By Alex Figliomeni
The Humber Hawks won eight medals for the 2018-2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) season.
Hawks took home three gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. It was the most medals by any school (30 institutions) competing in the CCAA’s.
Three gold – Men’s soccer and Badminton (Men’s singles and Women’s doubles).
Three silver – Men’s curling team and Golf (Men’s teams and Men’s individuals).
Two bronze – Men’s basketball and Badminton (Men’s doubles).
Hawks Ramnish Kumar made history as he became the first-ever Hawks men’s singles badminton gold medalist.
“During the season I dreamed of winning the first-ever national title in men’s singles for my team and school,” says Kumar. “Entering the tournament I wasn’t as confident as I was dealing with injuries. I’m glad that I fought through everything and accomplished my dream. Once I won the first title for Humber, I would say that it was the best feeling in the world and I feel accomplished,” says Kumar.
Humber had ten team’s competing at the CCAA championships this season, which was second most by any school, with Fanshawe having 11 team appearances.
Men’s soccer won its seventh CCAA gold this season, their fifth since 2012. “This was not an easy season for the team as we faced many injuries, some suspensions, poor officiating but whatever challenged was placed in front of this team it didn’t matter they kept on rising above it and just wouldn’t accept defeat,” says men’s assistant soccer coach Ricardo Fonseca.
Hawks Chloe Rowe and Victoria Duong won the gold for women’s doubles badminton.
Hawks men’s curling took home the silver medal; their second ever medal at the CCAA’s.
Men’s team golf won silver and Hawks golfer Conner Watt won the individual silver medal with a final scorecard of -8.
Men’s basketball team finished a strong season with a bronze medal. Head coach Samson Downey becomes the first coach in program history to capture a CCAA medal in their first season.
Hawks Arpit Taneja and Ayubu Touray won the bronze in men’s doubles.