DC celebrates student athletes’ academic success

The Durham College (DC) athletic department hosted the seventh annual academic luncheon on April 5 celebrating the academic accomplishments of student athletes during the 2015-16 season.

This year the Lords had 23 student-athletes who were recognized with Ontario Colleges Athletic Association All-Academic awards.

The Bert Dejeet Memorial Scholastic Award was presented to Cailey Giorgi (women’s soccer – Police Foundations) and Alessio Del Gobbo (men’s basketball – Sport Business Management) for having the top overall grade point average (GPA) of all student-athletes at Durham.

Nicholas Axhorn of the men’s soccer team was the school’s lone Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic award winner. The CCAA award is prestigious as it recognizes excellence in academics and athletics. To achieve the honour, a student-athlete must be named to their respective provincial all-star team in a CCAA sport and must achieve honour roll status.

Along with the student-athletes, coaches, family, employees and members of the athletic department were in attendance for the academic luncheon.

DC will celebrate the 2015-16 season at the 46th annual Durham College athletic banquet that will take place Thursday, April 7 at the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans Association Hall in Oshawa.

Awards Summary

Bert Dejeet Highest Overall GPA
Male: Alessio Del Gobbo – Men’s Basketball
Female: Cailey Giorgi – Women’s Soccer

CCAA All-Academic Award
Nicholas Axhorn – Men’s Soccer

Top Team GPA
Women’s Softball

OCAA All-Academic Awards
Men’s Baseball 
Kadeev Bembridge (Whitby, Ont.) – Human Resources
Riley Davies (Innisfil, Ont.) – Protection and Security
Dylan Harkness (Bowmanville, Ont.) – Victimology
Jack Lang (Pickering, Ont.) – Graphic Design

Women’s Softball
Courtney Hobbs (Oshawa, Ont.) – Police Foundations
Mackenzie Naccarato (Oshawa, Ont.) – Protection and Security
Caitlyn Omelanchuk (Whitby, Ont.) – Police Foundations
Tara Robinson (Mount Albert, Ont.) – Protection and Security

Men’s Basketball
Alessio Del Gobbo (North York, Ont.) – Sport Management

Women’s Basketball
Kaitlyn Cruickshank (Oshawa, Ont.) – General Arts
Samantha Dupont (Brantford, Ont.) – Fitness and Health Promotion
Courtney Harley (Cambridge, Ont.) – Biomedical Engineering Technology

Men’s Soccer
Trevor Stephens (Aurora, Ont.) – Sport Management
Connor Ackerman (Ajax, Ont.) – Recreation and Leisure Services
Nicholas Axhorn (Pickering, Ont.) – Social Services

Women’s Soccer
Samantha Anderson (Ajax, Ont.) – Fitness and Health Promotion
Jordan Beer (Courtice, Ont.) – Photography
Cailey Giorgi (Oshawa, Ont.) – Police Foundations
Krista Lagasse (Windsor, Ont.) – Firefighter

Men’s Volleyball
Kyle Conquer (Ajax, Ont.) – Business-Marketing
Damin Noss (Woodville, Ont.) – Community Services
Harrison Wood (Nebraska, U.S.) – Electrical Engineering
Andrew Wryghte (Trenton, Ont.) – Digital Video Production

Top GPA Per Team
Dylan Harkness – Baseball
Caitlyn Omelanchuk – Softball
Alessio Del Gobbo – Men’s Basketball
Kaitlyn Cruickshank – Women’s Basketball
Colin Jex – Golf
Conner Ackerman – Men’s Soccer
Cailey Giorgi – Women’s Soccer
Andrew Wryghte – Men’s Volleyball
Kristen Curtis – Women’s Volleyball