Lancer honoured among nation’s top student athletes

Canadian University Sport named UWindsor kinesiology grad Erika Reiser (BHK 2011) to its Academic Top 8 for the 2010/11 season.

The former Lancer pole vaulter graduated in movement science this spring with a grade point average of 12.4 on a 13-point scale, earning the President’s Medal as the top overall student at the University of Windsor in terms of academic achievement and contribution to campus and community.

In her four years of competition, she won four medals at the Ontario University Athletics championship and three at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, including provincial gold and national silver medals in 2011, leading the Windsor women to the OUA and CIS team banners.

A four-time Academic All-Canadian and member of the Dean’s Honour List, she captured the 2011 DeMarco Trophy as the Lancers’ top female student-athlete. Reiser is now studying medicine at the University of Toronto.

Reiser is the third Lancer to be named to the CIS Academic Top 8, following fellow track and field stars Jackie Malette (2006, 2007) and Noelle Montcalm (2009).

The CIS honours as Academic All-Canadians student athletes who have attained a grade point average of 80 percent or better over the academic year while competing for a university varsity team. The 50 Lancers who qualified in 2010/11 will be celebrated at a breakfast hosted by UWindsor Provost Leo Groarke on October 12.

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