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ARC Awards 2020

Gryphon Athletics Announces Annual ARC Part Time Staff Awards

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (GUELPH, Ont.) - The University of Guelph, Department of Athletics announced their employee awards today online. In recent years, the ARC award banquet has become a bright spot on the annual calendar celebrating the hard work and dedication of all 675 part-time staff that contribute to the success of the Department of Athletics. Unfortunately this year, due to concerns about COVID-19 and with the goal of increasing social distancing, the ARC awards banquet was canceled and the awards were instead announced online.

The Directors Award was given to Quincy Sickles-Jarvis from both the Camps and Client Services unit. This award is given to the part time employee who exemplifies the true nature of the department of Athletics. This person is an individual who conducts themselves as an ambassador of the Athletics Department at all times. Quincy has been an instrumental staff member of the Active Kids and Camps Department for the past three years. She has taken on and excelled in a number of leadership roles with a variety of programs. No matter the role Quincy could be counted on to create an atmosphere that is representative of what it means to be a Gryphon, providing the feeling of safety and support to all participants. In both Client Services and Camps she ensures that through her leadership by example philosophy, that other staff would follow her lead and develop an environment that participants look forward to coming to. Her leadership is one that makes her stand out from the crowd and creates connections with everyone she works with.

The Service and Dedication award was given to Sarah Welch from Camps and the Facilities units. This award is presented annually to an individual who puts service first in their daily job and understands the importance of excellent customer service. Sarah has worked for camps and facilities for the past three years and is a former Cross Country and Track and Field athlete. She is described by her supervisors as someone who continuously goes above and beyond to make sure our guests, campers, and parents have a positive Gryphon experience. She has affected many individuals positively through her work ethic and passion for the programs. Sarah is a phenomenal staff member and co-worker who shows up to work early, prepared and focused on the tasks at hand for the day. Without a doubt she has played an important role in many of the Gryphon campers lives, and continues to strive to take our Gryphon programs to new levels with innovative ideas. She creates an atmosphere that campers and staff feel welcomed and supported.

The Matrix Fitness – Student Leadership Award is presented to the part time employee who is a current full time post-secondary undergraduate student and acts as a role model for their peers. This person is a leader within the department of athletics. The winner receives $1,000 from Matrix for winning. The winner of the 2019-20 Matrix Fitness Award is Nickolas Perry. Nick currently works with Joint Health and Safety where on a monthly basis he collaborates with other Athletics department members to ensure the facilities are operating in their safest capacities. He also has worked for facilities, intramurals and sits on the Athletics Advisory Committee. Overall Nick continues to strive as an Athletics student employee, and is continuously striving to give back more.


MAJOR AWARDS Nominees
Thank you to all our nominees in each of our major award categories. Each of you were strong candidates who have excelled.

Directors Award 2020
- Genna Villella
- Quincy Sickles-Jarvis
- Garrett Watkins
- Meghan Lamers
- Aliza Siebenaller
- Olivia La Caprara

Service and Dedication Award 2020
- Brandon Merrick
- Sarah Welch
- Chloe Simpson
- Brittney Rayner
- Zane White
- Sharyanish (Sid) Jain

Matrix Leadership Award 2020
- Mattie Bower
- Amanda Johnson
- Nick Perry

UNIT AWARDS

GRYPHVISION MVP - SCOTT FRASER
FITNESS – ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: PATRICIA SADOWSKI
FITNESS CENTRE STAFF OF THE YEAR: AILEEN ZHANG
FITNESS - HEART AWARD: ZANE WHITE
FITNESS – GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: GARRETT WATKINS
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR: SOPHIE BRUNET
PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR: NICOLE MIRABAL
FITNESS MVP OF THE YEAR: CASSIDY TOBIN
FIELDS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ANDREW FISCHER
FIELDS MVP: EVAN HOSKER
FIELDHOUSE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: BRENDAN CALLAGHAN
FIELDHOUSE MVP: JORDAN KELEMEN
GGAC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: BEDI NDINSIL
GGAC MVP: ANTHONY AZZARELLO
GRYPHON CENTRE ARENA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: KYLE GRIMES
GRYPHON CENTRE ARENA MVP: LAURA TENNANT
CLIENT SERVICES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: PAOLA VARELA
CLIENT SERVICES MVP: MADELEINE COPPOLINO
CLIENT SERVICES TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QUINCY SICKLES-JARVIS
CLIENT SERVICES PLUS-MINUS: KALEY PILON
GOLDEN WHISTLE AWARD: NICK BOULTON AND CASSIDY JACKMAN
BASKETBALL INTRAMURALS:
MVP OF THE YEAR : CASSIDY JACKMAN
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ERYN NAVARRO
FLAG FOOTBALL INTRAMURALS:
MVP: KARLI SHELL
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: FINNIAN COPP

FLOOR HOCKEY INTRAMURALS
OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: HAYLEY FISHER
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: KARLI SHELL
3-PITCH MONITOR OF THE YEAR: AUSTIN BLUE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR SOCCER INTRAMURALS
MVP : TAYLOR COURT
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR : STEVEN BRANKOVAN
VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS
MVP : NOAH OLFERT
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: HANNAH WOOTTEN
ICE HOCKEY
MVP : NICK BOULTON
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: JAKE DESMARAIS
WATERPOLO/ULTIMATE/DODGEBALL INTRAMURAL
MVP: HAYLEY FISHER
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: SARAH NOORDJIK
LOBBALL INTRAMURAL MVP: CHELSEA MICHAEL
ROOKIE OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: KARLI SHELL
OUTSTANDING INTRAMURAL/CLUB ACHIEVEMENT: SHARYANISH JAIN
THE INTRAMURAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR: FINNIAN COPP
AQUATICS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: TAYLOR EMBREE
AQUATICS INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR: SHELBY BRUBACHER
AQUATICS INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR: ZAYN ABBAS
AQUATICS LIFEGUARD OF THE YEAR: HANNAH JOHNSTON
AQUATICS LIFEGUARD OF THE YEAR: IAIN CUMBERLAND
EVENT STAFF ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: AMBER CHAMPAGNE
EVENT STAFF MVP AWARD: KATE RUTHERFORD
THE GDM MVP AWARD: CHRISTIAN STOCKDALE
ACTIVE KIDS TRAILBLAZER AWARD: ALYSSA DEZELL
GRYPHON ACTIVITY CAMPS STAFF “PEOPLE’S CHOICE”: NICOLA BILLINGS


YEARS OF SERVICE

26 YEARS OF SERVICE RECIPIENT:
Jaye Graham

5+ YEARS OF SERVICE RECIPIENTS:

AQUATICS
Justice Luddington
Alexandra Ball

ACTIVE KIDS AND CAMPS
Megan Tout
Sarah Welch

GUELPH GRYPHONS ATHLETICS CENTRE
Matthew Bellerby

FITNESS CENTRE
Agostina Franco
Stefanie Sharp

INTRAMURALS
Finnian Copp

4 YEARS OF SERVICE RECIPIENTS:
FIELDS AND FIELDHOUSE:
Sarah Welch
Nick Perry
Gavin Hossack
Jordan Kelemen
Genna Villella
Maddie Watson
Evan Hosker

ACTIVE KIDS AND CAMPS
Sabrina Smith
Jessica Hohenadel

AQUATICS
Chloe Simpson
Lisa Raggente
Madison Solda
Julia Lewis
Katie Clarke
Samantha Anderson
David Mackenzie
Brittany Rayner
Hannah Woodhouse
Conor Russell
Kyrie Faderbauer

GRYPHON CENTRE ARENA
Patrick Nyman
Liam Weir
Laura Tennant

GUELPH GRYPHON ATHLETICS CENTRE
Nick Perry
Genna Villella
Evan Hosker
Brandon Merrick
Nicole Carson

CLIENT SERVICES
Sabrina Jazic
Quincy Sickles-Jarvis

FITNESS CENTRE
Garrett Watkins
Ajaypal Pawar
Sean Avey

INTRAMURALS
Alex Ward
Aliza Siebenaller
Eric Wilson
Jackie Pallarca

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