Runner, Rugby Player Named Athletes of the Year

April 01, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

Gryphon runner Kyle Boorsma and women’s rugby player Jacey Murphy have been named U of G’s Athletes of the Year for 2010-2011. They were among student athletes honoured at the Guelph Gryphons awards banquet held at the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre Thursday night.

Boorsma, a fifth-year human kinetics student, was named Guelph male athlete of the year for the third straight year. In cross-country running, he won a gold medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships and was named most valuable athlete. He won a silver medal at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships, and was named an OUA all-star and a CIS first team All-Canadian. He helped the men’s team earn its seventh consecutive OUA title and its fifth CIS title in a row.

In track and field, Boorsma won CIS gold medals in the 1,500- and 3,000-metre races and was named CIS performer of the meet. He was the OUA champion in the 1,500m, was named a first-team OUA all-star and CIS All-Canadian, and helped his squad win national and provincial silver medals. He will graduate as the U of G record-holder in the 1,500m and 3,000m.

Murphy, a fourth-year B.Sc.(Agr.) student, was named CIS and OUA player of the year. She helped guide her team to its fourth straight bronze medal at the national championships. She was named an OUA all-star and CIS All-Canadian for the second straight season. Murphy tallied a league-best 17 tries in only five conference games, and finished second in scoring with 85 points.

A complete list of award winners is available online.

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