Engineering Students Receive Athletic Awards

April 8, 2011

Engineering students figured prominently at McMaster's Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony this year. Five engineering students received awards or were named Team MVPs at the April 4 event held in the Burridge Gymnasium.

Nathan Cox, fifth-year electrical engineering student and swim team captain, was presented the Dr. Ray Johnson Award, as the graduating male student-athlete who best exemplifies the ‘Spirit of McMaster’ while showing noteworthy athletic ability.

Cox obtained the highest grades of any McMaster student-athlete and was an OUA medallist as part of the freestyle relay swim team. He also qualified for the CIS swimming championships. In addition, he found time to volunteer for team outreach programs and events such as the Relay for Life, the Good Sheppard clothing drive, the Kidney Run, and the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up.

Ryan Loveday, an engineering and management student, was co-recipient of the Bruce Cochrane Award with Laura Reitmuller, athletic therapist for football and wrestling. The Award is presented to the student(s) who best demonstrate(s) unwavering dedication and service to their team, club, or group.

Loveday took on the role of the Marauder football team's film and scout team coordinator after suffering a serious shoulder injury that ended his playing career. He was recognized for the countless hours he spent breaking down game and practice film to help the team prepare for games. He was also active as a coach on the field, working with Marauder quarterbacks and helping with the offensive.

Ben Oliver
Nathan Cox wins the Dr. Ray Johnson Award and Ryan Loveday co-recipient of the Bruce Cochrane Award.

Three engineering students were named McMaster Team MVPs for 2010/11. They were:

  • Allison Bennett, third-year Civil Engineering (Structural & Geotechnical), Women’s Badminton, Team Captain
  • Michael Irvine, Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Men’s Fencing, Senior Team Captain
  • Joe Tallis, Chemical Engineering, Men’s Lacrosse, CUFLA National Championship tournament MVP
With notes from McMaster Marauder Athletics awards story

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