Four swimmers included on eight-athlete academic all-Canadian team

TORONTO — Four swimmers are included on U Sports' annual list of its academic all-Canadians.

UBC's Markus Thormeyer, Manitoba's Kelsey Wog, Montreal's Marie-Lou Lapointe and Dalhousie's Isabel Sarty are the swimmers on the list, released by the governing body of Canadian university sports on Monday.

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Others honoured were Laurentian basketball player Kadre Gray, Laval runner Jean-Simon Desgagnes, fellow track and field competitor Matt Coolen of Dalhousie and Queen's rugby/basketball player Sophie de Goede.

A formal ceremony at Rideau Hall will not be held this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight athletes will take part in a virtual conversation with Governor General Julie Payette in mid-February.

The academic all-Canadian team has been selected each year since 2013.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11, 2021.

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