CIS athletes of the week (#12): Dalhousie’s Wedge, UNB’s Masters honoured

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OTTAWA (CIS) – Molly Wedge, a swimmer from DalhousieUniversity, and Javon Masters, a basketball player from theUniversity of New Brunswick, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sportfemale and male athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 17,2013.

Wedge, a third-year science student from Summerside, P.E.I.,claimed five gold medals, including three individual wins, at theAUS Invitational hosted by Dalhousie last weekend.

The freestylespecialist broke school, AUS and Nova Scotia records in the 50, 100and 200-metre free races. Thanks to her times of 26.02 seconds,55.92 and 2:02.08, she climbed into the top three nationally in allthree events in the Swimming Canada university rankings, includingthird in the 50 and second in both the 100 and 200.

McGill hockey player Gabrielle Davidson, Guelph swimmer AlishaHarricharan and Trinity Western volleyball player Royal Richardsonwere also nominated for the women’s award.

Masters, a first-year arts student from Kitchener, Ont., wasnothing short of sensational during a two-game sweep against UPEIas he averaged 34.5 points per contest, including a 44-pointoutburst in the Varsity Reds’ home opener on Friday. In a93-81 win, the 6-foot guard was good on 11 of 16 field goalattempts and 20 of 26 free throws in 34 minutes on the court. Thesuper freshman was at it again on Saturday, helping the V-Redsimprove to 4-0 on the young season thanks to his 25 points in 29minutes in a 103-91 victory.

Laval volleyball player Tommy Bélisle, Carletonbasketball player Philip Scrubb and Manitoba hockey player JoeCaligiuri were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Molly Wedge, swimming, Dalhousie (recipient)
RSEQ: Gabrielle Davidson, hockey, McGill
OUA: Alisha Harricharan, swimming, Guelph
CWUAA: Royal Richardson, volleyball, Trinity Western

Male nominees:
AUS: Javon Masters, basketball, UNB (recipient)
RSEQ: Tommy Bélisle, volleyball, Laval
OUA: Philip Scrubb, basketball, Carleton
CWUAA: Joe Caligiuri, hockey, Manitoba

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body ofuniversity sport in Canada. Every year, 11,000 student-athletes and700 coaches from 55 universities and four regional associations viefor 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS alsoprovides high performance international opportunities for Canadianstudent-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well asnumerous world university championships. For further information,visit www.cis-sic.ca or followus on:

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