Bruins celebrate Convocation week with 36 student athlete graduates

Bruins celebrate Convocation week with 36 student athlete graduates

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The Sheridan Athletics and Recreation department had a banner convocation week, celebrating the graduation of 36 student athletes, with all 10 varsity teams represented during the ceremonies.

"Convocation week is always a fantastic week for us," athletic director Jim Flack said. "We are tremendously proud of all the graduates that walked across the stage over the last few days and all of the effort that brought them to this point."

Among the 36 graduates, 12 are walking away with a bachelor's degree, including cross country runner Alexandra D'Oliveira (Bachelor of Craft and Design) who delivered the valedictorian address during the Faculty of Applied Animation, Arts and Design convocation ceremony on Tuesday evening.

The women's rugby team led the way with 10 graduates, while the most common credential issued was a Bachelor of Athletic Therapy, which was earned by nine student athletes.

On the competitive side of the ledger, graduates combined to win seven OCAA championships, three CCAA medals, seven OCAA/CCAA All-Star awards, 21 OCAA All-Academic awards, 10 CCAA national scholar athlete awards, and four Sheridan athletes of the year.

The majority of the graduates came from the Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies with 22, followed by the Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (6), the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (3), the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (3) and rounded out with a pair from the Pilon School of Business.

Men's basketball
James Carlin, Electrical Engineering Technician
Terell Carr, Social Service Worker
Dylan Periana, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Romar Subban, Technology Fundamentals

Women's basketball
Racquel Dyer, Tourism - Global Travel
Jenn Saltarelli, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Liana Rose Villegas, Community and Justice Studies

Cross country
Jaskirat Aujla, Community and Justice Studies
Alexandra D'Oliveira, Bachelor of Craft and Design
Amanda Zimmerman, Child and Youth Care

Men's rugby
Chris Dominey, Pre-health Sciences
Xavier Liska, Performing Arts Prep
Justin Tota, Pre-health Sciences

Women's rugby
Leah Avila, Bachelor of Illustration
Katelyn Barham, Social Service Worker
Diane Begin, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Lucia D'Amore, Pre-health Sciences
Natasha Holloway, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Jackie Prior, Animal Care
Leanne Spiegler, Bachelor of Kineiseology
Naomi van Stuyvenberg, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Bailey Walker, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Christine Zentai, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy

Men's soccer
Jonathan D'Aguilar, Investigations - Public and Private
Nicolas Mejia, Marketing Management
Brandon Ladouceur, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy

Women's soccer
Cassidy Chantler, Fitness Leadership
Heather Davidson, Personal Support Worker
Kanika Dunn, Early Childhood Education
Savanna Wood, Police Foundations

Men's volleyball
Andrew Cianci, Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing
Christian Dela Cruz, Electrical Engineering Technician
Matt Stokes, Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing
Scott Wiseman, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Andre Zopf, Fitness Leadership

Women's volleyball
Joelle Parnham, Bachelor of Athletic Therapy