam Bredin

Jesse Burrows

Zacharie Durand

Devin Edwards

Scott Entz

Rob Gardiner

John MacDonald

Mitchell Partaker

Peter Tarleton


Women’s Volleyball

Kristi Hunter

Jordana Milne

Erika Sandor


Men’s Volleyball

Scott Friesen

Carson Kauenhowen

Dane Pischke

Evan Schmidt

Chris Voth


Updated on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:35 PM CDT: corrects typos

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