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Carleton Announces Five Inductees to Ravens Hall of Fame

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OTTAWA – Carleton University is pleased to announce the five members of the 2022 class of Ravens Hall of Fame inductees. The five new members will be enshrined at the 2022 Hall of Fame gala dinner during Throwback on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

This year’s inductees are Sandy Mackie, Builder (Soccer), Matthew Fournier, Athlete (Rowing), Megan McTavish, Athlete (Nordic Skiing), Mike Smart, Athlete (Basketball) and Scott Alexander, Athlete (Football).

“We’re honoured to induct these five accomplished members of the Carleton Athletics community into the Ravens Hall of Fame,” said Jennifer Brenning, Assistant Vice President of Recreation and Athletics. “We are proud to celebrate their remarkable achievements, the exemplary way in which they represented Carleton and the lasting positive impact they have had on our community.”

The 2022 class of Ravens Hall of Fame inductees will be inducted according to two categories depending on their contributions – builder and athlete. This year’s group includes four athletes and one builder.

Sandy Mackie, Builder (Soccer)

Alexander “Sandy” Mackie coached the Carleton Ravens Men’s Soccer team for 24 seasons (1992-2015), over 350 games including playoffs, mentored hundreds of student-athletes and re-defined the program by establishing a level of professionalism, commitment, and tradition that continues to this day. Mackie led the Ravens to 191 wins and finished his career with an astounding .709 winning percentage. In 24 seasons, Mackie’s teams only missed the playoffs three times collecting eleven OUA East Division titles, one OUA championship, and five national championship appearances including a silver medal in 2002. Mackie is a six-time OUA coach of the year and the 2005 Canadian Interuniversity Sports Coach of the Year.

Matthew Fournier, Athlete (Rowing)

From 2010 to 2014 Matthew Fournier was an incredible athlete who brought a level of prestige to Carleton rowing that has set the standard for future generations of student-athletes. Fournier placed in podium positions over 35 times during his career including winning an astonishing 18 gold medals. Fournier captured the 2013 Canadian University Rowing Championship gold medal in the men’s lightweight single before capping off his career by winning gold in the same event at the 2014 OUA Championship and the Canadian University Rowing Championship. The 2014 OUA Male Rower of the Year and Canadian University Rowing Outstanding Male Rower of the Year, Fournier represented Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Rowing Championships and the 2015 FISU Universiade.

Megan McTavish, Athlete (Nordic Skiing)

Megan McTavish joined the Nordic Skiing team in 2002 as a master’s student in mechanical engineering and quickly excelled both athletically and academically, making her a role model for past, present, and future ravens. McTavish achieved significant success with the Ravens, most notably as the women’s individual champion at the 2004 OUA Championships. McTavish’s success also helped to lead the Carleton women’s team to the OUA championship title that year. Megan was awarded Carleton’s Athlete of the Year in both 2002-03 and 2003-04 and continued to demonstrate her skiing prowess as a member of the Canadian team at both the 2001 and 2003 World University Games. Following her time at Carleton, McTavish would go on to represent Canada at the 2008 and 2012 World Cups.

Mike Smart, Athlete (Basketball)

From 2000, Mike Smart was a cornerstone of the Carleton Basketball program and one of the key culture builders of the program. As a leader throughout his basketball career, he helped lead the team to several accomplishments, including their first three CIS National Championships from 2003 to 2005. In 2004 Smart was named Carleton University’s Men’s Athlete of the Year, team MVP, Ontario University Athletics Male Athlete of the Year, Ontario East Division First Team All-Star along with being named an All-Star and MVP at the national championship tournament. As team captain in 2004, Smart helped Carleton establish a CIS record of 50 consecutive victories over university opponents in regular season and postseason play.

Scott Alexander, Athlete (Football)

In an era when football was primarily a running game, wide receiver Scott Alexander began his career with the Ravens in 1969 and set the bar for all other Carleton receivers to be compared. Over four seasons, Alexander rewrote the Carleton record book establishing records that still stand nearly 50 years later. Alexander graduated as the school’s all-time scoring leader with 134 points, a record that still holds today. He also established Carleton records with ten touchdown catches and 62 points in a single season, as well as touchdowns in a career with 22. His single-season record of 10 touchdown catches and 62 points scored still stands today. Alexander’s 22 touchdowns in a career has been tied twice but remains unbroken. Alexander’s 89-yard touchdown in the 1972 Panda Game remains the longest passing play and touchdown in Panda Game history for either school.

This September, the university looks forward to celebrating with our 2022 class of Ravens Hall of Fame inductees. More information about the Gala will be posted on the Throwback website when it is available.

About the Ravens Hall of Fame

A committee representing several decades of alumni, media and current student-athletes selected the five inductees. The university considers nominees every two years and inducts three to five each round.

This year’s group of inductees join 51 members of the Ravens Hall of Fame.

The Ravens Hall of Fame was established to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of Carleton University’s interuniversity athletics program.

Media Inquiries:
Jeremy Whalen
jeremy.whalen@carleton.ca
(613) 520-2600 ext. 3081

2022 Hall of Fame Gala Inquiries:
Trevor Lewis
cu_proud@carleton.ca
(613) 520-2600