Naudie and McKinnon deliver on HOF induction night
Selwyn House welcomed two new inductees to its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 30th, 2019. Dr. Doug Naudie ‘88 and David McKinnon ’95 joined the nine other inductees as a reflection of their impressive Selwyn House and post-Selwyn athletic and academic careers.
Naudie, an orthopedic surgeon based in London, Ontario, starred at both John Abbott College and McGill University after donning the Black and Gold in soccer, football, hockey and rugby. Serving as a team captain wherever he played, he enjoyed a dual career in hockey and football at Abbott before concentrating his efforts on football at McGill. A first-team All-Canadian and multiple-time Academic All-Canadian in university, he was the quintessential student-athlete.
With his focused and intense manner, Naudie highlighted the importance of student-athletes remaining dedicated to their studies as they pursue their academic goals in his induction speech.
McKinnon, who is based in Tokyo, Japan and routinely works throughout Asia in investment banking, was a championship-winning quarterback for Selwyn House who continued to excel at both Choate Rosemary Hall and McGill University. A strong football, basketball and rugby player at Selwyn House, he originally pursued a career as a physical educator, before moving overseas and making a dramatic transition into finance.
In his induction speech, McKinnon explained that he was a kid who “committed crimes in the name of cool” as a new student when he arrived in grade 9. He credited Selwyn with setting him on a new path in both his personal and professional life, giving notable mentions to Mike Maurovich and Alfie Paoletti.