CCAA announces 2015 golf All-Canadians
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2015 CCAA Golf All-Canadians.
The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2015 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Abbotsford, BC.
Brady Stead – Camosun Chargers
- Stead captured the PACWEST gold medal for Individual Cumulative Scoring and was named the PACWEST Player of the Year. A fifth-year player, Stead also led the Chargers to the Conference League Championship. He has a never-ending work ethic and has developed into a leader at Camosun.
Connor O’Dell – UFV Cascades
- The veteran finished second in the PACWEST overall standings and was victorious at the UFV Invitational by three strokes. O’Dell was the Cascades top performer as they won the PACWEST team silver medal. In his third year of eligibility, O’Dell was UFV’s highest-ranked golfer and a terrific leader.
Hannah Dirksen – UFV Cascades
- Dirksen captured the PACWEST individual title by four strokes and also had wins at the KPU and UFV Invitationals. She led the Cascades to a silver-medal performance at the Conference Championship. Dirkson has stepped into the No. 1 role with the Cascades and has become the leader of the squad.
Carolyn Lee – UBC Okanagan Heat
- Lee won two PACWEST tournaments and also led the Heat to a gold medal in team play. She defines student-athlete having been named a recipient of both the CCAA National Scholar and CCAA Academic All-Canadian awards. Her work habits in the classroom translate directly to her efforts on the course, where she has also excelled as a team leader at UBC-O.
Braxton Fox – Augustana Vikings
- Fox fired a final-round 74 to capture the gold medal in individual play at the ACAC Championship. He also led the Vikings to a first-place finish in the team event. The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education student hopes to one day become an NHL referee.
Michael Harrison – Augustana Vikings
- Harrison led the Augustana Vikings men’s team to a Conference Championship in Alberta. The rookie finished second individually at the ACAC Championship, only two shots out of the gold-medal position. Harrison is a Physical Education and Kinesiology student at Augustana.
Kate Griffiths – Red Deer Queens
- Griffiths earned a silver medal at the ACAC Championship. She was victorious at the ACAC North Regional Qualifier. Griffiths is extremely dedicated and driven to excel. She leads by example and pushes her peers and teammates to excel through her dedication and hard work.
Elizabeth Stewart – MacEwan Griffins
- The ACAC Player of the Year and Order of Merit winner led the Griffins to a third ACAC Championship in as many seasons. She also finished in the silver medal positions at both the North and South Regionals. Stewart has been recognized as a favourite in the ACAC to play with because of her attitude and smile. She was awarded the 2014 CCAA Fair Play Award as voted on by fellow competitors and coaches.
Evan Littlefield – Niagara Knights
- Littlefield led Niagara to the OCAA Championship. The Knights were also victorious at the Fanshawe Invitational and Niagara Classic. He fired a final round 69 to capture the individual title at the Conference Championship. Littlefield is a consummate team player and a grinder on the course.
Scott Benzoni – Humber Hawks
- Benzoni captured a pair of silver medals at the OCAA Championships. He placed second individually and led the Hawks to a second-place finish in the team event, only two strokes away from gold. Benzoni became Humber’s go-to player this season and he is one of the finest competitors and gentlemen in collegiate golf.
Lorelle Weavers – Niagara Knights
- Weavers fired consistent rounds of 75-76-75 to capture gold at the OCAA Championships. She was also victorious at the Fanshawe and Georgian Invitationals. The defending CCAA National Champion is a model student-athlete, having also been named an Academic All-Canadian. Weavers’ friendly demeanor with her competitors hides the fierce competitive fire she has.
Emilie Tyndall – Georgian Grizzlies
- Tyndall led Georgian to gold in team play at the OCAA Championship and finished second overall individually. She and the Grizzlies were victorious at the Niagara Invitational. Tyndall’s upbeat personality and focus was contagious this season as she clearly established herself as a leader at Georgian.n tremendous leadership.
Étienne Papineau – St. Lawrence Lions
- Papineau captured the RSEQ individual gold medal, winning two events, including the Conference Championship. He finished the season third in the Quebec Order of Merit standings. Papineau, who finished tenth at the Junior World Championship, is a member of Golf Canada’s development team.
Brendan Smith – Boomerang d’André-Laurendeau
- Smith fired his best round of the season, a one-under par 71, at Continental to lead the André-Laurendeau Boomerang to the RSEQ Championship. Smith is a great teammate with a strong commitment to his game.
Annie Lacombe – Vanier Cheetahs
- Lacombe fired two consistent rounds of 78 at Continental to earn a second-place finish at the RSEQ Championship.
Noémie Ouellette – St. Lawrence Lions
- Ouellette earned the RSEQ individual gold medal, with victories at every conference tournament. Back-to-back 74’s gave her an eight-shot win at the Conference Championship. Ouellette finished the season fourth in the Quebec Junior Girls Order of Merit standings. The Lions captain has also shown tremendous leadership.
Josh Landine – UNB Varsity Reds
- In Landine’s first year of varsity golf, he captured the individual gold medal at the ACAA Championships. He finished in the Top 3 in all four events, including two victories. Landine has an extremely strong work ethic. He is a quiet leader and a true role model for other student-athletes.
Nick Earle – UNB Varsity Reds
- Earle led the Varsity Reds to a second-place finish in the ACAA Championships in their first season of play. The rookie also placed second individually at the Conference Championships. The UNB men’s team was victorious in two of four ACAA events this season.
Jaylene Holmes-Tang – Holland Hurricanes
- Holmes-Tang finished second individually at the ACAA Championships and led the Hurricanes to gold in the team event. She was victorious at the UNB Invitational. Holmes-Tang, a 2014 National Scholar award recipient, is a dual athlete who has also participated at the CCAA Curling National Championships.
Karleigh McEwen – Holland Hurricanes
- In her first season at Holland, McEwen earned victories at two tournaments as well as the ACAA Championship. She also led the Hurricanes to the ACAA team title. McEwen had the lowest scoring average in the conference and improved her play with every round.