Concordia Stinger wrestler Francis Carter was a two-time winner as the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) honoured the top student-athletes in Quebec at a gala awards night in Montreal last week.
Carter was awarded a $2250 bursary as the Molson Foundation’s top academic male athlete in Quebec. Last year, he maintained a perfect grade-point average of 4.3 and earned 24 credits towards his BA in Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience).
The Montrealer earned an additional $2000 as one of three finalists for the outstanding male athlete in an individual sport. Carter won a gold medal and was the outstanding male wrestler at the 2018 U SPORTS championship.
Overall 12 Stingers received bursaries. The recognition was spread across several categories including athletic performance, academic accomplishments and recruiting awards.
Star basketball player Coralie Dumont was awarded $2000 as a finalist for outstanding female athlete in a team sport. Last season she was named to the U SPORTS all-rookie team.
Defensive back Khadeem Pierre of the football team received an athletic bursary. He was a conference all-star and U SPORTS all-Canadian in 2017.
Recruiting bursaries were also awarded to several Stingers:
- Aly Barghout – wrestling - $10,000
- Rosalie Bégin- Cyr – hockey - $10,000
- Myriam Leclerc – basketball - $10,000
- Stéphanie Lemelin – hockey - $10,000
- Nelly Owusu – basketball - $10,000
- Virginie Kaze-Gascon – wrestling - $3000
- Sophie Leboeuf – wrestling - $3000
- Madison Oakes – hockey - $3000
- Aleks Simeunovic – basketball - $3000
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.