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December 3, 2018 | Wrestling - Sport News

Stingers athletes awarded $70,000 in bursaries

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.