The Robert Brooks Scholarship Fund Board of Governors are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of it's annual bursary to support students who have excelled in both academics and squash. This year the four incredible students receiving bursaries are: Alex Collins (Toronto), Amy Commisso (King), Jackson Kay (Toronto), and Heather McLachlan (St. Catharines). Squash Ontario juniors have a long tradition of excelling both on and off the court and we are very proud of all of our graduating juniors that have gone on to represent the province at the highest levels of collegiate squash both domestically and abroad. Good luck to everyone pursuing post-secondary education in September!
About Alex Collins
Alex will be attending his first year at Queen's University this September in the Commerce program. In squash, Alex's most notable achievement came from his 6th place finish at the 2016 Canadian Junior Championships in the Boys Under 17 division. While he excelled academically, he also co-founded and co-ordinated a squash club at his Toronto based school to grow the game of squash. We will see Alex on the Jesters University Squash Circuit this year!
About Amy Commisso
Amy will be attending her first year at Western University this September in the Philosophy and Languages programs. As a multi-titled National and Provincial Champion, we've seen Amy face major successes as well as challenges due to an injury over the years. Nevertheless, she has always remained strong-willed and committed to this sport. She hopes to recruit others to the Mustang squash team in the future and grow the University squash community!
About Jackson Kay
Jackson will be attending his first year at Western University this September in the Business Management program. Jackson chose Western as he wishes to stay in Canada to pursue his education, while playing squash at the highest level possible. Jackson plans on helping build an elite group of squash players at Western, increasing the Canadian University Squash profile!
About Heather McLachlan
Heather will be attending her first year at Brock University this September in the Medical Sciences program. Heather has been an active coach and mentor to many younger athletes for the past two years. While she will play on the women's team at Brock, Heather is excited to be close to 'home' at White Oaks where she will continue to coach and mentor others, as well as stay involved in the White Oaks squash community.
About The Scholarship
The Robert Brooks Bursary has been established by the Braff Family and Friends to offer financial support to Ontario grade 12 students who have excelled in both school and squash. The successful recipients of the Scholarship will be individuals (one male and one female) who have continually shown passion and sportsmanship, both on and off the court, and who are entering higher education (college or university). Successful recipients will have demonstrated a long time commitment to the programming of Squash Ontario. This bursary provides at least $850.00 to each recipient who will have been accepted for continuing education in an accredited college or university.
ALEX RIEDELSHEIMER (2016)
JORDAN MCLACHLAN (2015)
MATTHEW HAFFEY (2013)
NICHOLAS PAVICIC (2012)