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.
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
OCAA All-Academic Awards
Kadeev Bembridge (Whitby, Ont.) – Human Resources
Riley Davies (Innisfil, Ont.) – Protection and Security
Dylan Harkness (Bowmanville, Ont.) – Victimology
Jack Lang (Pickering, Ont.) – Graphic Design
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
Alessio Del Gobbo (North York, Ont.) – Sport Management
Kaitlyn Cruickshank (Oshawa, Ont.) – General Arts
Samantha Dupont (Brantford, Ont.) – Fitness and Health Promotion
Courtney Harley (Cambridge, Ont.) – Biomedical Engineering Technology
Samantha Anderson (Ajax, Ont.) – Fitness and Health Promotion
Jordan Beer (Courtice, Ont.) – Photography
Cailey Giorgi (Oshawa, Ont.) – Police Foundations
Krista Lagasse (Windsor, Ont.) – Firefighter
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