The 45th annual UPEI Athletic Awards Gala is scheduled for Thursday, April 3 at the PEI Brewing Company.
The UPEI Panthers bench celebrates a second half basket.
The event begins at 5:45 p.m. with special ceremony to recognize the record setting 73 CIS Academic All-Canadians and the Named Award donors and recipients.
The Panther Awards show begins at 7 p.m. and can be watched on-line at www.austv.ca. With nine CIS and eight club teams represented this will be the largest Gala ever.
The student-athletes will be honored with the awards and accolades earned over another successful season of competition.
Major awards to be presented include team MVP/Rookie's of the Year, Passion for Life in memory of former Panther Rene Ayangma, J.T. Mickey Place awards, Gordon and Murial Bennett Award, W.A. Ledwell Award and the Outstanding Male/Female Athlete of the Year.
Former Panther Julia McKenna and broadcaster Paul Schurman will be the stage hosts for the event.
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