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May 24, 2016 | Sport News

5 Stingers to receive FAEQ recruitment bursaries

Five incoming Concordia Stinger athletes will receive recruitment bursaries from the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ).

This year 35 athletes pursuing their studies at Quebec-based universities will benefit from a total of $165,000 in bursaries from the FAEQ.

Thirty Quebec natives were selected based on their achievements during their collegiate careers and the impact they are projected to have on the university sports scene. In addition five top athletes from outside the province who have elected to study and compete in Quebec will be rewarded.

A trio of hockey players leads the way for the Stingers. Forward Stéphanie Lalancette, a star player from Cégep Limoilou, will receive $8000 from the FAEQ to help with her studies. Forward Audrey Belzile, who had an exceptional career at Cégep St. Laurent, will have $4000 in support. Also, Anthony Beauregard, a high scoring right wing with Val d’Or in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, will receive $4000.

Two Concordia men’s basketball players will also be recognized by the FAEQ. Olivier Simon, a six-foot-seven forward from Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, will receive a $3000 bursary. Rowan Power, a very accomplished guard from Dartmouth, N.S., is getting an out-of-province bursary of $3000.

The FAEQ, whose mission is to support student-athletes in their pursuit of athletic and academic excellence and to promote them as role models in Quebec society, will honor these athletes at a gala awards dinner in November.