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Kelsi Mayne performing on stageAlex Cyr’s profile of Lancer alum turned country singer Kelsi Mayne helped him win Correspondent of the Year honours from Canada’s governing body for university sport. Photo credit: Gene Shilling.

Lancer alum noted for sports reporting

U Sports and the Globe and Mail newspaper have recognized master of human kinetics candidate Alex Cyr as Correspondent of the Year for his work to promote university sports in Canada.

Cyr contributed reporting for the UWindsor sports information office while competing with the Lancers in cross country and track and field.

In announcing the award, U Sports cited the quantity and quality of his work, the diversity of his written portfolio, his punctuality, and his ability to find and pitch interesting stories. It called a piece on former Lancer track and field star turned country music sensation Kelsi Mayne one of the highlights of Cyr’s written portfolio; read “Sprinting to Stardom.”

Cyr tells the story of his senior year running with the St. Francis Xavier University X-Men in a book entitled Runners of the Nish, published in 2018. He plans to begin studies this September in the Master of Journalism program at Ryerson University.

Jessica Carmichael earned the story of the year award for an article she published in the McMaster University student paper, the Silhouette.

Both Carmichael and Cyr are part of the U Sports Correspondent Program, which gives student-journalists the opportunity to write human-interest stories and profiles on Canadian student-athletes and programs.