Dean’s Letter

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to this edition of the OCAA’s premier source of collegiate sport. A big thank you goes out to the Humber College and their journalism program for continued support of athletics and academics with the publication of sweat Magazine.

It has been another exciting and historical year in collegiate sports in Ontario. Many congratulations go out to all the student- athletes, coaches and institutions that had success in the 2015-16 season. Also, a big thank you goes out to all the hosts of championships – giving students an opportunity to see places in Ontario they maybe wouldn’t have visited without sport.

The OCAA celebrated its 49th anniversary with institutional pride and engagement seeing thousands of student-athletes compete and awarded Championship laurels in 10 sports and hundreds of individual honours. With this we saw the true value of the meld of athletics and academics played out throughout the campuses of Ontario.

I would also like to recognize some of the triumphs the OCAA has had on the national stage–firstly giving accolades to our institutions that hosted CCAA Championships this past year Fanshawe College,forCurling,Fleming College, for Women’s Soccer, St. Lawrence College Brockville, for Cross Country and St. Clair College, for Women’s Basketball.

The Humber College women’s basketball team made history becoming the first female Ontario team to ever win a National Gold Medal in a team sport with their thrilling victory in March. The OCAA also won national titles in Men’s Soccer (Humber), Women’s Golf (Humber), Women’s Curling (Seneca), Men’s Curling (Humber) as well as individual gold medals in badminton (Men-Seneca, Women and Men’s Doubles, Humber) and cross country (St. Lawrence Kingston – Men).

As we wind down and celebrate another year we look to the future to see which teams and which student-athletes will stake their claim to history and be the next leaders of tomorrow in the fall of 2016.

On behalf the OCAA, its central office, executive and member institutions I would like to congratulate all the student-athletes on a successful year and wish you well as we prepare for our 50th anniversary next fall in the OCAA.

Yours in sport,
Scott Gray, OCAA President