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April 10, 2016 6:55 AM

Conestoga honours top athletes

Conestoga’s top athletes were honoured at the 48th annual Athletic Banquet held April 6 at Conestoga Place in Kitchener.

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Jennifer Farquhar and James Innis were named Conestoga’s top athletes of the year at the annual Athletics Banquet held on April 6.

Men’s rugby player James Innis was named Male Athlete of the Year. Innis, from Collingwood, plays the 8 man position for the Condors. He participated in every match over the last two years and helped his team make the playoffs for the last three years. The team won a bronze medal in 2013. This year Innis was the OCAA west division scoring champion scoring eight tries in five games. He was also named an OCAA all-star the last three years.

In addition to being named athlete of the year, Innis was also recognized as the team’s MVP for the second year in a row.

Jennifer Farquhar was named the Female Athlete of the Year. Farquhar, from Waterloo, has been a member of the women’s outdoor and indoor soccer teams for three years. On the outdoor team she played midfield and striker, and served as co-captain for two years. Farquhar helped lead her team to the playoffs in all three outdoor seasons, scoring 10 goals and numerous assists during that time.

She led the indoor team to the OCAA championships in all three years, with a bronze medal win in 2014. She has been an OCAA league all-star the last two years and won the indoor team MVP in 2013 and the outdoor team MVP in 2014. Farquhar was named the indoor team MVP again for 2015.

Both Innis and Farquhar are Practical Nursing students who have completed Conestoga’s Pre-Health Sciences program. Innis has also completed the Health Science Foundations - General Arts & Science certificate program.

Other MVP and coaching awards were also presented at the banquet and the OCAA all-academic winners were recognized.