Andrew Buckley wins BLG Male Athlete of the Year

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    Andrew Buckley capped off his Canadian Interuniversity Sport career Monday night by adding the only individual award missing from his collection.

    The fifth-year University of Calgary Dinos quarterback won the BLG Award as the top male athlete in CIS for 2015-16 at the Martha Cohen Theatre at Calgary's Arts Commons, receiving the Doug Mitchell Trophy along with a $10,000 scholarship. Kylie Masse, a swimmer from the University of Toronto, received the Jim Thompson Trophy as the female BLG Award winner.

    The BLG Award is the eighth in the University of Calgary's history, doubling the next closest schools' totals – McGill, UBC, McMaster, and Toronto have four apiece – since the inaugural honours in 1993. Buckley joins a constellation of Dinos stars to have received the prestigious honour, including volleyballer Andy Cameron (1993), football star Don Blair (1996), Olympic medal-winning swimmer Curtis Myden (1997), basketball standout Leighann Doan (2001), volleyball sensation Joanna Niemczewska (2004), track and field record-breaker Jessica Zelinka (2007), and two-time Hec Crighton-winning quarterback Erik Glavic (2010).

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