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October 15, 2020 | Rugby (W)

Tess Armstrong was the recipient for the second year in a row.Tess Armstrong was the recipient for the second year in a row.

Tess Armstrong awarded Kelly-Anne Drummond Scholarship

The Concordia University athletics department is pleased to announce fourth-year forward Tess Armstrong of the women's rugby team is the 2020 recipient of the Kelly-Anne Drummond Scholarship.

The scholarship was created by Drummond’s mother, Doreen Haddad, in partnership with the Stingers women's rugby program. Valued at $1,000 a year, the award recognizes an outstanding full-time undergraduate student who balances successful academic achievement with participation on the university women's rugby team.

Drummond, who was passionate about playing rugby for the Stingers, graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 2002, and passed away tragically in 2004. The award continues her legacy. In her honour, friends, family and members of Concordia's extended community will continue to promote education and sport.

Armstrong is the recipient for the second consecutive year. This student-athlete from Beaconsfield, Que. has an impressive annual GPA of 3.60 in Leisure Sciences.

The recipient is also expected to be an active member in the community, a positive role model on and off the field, and a great teammate.

Armstrong has met all the requirements and more. She has a long list of community involvement and volunteer work including coaching junior players at her rugby club and a local high school, volunteering with students requiring adapted physical education and packing sandbags when there’s spring flooding.

Head coach Jocelyn Barrieau praises Armstrong for being an exceptional role model dedicated to her studies and sport. She also applauds her leadership and her efforts to keep the team connected during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.