Atlantic University Sport (AUS) announced the 2019-20 AUS Swimming major award winners, selected by the conference’s head coaches at today’s awards luncheon hosted by Dalhousie University.
Mount Allison's second-year Noah Mascoll-Gomes is named Swimmer of the Year 2019-2020 along with fourth-year Katya Parker, who earned the Student-Athlete Community Service Award 2019-2020.
As a second-year Arts student from St. John’s, Antigua, Noah Mascoll-Gomes earned a total of six first-place wins and five second-place individual finishes throughout the 2019-2020 season via four AUS invitational swim meets.
Noah posted U SPORTS qualifying times in both the 100m and 200m men's freestyle and was also honoured as the AUS Rookie of the Year 2018-19 and Rookie of the Meet 2019-2020; at the 2020 Subway AUS Swimming Championships. At the age of 16, Noah had represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro and for the men's 200-meter freestyle event. He was also flag bearer of Antigua and Barbuda in closing ceremonies. Currently, Noah Mascoll-Gomes is working towards once again qualifying for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more about Noah: https://bit.ly/2TUp0wo
A fourth-year biology student from La Salle, ON, Katya Parker, has experienced success both in the pool and classroom this season; while also finding time to volunteer extensively in the community. This season, she earned a second-place finish in the 100m breaststroke event at the Jack Scholz Invitational meet hosted by Acadia in November. She narrowly missed the podium in the 50m breaststroke event, finishing fourth, and she earned a fifth-place finish in the 200m breaststroke. In the classroom, Parker boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.8. In the community, she lends her time to such initiatives as the S.M.I.L.E. (Sensory Motor Instructional Learning Experience) program and serves as president of the Women in Science program. Parker also volunteers her time at the local hospital and serves as a member of the Shinerama Summer Crew, which raises funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Read more about Katya: https://bit.ly/2OxNAzu
Congratulations to Noah and Katya! #mountiepride