King's student-athletes win gold
February 27, 2023
Congratulations to Shona Branton and Treye Trotman for their impressive athletic achievements this past weekend with the Western Mustangs.
Branton, a third-year Thanatology student, won the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke event at the U SPORTS National Swimming Championship in Victoria, BC. She finished the 100m in 1:08.99, nearly a whole second ahead of the 2nd-place finisher. She also won a silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke, finishing with a final time of 31.98, just 0.18 off of the gold medal. Branton had been named a team MVP in Women’s Swimming at the 81st Mustangs Awards, held last April.
Trotman, a first-year student in the BMOS program, won gold in the 57kg division at the U SPORTS National Wrestling Championship this past weekend in Edmonton, Alberta. He was also named U SPORTS Wrestling male rookie of the year at the tournament. Trotman won the two qualification matches by pin and dominated in the finals, winning 11-0. He was recently named the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) male rookie of the year and won the Keegan Trophy as the top male wrestler in the OUA.
“King’s is all about aspiring to achieve excellence, both inside and outside the classroom. Our partnership with the Western Mustangs provides student-athletes with the opportunity to get a world class education and, at the same time, compete in high performance sport in Canada. Shona, Treye and all student-athletes serve as tremendous examples of excellence to all of us at King’s. Well done,” says Joe Henry, Dean of Students.