Sports in brief: May 30, 2012

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Intramurals wins for outstanding program
For the fifth year in a row, Laurier’s Intramural program is being honoured by the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) for the Ontario’s Outstanding Intramural Recreation Achievement Award. Over 7,000 students participated in newly added programs and activities this past year. Close to 15 teams were added just in intramurals alone, and the club system was introduced with 15 clubs.

Football brings in largest-ever recruiting class
With the dawn of the 2012-13 year nearing, Laurier’s recruiting class has reached 54 athletes, the largest in the football club’s history. The second wave, featuring a large portion of defensive players, will commit to help the Golden Hawks as they head into a reconstructive year.

Crocker honoured as OUA women of influence
At a luncheon of May 8, Laura Crocker was named Laurier’s top female scholar-athlete by Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Crocker, a fourth-year psychology major was also a two-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian; she held an 11.29 GPA. Crocker defended both the OUA and CIS curling titles, and won gold representing Canada at the Kariuzawa International Curling Championships. She was also named the Outstanding Woman of Laurier in March.

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