Riley Saliken Wins RMC Male Athlete Of The Year

From Abbotsford Rugby. Abbotsford’s Riley Saliken (Bateman grad) has been playing rugby for the Royal Military College in Ontario and recently won the 2013 honour of Male Athlete of the Year. We wish Riley the best in his studies and all of his rugby endeavours.

Courtesy of Ontario University Athletics

KINGSTON, Ont. – The achievements and successes of RMCC varsity athletes were highlighted throughout the annual Varsity Awards Ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, March 20th.

Michelle Hamilton (Winnipeg, MB) won her first Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup as RMC Female Athlete of the Year. Hamilton is the first RMCC female athlete to be named an OUA first team all-star, as she led the country in scoring by a midfielder this past season. The third-year Honours Business Administration student was also selected as the top third-year athlete at the college.

Riley Saliken (Abbottsford, BC) was named the 2013 Tommy Smart Cup award recipient as RMC Male Athlete of the Year. The fourth-year History major was named an OUA all-star for a third time, while leading his team in tackles. He was also named player of the match by the opposing coach on five occasions this past season.

Jason Song (Maple Ridge, BC), a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student, was named recipient of the H.R.H. Prince of Wales Cup for his excellence in all four components throughout his college years. The 2011-12 Tommy Smart Cup recipient has maintained the highest marks in a demanding academic program, while recording among the top scores on the physical fitness tests while time at RMC.

The Captain Matthew Dawe Memorial Cup is awarded annually to the outstanding male or female ROTP varsity athlete, of any year, who excels in all aspects of College life at RMC. Alex Pym (Winnipeg, MB) has been one of the leaders of the men’s hockey team over the past two seasons. The Aeronautical Engineering student was able to balance the demands of varsity hockey while volunteering his time with local minor hockey groups. The stalwart defenceman also earned the top second year athlete award, as well as being recognized as the Top Team Captain.

The women’s soccer team was well represented on the evening, as Mireille Musca was named top first year athlete, while the team was named RMCC Team of the Year following their first OUA playoff appearance since 2008. Steven Morris of the men’s fencing team was named top fourth year athlete.

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