Athletes of the Year
April 5, 2013

Date: April 5, 2013

(London, Ontario)

– Fanshawe College Student Intercollegiate Office announced Friday that Intercollegiate Student Athletes Clint Smith and Jordan Ariss have been named Fanshawe College Athletes of the Year.

Jordan Ariss:

Jordan lives, breathes and eats the sport of curling. This year Jordan was given the role of skip on the women's curling team. There is a tremendous amount of pressure and responsibility in throwing the last rocks and dictating the strategy for a curling team. This is especially true for a team that is trying to defend a National Championship. Jordan assumed this role and led by example on and off the ice.

Jordan honed her skills as skip during league games at the Highland Curling Club and through countless hours of practice and studying the sport of curling. At the OCAA Provincial Championships, Jordan was named a First Team All Star and led the Falcons to a bronze medal performance. At the CCAA National Championships, Jordan was once again selected as an All Star and led the Falcons to National gold, with a 7-1 tournament record.

Jordan also excels in the classroom. She is also the recipient of the OCAA All Academic and SIRC Academic All Canadian Awards while maintaining a 4.2 GPA in the Office Administration program. She is well deserving of the Female Athlete of the Year award for the second consecutive year.

Clint Smith:

After an amazing regular season including individual gold medal performances at the St. Lawrence and Seneca Invitational's, Clint led the Men's Cross Country team to an OCAA Team Gold and Provincial Championship. He also won the individual gold with a time of 24:53. The team then went to the CCAA National Championships in St. Lambert, Quebec, where Clint again led the charge, taking home

individual silver and helping Fanshawe to win the Team National Championship. This is the second time in the last three years where Clint has been the lead runner for a National Championship team from Fanshawe.

Clint also excelled in the classroom. Clint is enrolled in the Business program and maintains a 3.93 GPA. He is the recipient of the OCAA All Academic and SIRC Academic All Canadian Awards.

Clint, who is both the team captain and MVP, always is looking to help his fellow teammates. His coaches have said that he is always first to support and congratulate others. Clint has had an amazing year both on the course and in the classroom and is well deserving of the Male Athlete of the Year Award.


For further information, please contact:

Rob Thorpe Fanshawe College 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6 Office: 519-452-4430 x3923 |