Athletes of the term

Connie Dayboll
Connie Dayboll
Kirsten Jewell
Kirsten Jewell
Leslie Sexton
Leslie Sexton
Bryn Davies
Bryn Davies
Mike Giffin
Mike Giffin
Mike Wilkinson
Mike Wilkinson

Connie Dayboll—Rowing

Dayboll played a large role in the women’s rowing team’s provincial and national championships this year. She won both her races in the OUA championships, picking up her seventh and eighth gold medals and continuing her four-year undefeated streak. She enjoyed success at the national championships, collecting gold and silver medals, and was the runner-up for the national women’s rower of the year award.

Kirsten Jewell—Field hockey

Jewell, a fourth-year midfielder, led the field hockey team with six goals this season, tying her for tenth in the OUA. She also tied for the league lead in goals off penalty corners with five. She helped the Gaels to a fifth-place finish in the playoffs and was named to the OUA First All-Star Team. She was selected as a second-team All-Canadian.

Leslie Sexton—Cross country

Sexton put in strong performances all season, winning both the Hamilton Invitational and the Queen’s Invitational, finishing third at the OUA championships and finishing fifth at the national championships. She was named a CIS All-Canadian and will represent Canada at the World University Cross Country Championships in France next April.

Bryn Davies—Rugby

Davies, a fourth-year scrum-half, led the OUA in scoring with 54 points in the regular season, tallying three tries, 15 converts and three penalty kicks. In the Gaels’ 99-0 win over Trent in the quarter-finals, Davies scored two tries and added six converts for 22 points. Davies was named the OUA’s MVP.

Mike Giffin—Football

Football running back Mike Giffin emerged as a premier power back in the CIS.

Giffin rushed for more than 100 yards in all eight regular season games. In total, the fourth-year player rushed for 1,157 yards, good for third in Canada and breaking the school record set in 1992 by Brad Elberg. He also set Queen’s records for touchdowns, with 16 and points, with 96. Giffin was named a first-team All-Canadian.

Mike Wilkinson—Rowing

Wilkinson shared National Oarsman of the Year honours with Tim Colson of Western. The fourth-year student helped earn an OUA gold medal in the men’s heavyweight four and a silver medal in the men’s heavyweight eight.  At the national championships, he was instrumental in a gold medal in the men’s heavyweight pair and a bronze in the men’s open eight.

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