MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Vanier College's Director General
Mr. Normand W. Bernier is pleased to announce that Vanier Cheetahs
football defensive lineman Julien Kafo has been offered a full
scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Division 1 program
starting in the fall of 2014.
"I am very proud of this achievement and I offer my heartfelt
congratulations to Julien and his family. For many years Vanier's
football program has been producing athletes that have gone on to great
careers at the university and professional level and I am convinced
that Julien will be the latest person to join the ranks of these
outstanding players," said Mr. Bernier. Some of those former Cheetahs
include Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka who won a scholarship to the
University of Michigan and went to be the running back for the Carolina Panthers, Patrick Kabongo who signed with Nebraska, and Eddie Azcona who played
in two Rose Bowls and the Gator Bowl.
Julien is a third year student and football player at Vanier. He will be
graduating in the Social Science program. He is originally from
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec and applied to Vanier because he was interested
in pursuing his football career after playing in a smaller football
program in Ste-Agathe, Quebec.
"I am very excited about joining the University of Minnesota, I feel
privileged since only a small percentage of athletes from the College
level in Canada get this type of opportunity. I really think that my
three years at Vanier prepared me not only athletically but
academically to rise to this challenge," said Julien Kafo.
Image with caption: "Vanier Cheetahs football defensive lineman Julien Kafo has been offered a full scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Division 1 program starting in the fall 2014. Julien is a third year student and football player at Vanier College in Montreal. He will be graduating in the Social Science program. (CNW Group/Vanier College)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140205_C7775_PHOTO_EN_36297.jpg
SOURCE: Vanier College
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