Adam Sellan, Upper Canada College’s 2016-17 athlete of the year, will play basketball at Halifax’s Dalhousie University this season.
The 6’3” Sellan was the captain and most valuable player of UCC’s varsity basketball team last season and was also a member of the varsity football team. He was also a versatile member of the track and field team, taking part in the high jump, triple jump, four-by-100-metre relay and four-by-400-metre relay. He qualified for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championship in the high jump.
Sellan maintained an academic average of more than 90 per cent and was the head of McHugh’s House in his final year at UCC. He’s enrolled in Dalhousie’s bachelor of management program.
“I am honoured to be studying at Dalhousie and playing for the Tigers,” says Sellan on the Dalhousie sports website. “I look forward to being a part of the Dalhousie basketball culture and playing under the guidance of such a well-respected coach. I’m excited to help further the success of the team that Coach Plato and his staff have created at Dalhousie.”
The Tigers had their best-ever season in 2016-17. After finishing atop the regular season standings, they won their third consecutive Atlantic University Sport championship before earning a bronze medal at the U SPORTS championship in Halifax.
Sellan’s playing university basketball places him in the footsteps of recent UCC grads including Mattia Colangelo ’16 at The University of Chicago and Chris Tugman ’11 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.