June 6, 2019 – Combining the highest levels of both athletics and academics, six members of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks have been named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians.
The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing a commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. To be eligible, student-athletes must earn at least all-conference status in their sport, while also achieving a grade point average of at least 3.3.
The Kodiaks honourees for the 2018-19 season are women’s basketball player Juhee Anderson, women’s soccer players Aimee Santangelo, Kayla Kehoe and Christine Moser, and men’s volleyball players Matthew Primrose and Michael Hummel.
“To not only balance but excel in both competition and the classroom is a testament to the skill and determination of these student-athletes,” says Todd Caughlin, manager of Kodiaks Athletics. “We build our program around the three pillars of academics, athletics and community involvement, and these student-athletes have elevated that philosophy to an even higher level. Their achievements are worth celebrating.”
With six Academic All-Canadian selections, the Kodiaks tied NAIT for second-most in the conference, behind only the University of Alberta – Augustana’s eight selections. A total of 173 student-athletes earned CCAA Academic All-Canadians honours, and only six institutions in Canada produced more selections this season than the Kodiaks.
A total of 65 Lethbridge College Kodiaks have been named CCAA Academic All-Canadians throughout the college’s athletics history.