Carleton University has announced four new inductees into its revitalized Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame, celebrating excellence in varsity sport. Kicking off the 2014 Throwback weekend, the new members will be honoured at the Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, October 16th.
Nominees were accepted online in two categories. The Athlete category was open to varsity athletes who demonstrated excellence in athletic achievement and have been out of competition at Carleton for at least five years. The Builder category was open to retired coaches, managers, administrators, volunteers, donors and members of the media who made outstanding contributions to the success and growth of varsity sports at Carleton.
“The inductees are incredibly accomplished people who have helped make Carleton the amazing place it is today,” said Jennifer Brenning, director of Recreation and Athletics. “We are happy to be sharing memories with our outstanding athletes and builders and look forward to honouring them this fall.”
This year’s inductees include:
- Osvaldo Jeanty, Men’s Basketball, BCOMM/07
Jeanty is the only athlete in Carleton’s history to have captured five national championships in a team sport and the fourth player in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) history to capture five CIS titles. He was named Carleton’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and Male Graduating Player of the Year in 2006-2007. He was CIS BLG Male Athlete of the Year in 2005-2006 and CIS Basketball Player of the Year in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. Osvaldo was a member of the Canadian Men’s Senior National Team in 2006. He was also named Le Droit-Radio Canada Francophone Athlete of the Year and the City of Ottawa Basketball Athlete of the Year. Osvaldo went on to play professional basketball in Europe from 2007 to 2013.
- Waneek Horn-Miller, Women’s Water Polo, BA/00
Horn-Miller was Women’s Athlete of the Year in 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997. She played on the Carleton team that won the OUA championship in 1994-1995 and 1995-1996. After graduating from Carleton, she went on to win a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1999. She co-captained the Canadian team during the 2000 Summer Olympics and was the first Mohawk woman to compete in the games.
- Marc Lavoie, Men’s Fencing, BAHONS/76
Lavoie was Male Athlete of the Year in 1973-1974 and again in 1974-1975. He was also OUA Champion in 1974-1975. After graduating in 1976, he went on to become a member of the national team and competed in the Olympics in 1976 and 1984. He also competed in the Pan American Games in 1975, 1979 and 1983, and the Commonwealth Games in 1974, 1978 and 1982.
- Paul Correy, former Men’s Hockey coach and supporter, BENG/74
Correy graduated from Carleton University in 1974. Strangely enough, his role at Carleton, post-graduation, required more involvement than ever before. Coinciding with his graduation, Carleton’s Men’s Varsity Hockey program was discontinued. Correy put in an enormous amount of time and effort to revive the team, which was re-launched as a competitive club in 1991. From 1991 to 2006, Correy coached, managed and fundraised for the Carleton Ravens Hockey Club. His years of hard work paid off in 2006-2007 with the revival of the varsity men’s ice hockey team and the completion of a $13 million ice house facility. His tireless efforts were recognized by the Carleton University Alumni Association in 2007 where he was awarded the Volunteer of the Year. Correy continued his volunteer work with the varsity team as the Bald Ravens (men’s hockey alumni) Chapter President from 2006 to 2014.
The four finalists were selected by a committee representing several decades of alumni, media and current varsity athletes. The university will consider nominees every few years and induct three to five each round. As part of the celebration, Carleton is creating a new prominent Hall of Fame in Alumni Hall.
Each of the 32 previous Hall of Fame inductees have been invited to attend the 2014 Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame Gala, to be held in Residence Commons. This event is open to the public and tickets are available by emailing Sarah.Fee@Carleton.ca.
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