June 20th, 2024

Jonathan Senecal, Audrey Leduc named Canada’s top university sport athletes

By The Canadian Press on June 10, 2024.

Montreal Carabins quarterback Jonathan Senecal looks to pass against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds during first half Vanier Cup football action in Kingston, Ont. on Saturday, Nov.25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CALGARY – University of Montreal quarterback Jonathan Senecal and Laval sprinter Audrey Leduc have been named Canada’s U Sports athletes of the year.

They were chosen from eight nominees, four of each gender, from each of Canada’s four university conferences.

In addition to leading the Carabins to a 2023 Vanier Cup title, Senecal was named MVP of that game and earned the Hec Crighton Trophy as the top football player in Canadian university sport.

The 24-year-old from Mirabel, Que., was just the second player to claim all three football trophies after Calgary’s Don Blair in 1995.

Leduc was the fastest Canadian woman in the 60 metres this year and went unbeaten in that distance en route to a national university title in March

Since then, the 25-year-old from Gatineau, Que., broke Canadian records in the women’s 100 and 200 metres.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 10, 2024.

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