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Question Period: Alex McLeod

Sunday February 1, 2015
McLeaod headshot + photo of him outside pulling his daughter on a sleigh.

Alex is among the best offensive players in the history of the garnet and grey. During his career from 2002 to 2007, he was an OUA East second team all-star three times while cumulating 1,207 points.  McLeod moved on to become a lawyer after graduating from the faculty of law of uOttawa.

What is your best memory of your time spent with the Gee-Gees?

My fondest memory of the time on the team is the relationships that I built that I continue to have with my teammates.  All of the hours we spent together in practice, on the road and in class.  They were and are my family, and I have good relationships with most of them still.

What would your former Gee-Gees teammates be surprised to find out about you?

They would be surprised that this last year I was in the musical performance of beauty and the beast in Lindsay.  We raised over $45,000.00 for our local theatre.

What did you go on to do after graduation?

I went on to become a Lawyer and now I am a Federal Crown Attorney for the Central East Region.

Who or what inspires you the most?

My wife inspires me the most.  She is a beautiful person both inside and out.  She is a teacher and a mother and exceptional at both.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my family.  This includes my Gee-Gee family.  Their accomplishments and my relationship with them.

How did interuniversity sports affect your life both during your studies and afterwards?

It is incredibly difficult to maintain both academic standards and athletic ability as a student-athlete, much more difficult than outsiders know.  Often times there was studying at 1:00am on the bus on the way home from a road trip.  That being said our team was provided with great tutors and academics was identified as extremely important.  That being said, the balance of maintaining both continues to help me in my day to day functions.

What piece of advice would you give to Gee-Gees about life after graduation?

If I could offer advice it would be to cherish every minute that a player has during his career, the hard times and good times will make for great stories after you graduate. And remember to maintain the relationships with your teammates even after you graduate. The Gee-Gees family always looks out for each other.