U SPORTS Top Honour Goes to John Abbott College Alumnus

For the first time in the history of John Abbott College, an alumnus has taken home the highest honour in Canadian university football. In his third year with the University of Calgary Dinos, quarterback Adam Sinagra (JAC ’15) was honoured with the Hec Crighton Trophy as the most outstanding player in U SPORTS football Thursday, at the Vanier Cup gala.

HEC CRIGHTON TROPHY: Adam Sinagra, Calgary

After learning from CFL greats Dave Dickenson and Bo Levi Mitchell during his time in Calgary Stampeders camp this spring, Adam Sinagra, an arts student from Pointe Claire, Québec, proceeded to have one of the best seasons in Canada West football history.

His 3,233 passing yards set a new U SPORTS record, as he led the Dinos to a perfect 8-0 season, and the most potent offence in the nation, averaging 570.9 yards per game. Sinagra ranked second in the nation in passing touchdowns this season with 23, and led the conference with a passer rating of 126.

After learning from the likes of former Hec Crighton-winning quarterbacks Erik Glavic (2007) and Andrew Buckley (2014 and 2015) – who are now coaching with the Dinos – Sinagra has now joined his mentors as a Hec Crighton winner, marking the fifth consecutive season a CW player has taken home Canadian university’s biggest individual prize.

John Abbott College Islanders Head Coach Patrick Gregory says of Sinagra: “We are all very proud of Adam’s accomplishments. He was a game changer for us, a tremendous competitor who made everyone around him better.”

Stan Gendron, Sinagra’s QB coach while at Abbott mirrors that same sentiment saying that he is “an exceptional competitor.”

It is no surprise, that Adam was also named all-Canadian.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6700 fulltime day students per semester and an additional 2000 continuing education students per year. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

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