The Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) announced today its top student-athletes who have been awarded 2017 recruitment bursaries, and seven members of Concordia Stingers teams are among the recipients.
This year 35 athletes pursuing their studies at Quebec-based universities will benefit from a total of $166,000 in bursaries from the FAEQ.
Thirty-one 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, four athletes from outside the province who have elected to study and compete in Quebec will be rewarded.
Two wrestlers lead the way for the Stingers. Alex Moore and Laurence Beauregard, both from Vanier College, will receive $8000 and $3000, respectively.
Two Concordia men’s hockey players will also be recognized. Defenceman Carl Neill, who was a star with the Sherbrooke Phoenix and the Charlottetown Islanders in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, will receive a $4000 bursary. Julio Billia, an all-star goaltender from the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL, will be awarded $3000.
Forward Lidia Filion, an accomplished women’s hockey player from Cégep St. Laurent, will have $4000 in support.
Women’s rugby player Shawna Brayton, a centre a Dawson College who is in the national team talent pool, will receive $4000.
Finally, an award of $8000 will go to men’s basketball recruit Anthony Sanogo. He is a first team RSEQ all-star from Cégep Édouard-Montpetit.
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.