Golden Bears and Pandas honour Presidents Trophy recipients

    18 student-athletes honoured, who have made an exceptional overall contribution to their team, as an outstanding athlete, a leader and a role model

    By Connor Hood on April 9, 2020

    EDMONTON - Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics honoured the 18 student-athletes who received the prestigious President's Trophy Award during the Green and Gold Award show on Thursday afternoon.

    The award recognizes and celebrates student-athletes who are in their fourth or fifth year of eligibility and have made an exceptional overall contribution to their team, as an outstanding athlete, a leader and a role model.

    "To each and everyone of our President's Trophy recipients, I want to thank you for your engagement, and thank you for your leadership," said University of Alberta President David Turpin. "In these challenging times, we need leaders and role models more than ever. And each one of you has illustrated over and over, that you have the capacity to lead. I hope you are all able yo take that gift, and play a broader role in our communities." 

    The President’s Trophy at the University of Alberta began in 1981 when the President of the day, Dr. Myer Horowitz, instituted a the award. These trophies were provided to only those teams that won national championships.

    As the years went by, more of these trophies were added as teams won their respective championships. In the late 1990’s, President Rod Fraser recommended that all Golden Bears and Pandas teams should have the opportunity to receive a Presidents' Award each year, and that we also recognize the year’s Championship winning team’s by including the Head Coaches’ of those teams as well. 

    2019/20 President's Trophy Recipients

    Team

    Name

    Faculty

    Pandas Basketball

    Megan Tywoniuk

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Golden Bears Basketball

    Dwan Williams

    Arts

    Pandas Cross-Country

    Bella Gustin

    Arts

    Golden Bears Cross-Country

    Royden Radowits

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Golden Bears Curling

    Chris Kennedy

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Golden Bears Football

    Ben Kopczynski

    Arts

    Pandas Hockey

    Cayle Dillon

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Golden Bears Hockey

    Ben Carroll

    Business

    Pandas Rugby

    Savannah Dubien

    Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences

    Pandas Soccer

    Nicole Palladino

    Engineering

    Golden Bears Soccer

    Janko Vong

    Science

    Golden Bears Tennis

    Neel Phaterpekar

    Science

    Pandas Track and Field

    Emily Cliff

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Golden Bears Track and Field

    Brendan Calef

    Engineering

    Pandas Volleyball

    Debbie Nyarko

    Science

    Golden Bears Volleyball

    Carter McIntyre

    Engineering

    Pandas Wrestling

    Haley Heffel

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Golden Bears Wrestling

    Aidan McKeage

    Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation