Varsity Awards Night – Class of 1970 Surprise Announcement

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Three photos by: Steven McQuaid – CFB Kingston Base Photo

Varsity Awards Night – Class of 1970 Surprise Announcement

26634 KEVIN PATHINATHER OCDT (IV) 10 SQUADRON – CWSRO

The 2016 Varsity Awards Night was a resounding success and recognized the athletic excellence occurring over the 2015-2016 calendar year. The different teams were represented well in the various awards and highlighted the breadth of athletic diversity which exists at the college. Although many VIPs were present, the different teams could not help but trade healthy barbs with each other. The loud and raucous evening was a change of pace from the tough practices and games over the past academic year.

Photo by: Steven McQuaid – CFB Kingston Base Photo

Men’s Rugby (Photo above), the only varsity team to make the OUA play-offs was a no surprise winner of – team of the year.

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Many of RMC’s finest were recognized – including: The Tommy Smart Cup to Matt Courtney, 6 SQN, was selected as Male Athlete of the Year. The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup went to Adolina Gawne, 4 SQN, who was recognized as Female Athlete of the Year. Adolina happened to be a second cousin to the late Kelly Gawne. She was visibly emotional in her short acceptance speech.

Courtney (photo centre above) was a member of the Men’s Rugby Team which made it to the Quarter Finals of the OUA Rugby season and was integral part of the team, being named an OUA All Star in the Process.

Gawne (photo right above) was a part of the Women’s Fencing team which finished a very close second in the OUAs, while also being named an OUA All Star.

Both athletes were well deserving although many other high performance athletes were also nominated.

Finally, The Princess of Wales award for success in all four pillars in four years at RMC was awarded to Cassidy Chang, (Photo left above). A Mechanical Engineer, CIS Academic All Canadian and former member of the Top 5, Chang was a popular choice for the award.

The night also took time to recognize the faculty which makes the athletic success possible with all their support in the academic pillar. Graduating members of the Soccer and Rugby teams took the opportunity to recognize Professors who have had a significant impact on their success as Varsity Athletes over their time at RMC.

Finally, the announcement of a Athletics Wall of Distinction (“AWOD”) was announced by, 8469 Jim Simpson (RMC ’70); a former varsity ‘Redmen’ football and hockey player. As the Class of 1970 gift to RMC for their entry into the Old Brigade, AWOD will be located in Yeo Hall, second floor beside the Commandant’s Conference Room.

The surprise announcement was exciting as it will provide a space for the history of sporting excellence at RMC to be displayed for Cadets to take pride in. The Wall will be unveiled next year at this time.

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Whig Standard Article – Here

List of all award winners:

TEAM MVP’s

SPORT

NAME

Fencing (M) Harrison Kelertas
Fencing (W) Mary Anne Iver
Rugby (M) Max Williams
Soccer (M) Tobin Semple
Soccer (W) Alexandria Hogg
Volleyball (M) Dale Towe
Volleyball (W) Delanie Chang

Hockey (m)                                                                           xxEric Louis-Seize

Hutton Trophy (Best 1st Year Cadet):  Awarded to the first year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipient: …………………………………………………….……. Kara Stephan, Women’s Volleyball

 

Hutton Trophy (Best 2nd Year Cadet):  Awarded to the second year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipient: ……………………………………………………….…… Olivier Couillard, Men’s Soccer

 

RMC Military Club of Canada Trophy (Best 3rd Year Cadet):  Awarded to the third year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipient: …………………………………….…..……………….….…. Matt Courtney, Men’s Rugby

 

RMC Military Club Canada Hamilton Branch Cup (Best 4th Year Cadet):  Awarded to the fourth year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipients: ……………………………………………………………………….. Tobin Semple, Men’s Soccer

 

Fair Play Award:  Presented to the student athlete who demonstrated to the coaching staff and his/her teammates an attitude of fair play towards opponents, officials and everyone else that he/she comes in contact with both on and off the field of play.

Recipient: ……………………………………………..………………… Mitchell Hewson, Men’s Hockey

 

The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup:  Awarded annually to the female athlete of the year.

Recipient: ……………………………..……………………..……. Adolina Gawne, Women’s Fencing

 

The Tommy Smart Cup:  Awarded annually to the male athlete of the year.

Recipient: …………………………………………………………………………. Matt Courtney, Men’s Rugby

 

The Douglas Massey Cook Memorial Cup:  Awarded annually to the Team of the Year.

Recipient: ………………………………………………….…………………………………. Men’s Rugby

 

The Whitaker Cup:  Awarded annually to the RMC Officer-Cadet who has been the best team captain of an RMC team sport.

Recipient: …………………………………………….……… Victoria McCormick, Women’s Fencing

 

The H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Cup:  Awarded annually to a Fourth-Year Cadet in recognition of excellent athletic performance and strong performance in the four pillars (academic, military, physical fitness and bilingualism) throughout their entire college years.

Recipient: …………………………………….…………….…… Cassidy Chang, Women’s Volleyball

The Captain Matthew Dawe Memorial Cup:  Awarded annually to the outstanding male or female ROTP varsity athlete, of any year, who excels in all aspects of College life at RMC.

Recipient: …………………………………….………….……………. Mathieu Lavallée, Men’s Hockey

 

More varsity awards photos by OCdt Victoria Pierrot – Here