Sports in brief: December 2, 2009

Dijk qualifies for national championship

After an incredible performance at the invitation-only University Challenge Cup, Renee Dijk, a rookie on Laurier’s swim team qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) finals.

Dijk will join teammate Whitney Rich at the national championship, hosted by the University of Toronto on the weekend of Feb. 18.

Three Hawks named All-Canadians

Over the weekend, Dillon Heap, Courtney Stephen and Giancarlo Rapanaro of Laurier’s football team were recognized as Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) all-stars.

Heap was named to the first-team as a kick returner, while Stephen and Rapanaro made the second-team at safety and linebacker, respectively.

Queen’s takes home 2009 Vanier Cup

On Saturday, the Queen’s Gaels defeated the Calgary Dinos 33-31, to win the 2009 Vanier Cup.

The Gaels are the first team from Ontario to win the Vanier Cup since the Golden Hawks did it in 2005.

The only game the Gaels lost in 2009 was at Laurier, when the Hawks defeated them 25-13 in the final game of the regular season.