meet a gee gee

Nieve Seguin is a four-year veteran on the U of O’s women’s volleyball team. Hailing from the small Franco-Ontarian village of Casselman, she looks to help a struggling team come back to relevance while balancing a tough med school schedule.

Meet Nicholas Wagman, captain of the men’s fencing foil team. This first-year master’s of physiotherapy student is a veteran of the sport, having fenced for 17 years. He has accumulated numerous accolades and awards, including an Ontario University Athletics all-star selection this season, and is currently the national university champion for men’s foil.

Nicole Lachance placed fourth in the 800-metre freestyle on Nov. 22 with a total time of 9:01.25 at the Stratten Divisionals. This swimming star is a fourth-year student in philosophy and women’s studies.

Kellie Ring is a fourth-year guard for the Gee-Gees women’s basketball team. She’s a member of the starting lineup, and one of the more experienced players on a young team. The past four years she’s gone through two ACL tears, but she continues to be a leader and looks to push the Gees into promising playoff basketball this season.

First-year public international affairs student Angela Tilk has moved to the capital this year for her master’s program at the University of Ottawa—and for basketball. Tilk had great success at Ryerson University during her undergraduate years. She was known as the strong undersized post across the province. In her first year, she was awarded the Ontario University Athletics East All-Rookie Team, and then in the 2011–2012 season she was given the Second Team East All-Stars award.

This week, the Fulcrum met up with Carling Nigul-Chown to find out more about the third-year social science student and power forward for the women’s hockey team. The British Columbia native stands at 5’10 with a presence that cannot be missed on the ice, regardless of which team you’re on.

The Fulcrum had a chance to sit down with Caleb Agada, second-year point guard for the University of Ottawa men’s basketball team. The men’s team is currently 4–0 in the regular season and on a 12-game winning streak.

Meet the University of Ottawa women’s varsity volleyball team captain Myriam English, a fourth-year social science student, and her sister Kelsie English, also a fourth-year social science student. These two sisters are veterans who are looking to lead the team to the podium this year at nationals.

MEET NATASHA WATCHAM-ROY: fifth-year health sciences student and member of the women’s rugby team. This summer she travelled to Kazan, Russia to compete with fellow Gee-Gee Sarah Meng in the FISU 2013 Summer Universiade, where she helped secure a bronze medal against Great Britain.

Meet Krista Draycott: an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship player and striker for the U of O Gee-Gees women’s varsity soccer team, who is also in her third year as a nursing student.

There’s more to lifeguarding than tans and Ray-Bans, so read on to learn what it takes to compete in this unique sport.

Emma Galbraith ecently broke a school record at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational meet in New York City, running 1000 metres in two minutes and 46.89 seconds—a time that also puts her on top of the Canadian Interuniversity Sports rankings for that race. Think you can beat her time? We dare you to try.

Just like in other team sports, whether you play well or not, your teammates are there to pick up the slack if you had a bad round. We win together and lose together.

For me, coming from a different country, I never felt lonely being here. I just love my team so much, and it’s amazing how we have each other.

It’s totally different than [playing in an] association, because you can actually see people on campus, and we’re around each other most days of the week. There’s that whole mentality of student athletes. We understand that we’re balancing school and sports.

I won a Black History award twice for being a role model. For me, that’s big because I don’t usually win things and I don’t really consider myself a role model.

In an interview with the Fulcrum, Levesque crushed misconceptions about wrestling right before she crushed our production manager, Kyle. Check out the video at

Fill in the blank: My teammates would say I am the most likely to _______________.

Ruin a serious moment.

When we are above water and get to breathe, we have to make it all look easy and as if we are having the time of our lives while performing.

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