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Male Rookie of the Year finalists announced

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO – The Ryerson University Athletics Department will honour its student-athletes and their accomplishments at the 70th Annual Athletic Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 7 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

Over the course of the next few days, will highlight the finalists for all six major awards as we prepare for the big night. Today we showcase the Rams’ finest first years with the finalists for the Eyeopener Male Rookie of the Year award.

The Eyeopener Male Rookie of the Year award recognizes outstanding athletic achievement by a male student-athlete in his first year of OUA and/or U SPORTS competition.

The following Ryerson Rams (in alphabetical order) were nominated and chosen as finalists for the Eyeopener Male Rookie of the Year award through the awards selection process.

Mateusz Kozak – Fencing
A double medalist at his first OUA championship, Kozak made a splash in his rookie season as a Ram. The OUA all-star won the gold medal in the men’s individual foil competition before helping the foil relay team to a bronze medal finish. Kozak helped the Rams to a fourth place result overall, tying Ryerson’s best result at the OUA championship.

Cavin Leth – Hockey
Named to the OUA All-Rookie team, Leth played in all 28 games in his first season with the hockey team. His 12 goals ranked him 18th in the OUA while he was the only player in the conference to record multiple hat tricks. Leth helped the Rams reach the OUA quarter-final.

Tanor Ngom – Basketball
In his first year as a Ram, Ngom made his presence known throughout the league. Named to the OUA All-Rookie team, Ngom played in all 23 games for the basketball team. An OUA and U SPORTS silver medalist, Ngom ranked fifth in the league in blocks.

Navreet Suhan – Volleyball
Suhan made an immediate impact on the men’s volleyball team in his first season. Named to the OUA All-Rookie team, Suhan was strong up the middle ranking 16th in the league in blocks per set. Suhan’s consistency helped the Rams finish first in their division and reach the OUA Final Four for the third straight year.

Stay tuned to for more finalist releases as well as the results from the 70th Annual Athletic Awards!


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