Ontario University Athletics (OUA) marked their 10th year in celebration of women in athletics this past week on Tuesday, May 7th. Nineteen female student athletes were awarded the title of Woman of Influence by OUA, having demonstrated their incredible athletic and academic abilities in their sport, and fields of interest. Amongst those recipients of the provincial award was Trent Excalibur’s Sondra Breedon.
Bolton, Ont. native Breedon is currently in her 3rd year of study in Trent’s Forensic Science program, having achieved high academic success within the program itself. Having been accepted to conduct her thesis research with the RCMP in Fredericton, New Brunswick this summer, Breedon is well on her way to successfully reaching her goal of a career in forensic science, as an airplane crash investigator.
Breedon’s athleticism has been well demonstrated within her three years of study at Trent thus far. This past 2012-2013 academic year Breedon led the Trent Women’s Fencing team as captain, consistently achieving team-best results throughout the season at numerous meets, and then leading the team to the OUA championship match. In addition to being such an integral part of the team, Breedon shares her love of the sport by instructing fencing within Trent’s community Learn-to-Fence program. Breedon enjoys this community involvement, citing that the skills she passed on to the high school students in the Peterborough area was a truly rewarding experience.
As an OUA Woman of Influence, Breedon plans to continue her successful athletic career next year at Trent in her final year of study. Trent University congratulates Breedon on being such an influential member of the Excalibur community, and of her acceptance of the OUA Woman of Influence award.