Congratulations to Josie Cascoigne, winner of the Student-athlete Community Serivce Award.
Fourth-year Huskies forward Josie Gascoigne is the 2018-19 recipient of the AUS student-athlete community service award and the AUS nominee for the U SPORTS Sylvia Sweeney award.
A five-foot-10 commerce student from Dartmouth, N.S., Gascoigne has achieved success on the basketball court and in the classroom, while also being heavily involved in the community.
Gascoigne started in 19 games for the Huskies this season, finishing with 8.3 points per game, and 4.4 rebounds per game.
She holds a 4.2 GPA and has maintained academic all-Canadian status since her arrival at Saint Mary's. Gascoigne is also the top academic student-athlete in the Saint Mary's basketball program.
A member of the Open Doors, Open Minds student mentorship program, she has been heavily involved on campus throughout her time at Saint Mary's.
She is a member of the Saint Mary's University Student-Athlete Council, as well as a campus member of the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI).
Gascoigne is a member of Huskies Move for Inclusion—a program that organizes sporting activities for children with disabilities—and is a coordinator for Motionball—a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
She was also a student facilitator with the 2018 Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative, and is a basketball referee for Saint Mary's intramurals.
"Josie has been involved in the community as well as very active on campus throughout her time at Saint Mary's," said Huskies head coach Scott Munro. "Her involvement in the community as well as on campus is very impressive. Josie has done all of this while carrying a consistent 4.2 GPA. She is one of the most driven, organized and committed student-athletes I have coached."
Gascoigne now becomes the AUS nominee for the U SPORTS Sylvia Sweeney Award.
AUS student-athletes have taken home the national honour the past three seasons. UPEI's Kiera Rigby won the award last season, with Acadia's Katie Ross taking home the honours in 2016-17 and Dalhousie's Ainsley MacIntyre in 2015-16.
Complete All-star listing:
First Team All-Stars
Hannah Brown, Cape Breton Capers (5th year – North Sydney, N.S.)
Haley McDonald, Acadia Axewomen (3rd year – Port Williams, N.S.)
Carolina Del Santo, UPEI Panthers (3rd year – Barcelona, Spain)
Sydney Stewart, Memorial Sea-Hawks (5th year – London, Ont.)
Monique Calliste – Cape Breton Capers (3rd year – Toronto, Ont.)
Second Team All-Stars
Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI Panthers (3rd year – Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
Mikaela Dodig, UNB Reds (3rd year – Bolton, Ont.)
Robertha Charles, Dalhousie Tigers (3rd year – Montreal, Que.)
Jayda Veinot, Acadia Axewomen (1st year – Port Williams, N.S.)
Sydney Ezekiel, Memorial Sea-Hawks (5th year – St. John's, N.L.)
Jayda Veinot, Acadia Axewomen (Port Williams, N.S.)
Alaina McMillan, Saint Mary's Huskies (Brantford, Ont.)
Lia Kentzler, Dalhousie Tigers (Gottingen, Germany)
Brianna Gottschall, StFX X-Women (Antigonish, N.S.)
Katie Daley, UNB Reds (Fredericton, N.B.)