2 badminton athletes named top Vipères

by Sudbury Sports Staff | April 22, 2013

Boreal Athletes

College Boreal top athletes Patrick Michel and Valérie Breen stand with college president Denis Hubert-Dutrisac. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Close to 70 athletes and dignitaries from Collège Boréal met earlier in April for the 18th annual Athletics Awards. This event celebrated the college year’s successes with more than $19,000 in bursaries awarded to deserving athletes, who excelled both academically and athletically.

Badminton players Valérie Breen and Patrick Michel were named the female and male athlete of the year, respectively. Breen, a native of Ottawa, took fifth a the 2011 Badminton Nationals, fourth at the 2013 Badminton Nationals, and was also named a OCAA All-Star. Michel, a Sudbury native, played for both the badminton and golf teams, was also named to the OCAA All-Star team.

“Young athletes from all over the province have made the choice to study at Collège Boréal because of the quality of our programs and the high level of play of our sport teams,” said Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, Boréal president. “I would like to thank our coaching team, our student life team and our sport centre for their dedicated work and, more particularly, I would like to thank all our students who distinguish themselves with their excellent academic and sporting results.”

In total, 47 athletic bursaries were awarded, including the Dennis Dionne Bursary, in memory of a 10-year veteran assistant coach of the badminton team who passed away last year.

Individual award winners were as follows:

Women’s Badminton
MVP – Valérie Breen
Most Improved – Jasmine Sabourin
High Performance Athlete- Jenna Dupuis

Men’s Badminton
MVP – Patrick Michel
Most Improved – Marquis Martel
High Performance Athlete – Justin Richardson

Women’s Golf
Most Improved – Cynthia Raymond

Men’s Golf
MVP – Dave Labrecque
Most Improved – Michel Ouellette
High Performance Athlete – Patrick Michel

Women’s Volleyball
MVP – Stephanie Fortier
Most Improved – Mélissa Michaud
High Performance Athlete – Sophie Bernier-Gagnon

Men’s Volleyball
MVP – Éric Larabie
Most Improved – Kyle Chartrand
High Performance Athlete – Marc Leclair

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