It was a night filled with hardware. The Georgian Grizzlies held their 48th annual varsity awards banquet on April 5 to honour some of their finest athletes, coaches and staff.

Emilie Tyndall and Addison Wallwin each won their second-ever Greer Trophy as top female athletes of the year, sharing the honours after winning it separately over the past two years. The duo earned a bronze medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Associaton (CCAA) championships in the fall.

Wallwin, a Barrie native, also won the Female Academic & Athletic Excellence Award, after earning a 94.6% average this year in her Business Administration Accounting program.

Men’s volleyball player Ryan DeBruyn, who was named an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) East Division First Team All-Star, nabbed the Male Academic & Athletic Excellence Award, achieving a 97.8% average in his Electrical Engineering Technology program.

DeBruyn’s teammate, Barrie native Liam Gray, won the Cloutier Cup as Georgian’s top male athlete. Earlier this year, the Innisdale grad was named a CCAA All-Canadian and is the only Grizzly to ever earn that honour in men’s volleyball.

Georgian’s rookies of the year were Ryan Connolly, a men’s rugby player from Barrie, and women’s volleyball standout Sophia Clement.

Ethan Zhao won the Howard/Belcourt Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship, Dedication, Commitment, Attitude and Leadership, while Sean McEvoy, from the athletic marketing team, took home the McKillican Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Georgian Athletic Department.

In the photo, from the left are: Ryan Connolly, Sean McEvoy, Addison Wallwin, Emilie Tyndall, Liam Gray, Ryan DeBruyn and Ethan Zhao. Photo courtesy of Chris White

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