By Jon Roe
The accolades keep piling up for Erik Glavic.
The University of Calgary Dinos quarterback’ was announced Wednesday as one of the four finalists for the BLG award, handed out to the male Canadian Interuniversity Sport athlete of the year. Eleven Dinos have been nominated for the award since its 1993 creation and a record six Dinos have won.
Glavic won the Dr. Dennis Kadatz award as the Dinos male athlete of the year last week after winning his second Hec Crighton award as CIS football’s athlete of the year earlier in the year. Â This year was Glavic’s first with the Dinos after transferring from the St. Mary’s University Huskies in the offseason. He set a school record in completion percentage at 67.5 per cent and led the Canada West conference in total offence with 336.1 yards per game, rushing average with 10.5 yards per carry, pass efficiency with 181.6 and passing touchdowns with 14. With Glavic under centre, the Dinos set single-season team marks for total offence and first downs and tied the team record with 39 touchdowns.
The Dinos finished the season 7-1, beat out the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for the Hardy Cup as CW champion and St. Mary’s for the Uteck Bowl before falling in the Vanier Cup final to the Queen’s University Golden Gaels.
The other three finalists for the men’s side of the BLG award are University of New Brunswick hockey player Hunter Tremblay, McGill hockey player Francis Verrault-Paul and Western Ontario University player Michael Faulds.
Tremblay captured the national scoring title and was named CIS men’s hockey MVP. Verrault-Paul was Ontario University Athletics player of the year and was tied for first in the nation in goals and second in points. Faulds was the OUA MVP in football after he finished the season with both the single-season and career CIS records for most passing yards.
The results will be announced April 26. The awards show will air on TSN on Sunday, May 16 at 9 a.m. If Glavic wins the BLG, he will receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship for any school in CIS.
The female BLG nominees are Cape Breton basketball player Kelsey Hodgson, Universite de Montreal soccer player Veronique Maranda, Wilfrid Laurier University hockey player Liz Knox and University of British Columbia volleyball player Liz Cordonier.