UFV Cascades celebrates record academic achievement – Abbotsford News
The University of Fraser Valley Cascades combined for a record-breaking performance in the classroom in 2020-2021, as 66 student-athletes achieved benchmarks for high academic performance.
Among that group were 39 student-athletes, a UFV record, who were recognized as U Sports Canadian University Stars.
The U Sports Academic All-Canadian Award recognizes individuals who achieve an academic score of 80 percent or higher (3.67 on the UFV GPA scale) while playing on one of the U varsity teams Sports from their university. Cascades’ U Sports offerings include basketball, soccer and volleyball.
The previous AAC record for the UFV sports department was 18, set in 2019-2020.
“I am immensely proud of what our student-athletes have been able to accomplish academically,” said Steve Tuckwood, UFV Campus Sports and Recreation Director. “They faced a lot of adversity in 2020-21 in the midst of COVID-19, with little to no opportunity to compete in their respective sports. Yet they were able to put that frustration aside, refocus and focus their efforts on their studies, and the results speak for themselves.
The award recipients are:
U SPORTS Canadian Academic Stars
Cascades Academic Prize
Golf for men
Women’s Rugby Sevens
Baseball for men
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