Canada West Champion. U SPORTS Champion. Qualifying as Team Canada for the 2021 Winter Universiade Games in Switzerland.
The first half of 2020 was incredibly successful for former Pandas Curling skip, and Faculty of Nursing graduate, Selena Sturmay.
And yet, perhaps the most meaningful award or accolade was given to Sturmay on Wednesday, as she was awarded the 2019/20 Kathlete Yetman Trophy as the top female Academic All-Canadian at the University of Alberta.
“It’s been amazing, throughout my athletic and academic career at the UofA. Being an Academic All-Canadian, and receiving this award, is something that is near and dear to my heart,” said Sturmay, who graduates as a three-time Academic All-Canadian. “I put a lot of effort and pride into my studies, and I’m thankful we have the AAC award to celebrate the student-athletes not only for their athletic accomplishments, but also their academics.”
Very few student-athletes are able to meet the challenging demands that come from the Faculty of Nursing, and even fewer are able to do it while being an Academic All-Candian and a championship curler.
Even more impressive, Sturmay was also able to add in a heavy involvement with the University Athletics Board as the team rep for Pandas Curling. Her role with the student-athlete led community service group including organizing all team initiatives such as Read-In-Week, Stollery Bear Hugs, and Gym Class Heroes.
Sturmay is one of just six student-athletes from Nursing to be an Academic All-Canadian in 2019/20, and is the first ever Pandas Curler to be awarded the Kathlete Yetman Trophy.