Mustangs' Trung named among OUA's Women of Influence

By Communications Staff
April 22, 2013

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HAMILTON – Western Mustangs swimmer Jennifer Trung has been named one of Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Women of Influence for 2013. The award, now in its 10th year, honours female student-athletes who have excelled in their chosen sports and fields of study.

Trung, a fourth-year swimmer and Medical Sciences student, has been one of the Mustangs most outstanding student-athletes in both the pool and the classroom over the past four years. A top student, Trung has won 15 OUA medals, including nine gold, during her career.

She also holds two Western records as an individual in the 50 Metre and 100 Metre Backstroke and along with her teammates holds OUA records in the 4x400 Metre Medley Relay and 4x400 Metre Freestyle Relay.

Earlier this month the Maple, Ont., native was also awarded the 57th F.W.P. Jones Trophy for her outstanding contribution to intercollegiate athletics during her time at Western.

Trung, along with the other Women of Influence, will be honoured at a luncheon in Gravenhurst, Ont. The guest speaker at this year’s event will be Diana Matheson from the Canadian women’s soccer team.

Other winners included:

  • Brock Badgers: Laura Zavaglia, Physical Education, Soccer;
  • Carleton Ravens: Brianna DeSouza, Commerce, Soccer;
  • Guelph Gryphons: Rachel Aubry, Human Kinetics, Track and Field;
  • Lakehead Thunderwolves: Breanne Hilhorst, Psychology, Volleyball;
  • Laurentian Lady Vees: Renee Jacques, Medicine, Soccer;
  • McMaster Marauders: Victoria Coates, Geography and Political Science, Cross Country/Track and Field;
  • Nipissing Lakers: Ashley Poirier, Physical Education, Soccer;
  • UOIT Ridgebacks: Vanessa Johnstone, Communications, Hockey/Tennis;
  • Ottawa Gee-Gees: Sarah de Carufel, Civil Engineering, Soccer/Track and Field;
  • Queen's Gaels: Natalie Gray, Nursing, Volleyball;
  • RMC Paladins: Olivia Clarke, Chemistry, Soccer;
  • Ryerson Rams: Angela Tilk, International Economics and Finance, Basketball;
  • Toronto Varsity Blues: Tamara Jewett, History and Literature Studies, Cross Country/Track and Field;
  • Trent Excaliber: Sondra Breedon, Forensics, Fencing;
  • Waterloo Warriors: Brianna Cunningham, Kinesiology, Rugby;
  • Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks: Fiona Lester, Biology, Hockey;
  • Windsor Lancers: Nicole Sassine, Education, Track and Field; and
  • York Lions: Felicia Turone, Concurrent Education, Soccer.


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