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Saluting the Gee-Gees class of 2016

Tuesday March 22, 2016
Gee-Gees class of 2016

On Tuesday night, the University of Ottawa spent an evening to recognize the careers of its graduating student-athlete class of 2016. This year, a total of 63 student-athletes from varsity teams are graduating from their program of study, or have completed their years of eligibility.

The evening was highlighted by a keynote speech from Gee-Gees alumnus Sébastien Tétreault, an All-Canadian football player who graduated in 2011 after five seasons in Garnet and Grey, including with the 2006 Yates Cup champions. After his varsity career, Sébastien went on to play at the semi-professional level in France. His leadership and passion led him to becoming the head coach of the Griffons du Cégep de l’Outaouais.

At the event, he spoke about his pride in the achievements of student-athletes, the unique drive and determination which unites the group, and the importance of continuing to give back to the sporting community. 

Of the 63 graduating athletes, 19 were presented with the Gee-Gees Lifetime Award for having spent five full years of athletic eligibility with uOttawa. Those student-athletes are:

Gordon Cavé (Track and Field)

Carling Chown (Hockey)
Alix Durivage (Volleyball)
Julia Francki (Soccer)
Vikas Gill (Basketball)
Pilar Khoury (Soccer)
Mike L’Africain (Basketball)
Cynthia Leblanc (Soccer)
Nick Lecour (Football)
Brandyn Martineau (Track and Field)
Stéphanie Mercier (Rugby/Hockey)
Connor Michie (Swimming)
Irene Patrinos (Rugby)
Andrew Randall (Football)
Ian Stewart (Football)
Ashley Strike (Rugby)
Erin van Gulik (Rugby)
Zack Wilkinson (Football)
Dustin Wilson (Football)