Despite having their seasons cancelled by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, St. Clair’s varsity athletes continued to practice their sports during the past year – and keep their noses stuck in their textbooks.
During its March 23rd meeting, the college’s Board of Governors received an annual update report about varsity athletics.
It showed that, in 2020-21:
• The college's 163 varsity athletes had a collective Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.09.
• 85 percent of varsity athletes successfully completed each course they were enrolled in, and maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0, achieving the requirement to receive a $1,250 athletic scholarship per sport semester.
• Two years ago, St. Clair College was recognized by the OCAA for strong eligibility rates, and this trend has continued at 98 percent this semester.
• In 2020-21, all Saints teams practiced and selected rosters. Each practice was supervised and followed strict COVID-19 protocols, for a total of 137 practices.
• Although the varsity season was cancelled, athletic initiatives have continued with the launching of a new “St. Clair Tradition App” to engage our varsity alumni and student athletes, the introduction of a Women's Sport Leadership Committee to support our young female athletes and provide mentorship opportunities, and significant purchasing of Sports Park equipment and instructional supplies to round out the new facilities.
• The various departments/programs comprising Saints Athletics brought in revenue totalling $1,144,307.
SEE THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING STORY ABOUT THE 2021-22 COLLEGE BUDGET: http://stclair-src.org/news/need-know-news/board-budget-maintaining-enrolment-means-ongoing-financial-stability
SEE THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING STORY ABOUT THE COLLEGE’S STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR: http://stclair-src.org/news/need-know-news/what-were-doing-where-were-going-next-year
SEE THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING STORY ABOUT BUILDING “EXPERENTIAL LEARNING” INTO ALL OF THE COLLEGE’S PROGRAMS: http://stclair-src.org/news/need-know-news/college-strives-instill-real-world-experience-all-programs