Gemmell named Mounties’ top athlete in October

Stratton native Jock Gemmell was selected as Mount Allison’s athlete
of the month for October.
Gemmell won the honour over a tough group of competitors, many of whom also had won regional and national recognition.
A 6’1”, 195-pound halfback, Gemmell was honoured twice in October as the Atlantic University Sport Defensive Football Player of the Week for the conference, and once as the nation’s CIS Defensive Football Player of the Week (Oct. 2-9).
Gemmell was instrumental in jump-starting the Mounties’ turnaround season. In the crucial 24-18 victory over St. FX, he intercepted two passes—running one of them back 30 yards for a touchdown.
Two weeks later, he picked off a pass by the Bishops quarterback, running it back 53 yards and leading the Mounties to their second-straight win—a 38-10 victory over the Gaiters.
The victory secured second-place in the league with St. Francis Xavier and Saint Mary’s University.
Statistically, Gemmell finished ninth in AUS total defensive stats (26 solos and 10 assisted tackles) and first in passes defended and interceptions.
Formerly coached by Bob Swing, he is a past football all star at Fort Frances High School, winning Male Athlete of the Year in 2001-02 (his OAC year).
Gemmell was honoured as the Mounties’ Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005-06.
Enrolled in fifth-year Science at Mount Allison, and majoring in computer science, Gemmell hopes to pursue a career in teaching.