CCAA announces 2017 golf All-Canadians
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the golf All-Canadian award recipients on Monday for the 2017 season.
20 student-athletes (10 women, 10 men) were selected ahead of this week’s national championship at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont.
The following were named as All-Canadians:
|2017 Women’s All-Canadians||2017 Men’s All-Canadians|
|Emery Bardock, UFV Cascades (PACWEST)
In her first season with the Cascades, Bardock was victorious in two of the PACWEST’s four tournaments en route to the conference’s individual crown. She also led UFV to a team championship. Bardock made a return to the varsity golf scene this season after suiting up for the SFU Clan several years ago. Bardock was a positive presence on the Cascades roster this season.
|Daniel Campbell, UFV Cascades (PACWEST)
In his first season with the Cascades, Campbell won two of the PACWEST’s four tournaments en route to the conference’s overall men’s individual title. In addition to his victories at the VIU and UFV Invitationals, he also paced UFV to the PACWEST team championship. Campbell joined the Cascades this season as a transfer from Skagit Valley College and has fit in seamlessly.
|Hannah Dirksen, UFV Cascades (PACWEST)
Dirksen won the Camosun Invitational on her way to a second-place overall finish in the PACWEST women’s individual standings. She also captained the Cascades to a dominating team conference title. Dirksen is now a three-time CCAA All-Canadian. The four-year veteran at UFV sets a tremendous example to her teammates with her work ethic.
|Ben Whiton, UFV Cascades (PACWEST)
Whiton put together a rookie season to remember, winning the PACWEST men’s individual silver medal. He placed second at the UFV Invitational and third at the Camosun Invitational. Whiton also helped the Cascades men’s team win the PACWEST overall title. He is an upbeat presence on the UFV roster and has been a great addition to the team as a rookie.
|Shaye Leidenius, Red Deer Queens (ACAC)
Leidenius captured the individual title at the ACAC Championships and was also victorious at the South Regionals event. The Queens co-captain led Red Deer to a bronze medal at the conference championships. Leidenius is a team player who leads by example. She is an intense competitor but has a high level of integrity, honesty and fair play morals.
|Braden Clarkson, Augustana Vikings (ACAC)
Clarkson was a member of the Vikings team that earned a silver medal at the ACAC Championships. He placed fourth overall individually in Alberta. He has shown tremendous improvement in his game during his three years at Augustana and has developed into a team leader. Clarkson assisted in the training and development at Our Lady of Mount Pleasant School’s golf academy in Camrose, Alta.
|Elizabeth Stewart, MacEwan Griffins (ACAC)
Stewart led the Griffins to a team title at the ACAC Championships. MacEwan captured four ACAC team banners in her five seasons with the institution. Stewart was victorious at the South Regional event with the lowest round in Griffins history (74). The team captain is now a two-time CCAA All-Canadian. Stewart is a vocal leader on and off the course and is a great mentor to the younger student-athletes.
|Michael Harrison, Augustana Vikings (ACAC)
Harrison, now a two-time CCAA All-Canadian, captured individual gold at the ACAC Championships and led the Vikings to a second-place finish in team play. He was also victorious at the ACAC South Regional and tied for second at the ACAC North Regional. Harrison’s dedication and desire to improve have vaulted him up the ACAC leaderboards. He has also assisted at the junior high golf academy.
|Sheila McKeen, Humber Hawks (OCAA)
McKeen captured team gold and individual silver at the OCAA Championships. The fourth-year player has been one of the most consistent golfers in Humber history, contributing individual podium finishes and having her scores count in numerous team successes, including team gold in 2015 at CCAA Nationals and silver last year. McKeen has the respect of all coaches, teammates and opposition she meets.
|Conner Watt, Humber Hawks (OCAA)
Watt was the individual gold medalist at the OCAA Championships and had first-place finishes at Mercyhurst and Georgian. He also led the Hawks to the conference team title. The third-year student-athlete is one of the most gentlemanly and respected players on the course, but one that plays with a fire inside that drives him to want to put in his best performance for the team and himself.
|Emilie Tyndall, Georgian Grizzlies (OCAA)
Tyndall fired a hole-in-one in the second round of the OCAA Championships en route to the individual gold medal. In her fifth and final year, she led Georgian to team victories at the Fanshawe, Lakehead and Niagara Invitationals. Tyndall, now a two-time CCAA All-Canadian, is the definition of what a varsity student-athlete should be. Her sportsmanship, dedication and positive attitude are unmatched.
|Cameron Brennan, Humber Hawks (OCAA)
In his second season, Brennan’s game continued to elevate with the Hawks as he earned an individual silver medal at the OCAA Championships. His scoring in all three rounds at the conference championships was key in Humber’s gold-medal team victory. In incredibly windy conditions at the OCAA Championships, Brennan battled his way through by playing intelligent golf within his skill set.
|Sarah-Eve Rheaume, St. Lawrence Lions (RSEQ)
The Lions rookie was the RSEQ individual champion with a five-round average score of 72. She also led Champlain St. Lawrence to the team title in the conference. Rheaume finished third at the Quebec Provincial Junior Championship and was a member of the gold-medal winning team at the Canada Games. Her calm attitude and personal drive are her biggest attributes.
|Charles Eric Bélanger, St. Lawrence Lions (RSEQ)
Bélanger was crowned the RSEQ individual champion and led the Lions to the conference team title as well. He shot a season-best round of 68 on the first day of the conference championships. Bélanger was also victorious at the Graham Cooke Junior Invitational. His consistency has improved this season along with his short game, which has helped him in high-pressure situations.
|Audrey Côte, St. Lawrence Lions (RSEQ)
Côte finished fifth in the RSEQ individual standings and paced the Lions to the team title in Quebec. The third-year player fired a season best 74 on Day 1 at the conference championships. Côte’s easygoing attitude was a key component to Champlain St. Lawrence’s success this year. Her positivity is contagious and helps her teammates during difficult times.
|David Tweddell, St. Lawrence Lions (RSEQ)
Tweddell earned an individual silver medal in the RSEQ with a five-round average score of 71. He led the Lions to five conference team victories by an average margin of 10 strokes. Tweddell, who began playing competitively only three years ago, has shown plenty of potential at Champlain St. Lawrence. His game continues to make giant strides as he shredded off five strokes per round this season.
|Darcy Fuller, UNB Varsity Reds (ACAA)
Fuller was the individual runner up at all three ACAA events, including the conference championship. The first female member of the Varsity Reds program, she continues to develop each season. Fuller has a positive attitude and a strong desire to compete. She brings an infectious enthusiasm to the team, always encouraging her teammates.
|Corey McMinniman, UNB Varsity Reds (ACAA)
McMinniman captured the individual title at the ACAA Championships with a two-day total of 151. He led the Varsity Reds to team victories at all three ACAA events, including the conference championships. McMinniman always has a good attitude on and off the course and sets a great example for his teammates. He has a competitive edge that allows him to thrive under pressure.
|Daria Leidenius, Holland Hurricanes (ACAA)
In her second season with the Hurricanes, Leidenius captured the individual title at the ACAA Championships for her fifth career win. She led Holland to a team conference title as a rookie in 2016. Leidenius’ biggest attribute is her drive to always improve. She approaches her game like a tour pro in her practice methods as she strives to take her game to the next level.
|Sebastien Peterson, UNB Varsity Reds (ACAA)
Peterson was a key contributor in UNB’s sweep of the team events in the ACAA. He was also the runner-up individually at the ACAA Championships. As a senior member of the team, Peterson embraced a leadership role this season with the Varsity Reds. He leads by example on and off the course with his practice and study habits as well as his preparation for competition.