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February 1, 2024 | Hockey (W)

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Emmy Fecteau named one of U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

4th year forward Emmy Fecteau has been named one of the Top 8 student-athletes in U SPORTS, thanks to her success in the classroom, on the ice and in the community.

In 2022-23, 4,900 student-athletes achieved U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status. Of those student-athletes who have an average of 80 per cent or better in the academic year, U SPORTS has selected eight that have gone above and beyond.

"These eight outstanding individuals represent the more than 4,900 U SPORTS student-athletes who achieved excellence in the classroom and on the field of play this past year," said Pierre Arsenault, U SPORTS CEO. "They're the crème-de la-crème of Canadian students, and we are fortunate to have the support of the Governor General and the Speaker of the House as we recognize our Top 8 Academic All-Canadians."

Anna Gainey, member of the House of Commons and Liberal MP for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, had a message for Fecteau in the House of Commons: "Finally, I give a special shout-out to Emmy Fecteau, captain of the Concordia Stingers women's varsity hockey team, who call NDG's Ed Meagher Arena home. In addition to stellar grades and many athletic accolades, Emmy is active in our community, coaching girls' hockey and as the lead instructor at the Stinger hockey school.

I thank Emmy for having such a positive impact on our community and for inspiring future generations of young girls to play hockey. I congratulate her and all the student athletes. I encourage them to continue their exceptional work."

Emmy's impact at Concordia has been felt since she first arrived at Loyola and was named RSEQ Rookie of the Year in 2019-20. Since then Fecteau has been collecting individual and team accolades, including RSEQ 1st team all-star, 2nd team U SPORTS All-Canadian, two RSEQ gold medals, a U SPORTS National Championship and a FISU Games gold medal with Team Canada.

"Emmy embodies everything we want our student-athletes to be," said women's hockey head coach Julie Chu. "She is enthusiastic and committed to her studies. She is dedicated and passionate about becoming the best player she can be, and she does both of these extremely well, not once in a while, but every single day. Emmy is a tremendous leader both on and off the ice, and we are really proud of the positive impact she has on our team and on our community."

In October 2023, she was named the Isobel Gathorne-Hardy female player of the year by Hockey Canada. She was named one of eight athletes participating in its Creating Coaches initiative, which provides mentorship, coach education, professional development, and an honorarium to aspiring coaches. Ahead of the 2023-24 season, Fecteau was named captain of women's hockey - currently sitting as the #1 team in Canada with a perfect 24-0 record.

So far this season, Fecteau has a total of 21 points, 9 goals and 12 assists, averaging just over a point per game.