March 31, 2005


Drew Love, Director of Physical Recreation & Athletics is pleased to announce Osvaldo Jeanty, a third year Guard on the Men's Varsity Basketball team and Mihaela Jekic, a fourth year member of Carleton's Sabre Fencing team are the 2005 Carleton University Athletes of the Year. In addition, Mr. Love is pleased to announce Mike Smart, a graduating fifth year Guard on the Men's Basketball team and Stacey Siopis, a fifth year graduating member of the Women's Soccer team are the 2005 Graduating Athletes of the Year. Dave Smart, Carleton's Men's Basketball Coach is the Ravens Coach of the Year and Gail Blake, the Ravens Assistant Athletic Director is the 2005 recipient of the Varsity Council Award.

Jeanty, who hails from Gloucester, Ontario, helped lead the Ravens to their third straight OUA and CIS Championships. The veteran Raven guard, led the team in scoring with 367-points for a 16.68 points per game average. Osvaldo was named to the 2005 OUA East First All-Star team, selected as a Second Team All-Canadian and was the OUA Male Athlete of the Week, for the week ending January 24th, 2005. Jeanty was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 CIS National Championship game for scoring 24-points and leading Carleton to a 68-48 victory over the Concordia University Stingers. This was a CIS record third straight year in which Jeanty was named MVP of the Championship Basketball Game. Jeanty's career record as a student-athlete in regular and post season games is 83-1.

Jekic, a native of Toronto, Ontario, was selected as the 2005 Dave O'Donnell Trophy recipient as the OUA Female Fencer of the Year for combining sportsmanship with excellence in the classroom and athletics. Jekic was the 2005 OUA Individual Sabre Champion as she defeated a field of 60 Sabre Fencers to claim the top prize. She was named an OUA All-Star and the team's Most Valuable Player for 2005. Jekic led Carleton to an overall team OUA Silver Medal in Sabre. She becomes the second Fencer to receive the Ruth Coe Memorial Award in the last decade.

Smart, closes out one of the most brilliant careers in the history of Carleton's Athletic Department. A true candidate for the Jack Vogan Memorial Award. The fifth year guard from Napanee, Ontario finished his career with an OUA/CIS regular and post season record 78 straight wins. He was part of three straight OUA (Provincial) and three straight CIS (National) Championship teams. His personal record on the court was 128-8 in league and playoff games. Mike was named the 2004 Carleton University Athlete of the Year, 2004 OUA Male Athlete of the Year, 2004 Team MVP. In 2005, he joined the list of Ravens that were selected CIS First Team All-Canadians. Mike was also selected First Team OUA East All-Star and was the OUA & CIS Athlete of the Week, for the week ending March 21st, 2005. Regarded as the floor leader the veteran Guard was considered a "Coach on the Floor."

Siopis, is the very definition of an All-Star defender. The fifth year veteran from Pickering, Ontario, has very little offensive statistics, but if you watched Carleton University's Women's Soccer matches over the past five years, there was no one as dominate as Siopis on the Raven back line. Over the past five years Carleton's Women's Soccer team gave up no more than 10 goals, only once, in their 10 regular season schedule. Siopis was selected an OUA East All-Star four times, becoming only the second Carleton Women to receive four All-Star selections in her playing career. The Criminology major was selected as the Ravens 2003 OUA Women of Influence for her work in the classroom and on the field. Stacey represent the Ravens as a member of Team Canada, at the 2003 World University Games, in Korea. The same year she was named Most Valuable Player of the Women's Soccer team. Stacey becomes the third Women's Soccer player to receive this award and the second in a row, Asta Wallace was selected as the 2004 Graduating Female Athlete of the Year.

Smart, was selected as the recipient of the Pat O'Brien Memorial Award, as Carleton University's Coach of the Year. Smart guided Carleton to their third straight CIS National Championship. The team finished the OUA/CIS regular and post season with a 28-0 record and Dave was selected as the 2005 OUA and CIS Coach of the Year.

Each year the Carleton University Ravens Varsity Council selects a member of the Department of Athletics and recognizes them with their annual Varsity Council Recognition Award. The Varsity Council has selected Gail Blake, the Assistant Director of Athletics (Varsity) for her leadership of the 17 Varsity Programs, more than 350 Student-Athletes and more than 50 Coaches and Administrators that make up Varsity Athletics program at Carleton. This will also be Blake's last Varsity Banquet as she plans to retire in June, 2005 after a 38 year career with Carleton University.

2005 Team MVP's

Men's Basketball- Jean Emmanuel Jean Marie Was one of the most consistent starters on a 28-0 CIS National Champion Ravens Basketball team. He led the team in Offensive Rebounds with 51 and Blocked Shots with 7. Was selected as a Raven Athlete of the Week in November, 2004.

Women's Basketball- Sarah Kennedy Was second on the team in five offensive categories and was the team leader on the court during the team's rebuilding season. Was selected as a Raven Athlete of the Week in November, 2004.

Women's Field Hockey-Heather Hunter The veteran captain was selected an OUA All-Star for her leadership on the young Field Hockey team which improved by 8-team points in the standings. She scored twice during the OUA season.

Men's Rugby-David Thompson This two-time OUA All-Star was the team's leader on the field, as he helped Carleton stay in the "Elite Six" qualifying for the OUA post season tournament a second straight year.

Men's Soccer-Timothy Khaemba Tim was selected as the OUA Rookie of the Year for leading Carleton and the OUA in scoring with 8 goals. Khaemba was also selected an OUA All-Star.

Women's Soccer-Diana Burmester She led the Ravens in scoring with 9 goals and was named a First Team OUA East/West All-Star and Second Team CIS All-Star.

Men's Waterpolo-Zoltan Csepregi Zoltan led Carleton with 50 goals during the 2004 campaign. His presence in the pool helped Carleton earn the 2004 OUA Silver Medal.

Women's Waterpolo-Sarah Reid Named an OUA All-Star, Sarah was second on the team in scoring with 20 goals. She helped Carleton earn a school record 18th straight post season appearance and 15th provincial medal, Bronze.

Women's Fencing-Mihaela Jekic Jekic was selected as the OUA Female Fencer of the Year, she won the 2005 Individual OUA Sabre Championship and helped Carleton Women's Sabre team earn an OUA Silver Medal.

Men's Fencing-Abimanyu Mukerji Manu won the OUA Individual Sabre Championship in 2005. He was selected as an OUA All-Star and helped Carleton's Men's Fencing program win the 2005 overall Silver Medal.

Men's Golf-Greg Lamb Greg led Carleton with a two-day total of 157, at the 2005 OUA Men's Golf Championship.

Men's Rowing-Cory Dawson Was a member of the 2005 Raven Lightweight Rowing 8 that won the 2005 OUA Bronze Medal, at the OUA Championships.

Women's Rowing-Jillian Secord Was one of the veteran leaders of a young Rowing program that is rebuilding.

Women's Swimming-Heather Macdonald First year Raven that qualified for the 2005 CIS National Championships by swimming the 50meter breastroke in a time of 35.25.

Men's Swimming-Keegan Harris Qualified for his fourth straight CIS National Championship in 2005, by swimming the 50meter breastroke in a time of 31.08.

Men's Nordic Ski-Dana Klassen Helped the Ravens earn the overall OUA Bronze Medal and the OUA Silver Medal in the Relay Race.

Women's Nordic Ski-Eva Szabo Helped the Ravens win the 2005 OUA Gold Medal in the Relay Race and won the 2005 Individual OUA Silver Medal in the 5km Skate.

For further information contact, David Kent, Sports Information, 613-293-5368