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Current and Former Gee-Gees celebrate with sports community at Ottawa Sports Awards

Wednesday February 1, 2017
Winning athletes at the Ottawa Sports Awards.

The 64th annual Ottawa Sports Awards took place Wednesday, February 1 at Algonquin College, bringing together over 600 guests for a celebration of the coaches and athletes who contributed to the sport community in 2016.

The Ottawa Sports Awards is the largest and longest recurring municipal amateur sport recognition program in Canada. Mayor Jim Watson was on hand to present the evening’s major awards, and spoke to important role of sport in the nation’s capital.

The University of Ottawa was well represented at the banquet, where Gee-Gees women’s rugby coach Jen Boyd highlighted the Garnet and Grey’s representatives by taking home the 2016 Female Coach of the Year award.

uOttawa Ottawa Sports Award Winners for 2016 (includes alumni and current students):

Jen Boyd: Female Coach of the Year (4th time)

Glenroy Gilbert: Male Coach of the Year (5th time)

Jason Dunkerly: Parasport Athlete of the Year

Erin Durant: Softball Athlete of the Year

Mike L’Africain: Basketball Athlete of the Year

Michelle Leafloor: Touch Football Athlete of the Year

Kasha Lee: Bobsleigh Athlete of the Year

Vivian Nguyen: Aussie Rules Football Athlete of the Year

Simone Savary: Rugby Athlete of the Year

Andrew Todd: Rowing Athlete of the Year

Lisa Weagle: Curling Athlete of the Year

Teams Recognized:

Synchronized Swimming – Canadian University Champions

Women’s Rugby – RSEQ Champions and U SPORTS national silver medalists

Women’s Basketball – OUA silver medalists

Men’s Basketball – OUA bronze medalists

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