The C.S.H.S.A.A. athletic awards include the Gretta Schwartz, John F. Mayell, Booster Club Scholarships and the Father Whelihan Scholarship. Coaches must nominate athletes who qualify for such awards. The criteria for the awards are:
- Athletic Achievement - 40%
- Academic Achievement - 30%
- Leadership - 20%
- Community Involvement - 10%
A student athlete must fill out the application form online before the deadline specified. Please refer to the C.S.H.S.A.A. Awards and the A.S.A.A. Recognition for more information.
The school based athletic awards include the following:
A. Athletic Excellence
Coaches must complete the Saint Francis Athletic Points form and return it to the appropriate teacher in charge of tallying the athletic point totals. Student athletes receive points for their involvement with Saint Francis athletic teams. A student receives 50 points for athletic excellence at the discretion of the coach. A student receives 35 points for athletic honours at the discretion of the coach. A student receives 25 points for athletic participation at the discretion of the coach.
It is the intention of the athletic program to promote student success through their involvement within athletics. Coaches must consider the athletic ability, commitment, leadership and role of each student athlete. Excellence can be measured in a variety of different circumstances and it is left to the discretion of the coach who is involved with communicating such expectations to the athletes. This award should be presented to student athletes who have made a difference to the success of our athletic program. Coaches must establish criteria, which is communicated clearly to the student athletes.
B. Grade Level Athletes of the Year
The coaches of Saint Francis would like to recognize a male and female student athlete for each grade level. It has been felt that a number of top quality athletes who have committed time and energy to making the athletic program a success. Having only one male and female fails to recognize deserving student athletes.
Coaches must complete the awards nomination form at the end of your sports season. Coaches should nominate student athletes who have exceptional athletic ability, high academic standing, leadership ability and a high level of sportsmanship. Once nominated students will be selected based in the criteria listed above. Considerations will be given to the level of competition, time involved and level of achievement.
C. Athletic Letters: Brown and Orange
Athlete Brown Letters are awarded to students who accumulate 200 or more athletic points via the excellence, honours or participation totals provided by each coach for the student athlete’s three year term at Saint Francis.
Athlete Orange Letters are awarded to students who accumulate 400 or more athletic points via the excellence, honours or participation totals provided by each coach for the student athlete’s three year term at Saint Francis.
D. The Misette Lahey Memorial Trophy and The Gary Deman Trophy
These awards are presented to the top male and top female athlete in grade 12. These awards recognize student athletic and academic achievement over a three year commitment to Saint Francis athletics. Consideration to commitment in relation to the season of play will be considered. Senior coaches must nominate student athletes who they feel meet this criteria.