Lakehead University

Athletics Department

Graduate Profile

April 5th, 2007


Emily McCague has been a Lakehead varsity wrestler for the past four seasons.  During that time; she earned many medals at individual meets as well as doing very well at the provincial, OUA, and CIS levels.
The Sociology major from Cookstown, Ontario has become a seasoned team leader with the Wolves and has used her experience to show the way to many of Lakehead’s wrestling newcomers this season.
Wrestling Head Coach Owen Dawkins said McCague has been a true leader for the Thunderwolves.  “Although I have only known and coached Emily for the last two seasons; she has proven to be a leader for our team both on and off the mat.  Her leadership abilities are second to none and, she has been a great role model for our women's team.  I wish her all the best in the future.”
Lakehead/OUA/CIS/National Honours:
1) Silver medal at junior provincials (2004)
2) Silver medal at OUA Championships (2006)
3) Bronze medal at OUA Championships (2004),
4) 4th CIS Championships (2006)
5) Bronze medal at Senior Provincials, (2006)
6) Lakehead Wrestling Most Improved Wrestler Award 2004 & 2005
Q & A with Emily McCague
1) What are your fondest memories as a Lakehead varsity athlete?
McCague: My fondest memories were traveling on road with my team, going to tournaments, meeting incredible teammates as well as friends.
2) What do you think was your top athletic achievement or performance as a Lakehead Varsity Athlete?  Please elaborate.
McCague: My top athletic achievements have been placing: 2nd at junior provincials (2004),3rd OUA’s (2004), 2nd at OUA’s (2006), 4th CIS, (2006), and 3rd at Senior Provincials (2006).   I think my other biggest achievements have been learning many new techniques, becoming a team leader, as well as working as a team.
3) What did being a Lakehead varsity athlete teach you that will help you in your life after university?
McCague: Being a Lakehead athletic has taught me to work hard as an individual as well as with a team, it has taught me how to reach my goals.
Q: What are you plans after graduating from Lakehead? 
McCague: After I graduate I plan to go onto teachers college and become a primary/junior and become a primary/junior teacher.

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