UPEI's Suzanne Nicholson earns AUS community service award

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Bedford, N.S., native raised more than $11,000 for the swim team by swimming across the Northumberland Strait

Suzanne Nicholson received the student-athlete community service award Thursday at the Subway Atlantic University Sport (AUS) swimming championship banquet in St. John’s, N.L.

The award recognizes achievement in athletics, academics and community involvement.

Nicholson, a Bedford, N.S., native, is a fourth-year business student in her fifth year of eligibility.

Nicholson set in motion a momentous fundraising event for her UPEI swim team. She ventured to swim across the Northumberland Strait, collecting donations from her community and Panthers supporters.

Nicholson raised more than $11,000 to support the team this season. The Northumberland Strait crossing took her five hours of continuous swimming, braving the elements the entire way.

“Her unstoppable team spirit and support makes Suzanne Nicholson a worthy recipient of this award,” said UPEI swim coach Bill Calhoun. “She has always been a huge supporter of not only the swim team but all other teams on campus.”

 

 

Organizations: Subway Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Bedford

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