Nine Concordia Stingers athletes received bursaries at the 32nd annual Quebec university sports gala attended by more than 650 supporters at the Sheraton Laval on Nov. 29.
Approximately $300,000 was awarded to top student-athletes competing at Quebec universities by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ). Concordia athletes received a total of $37,500.
Seven Stingers were presented recruitment bursaries. They were wrestlers Alex Moore ($8000) and Laurence Beauregard ($3000); hockey players Carl Neill ($4000), Julio Billia ($3000) and Lidia Filion ($4000); women’s rugby player Shawna Brayton ($4000) and basketball recruit Anthony Sanogo ($8000).
Offensive lineman Matt Halbgewachs received a Montreal Alouettes football bursary of $1500.
Phil Hudon, captain of the men’s hockey team, received a leadership award of $2000 in recognition of the exceptional volunteer work he does for the Bell Let’s Talk program.
The FAEQ is an organization that brings together stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds including business, education and sport. Its mission is to support student-athletes financially in their pursuit of academic and sports excellence, and to help develop role models in Quebec society.