February 28, 2018

(London, Ontario) – Fanshawe Athletics announced today, that Men's Badminton student-athlete Sahil Sahil (India) has been named the Fanshawe Male Student-Athlete of the Month for February.


Sahil had an extremely successful month of February, as he helped the Fanshawe Falcons Badminton team move up to #7 in the CCAA National Rankings. At the OCAA West Regionals hosted by University of Toronto Mississauga February 2-3, Sahil finished in first place in the Men's Singles event with a perfect 7-0 record. At the OCAA Provincial Championship at Mohawk College February 16-17, Sahil finished with a silver medal in Men's Singles. He battled Alishan Shalwani of Centennial in the semi-final match and won 21-17, 21-13 to clinch a spot at the CCAA National Championship. Sahil was then matched up against George Brown's Yuge Zeng, the OCAA Men's Badminton Player of the Year, in the final and lost 11-21, 16-21. Sahil will represent the Falcons at the 2018 CCAA Badminton National Championships hosted by Concordia University in Edmonton, Alberta February 28-March 3. The last time a Fanshawe Men's Singles student-athlete qualified for CCAA's was in 2007. Sahil is a first year student-athlete in the Information Security Management program.


For his accomplishments, Sahil will receive a health and wellness package.


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For further information, please contact:


Nicole Carriere

Sports Information Officer - Fanshawe Athletics 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.

London, ON N5Y 5R6

Office: 519-452-4430 x6105