November 20, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – Molly Wedge, a swimmer from Dalhousie University, and Javon Masters, a basketball player from the University of New Brunswick, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female 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 the AUS Invitational hosted by Dalhousie last weekend. The freestyle specialist broke school, AUS and Nova Scotia records in the 50, 100 and 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 all three events in the Swimming Canada university rankings, including third in the 50 and second in both the 100 and 200.
McGill hockey player Gabrielle Davidson, Guelph swimmer Alisha Harricharan and Trinity Western volleyball player Royal Richardson were also nominated for the women’s award.
Masters, a first-year arts student from Kitchener, Ont., was nothing short of sensational during a two-game sweep against UPEI as he averaged 34.5 points per contest, including a 44-point outburst in the Varsity Reds’ home opener on Friday. In a 93-81 win, the 6-foot guard was good on 11 of 16 field goal attempts and 20 of 26 free throws in 34 minutes on the court. The super freshman was at it again on Saturday, helping the V-Reds improve to 4-0 on the young season thanks to his 25 points in 29 minutes in a 103-91 victory.
Laval volleyball player Tommy Bélisle, Carleton basketball player Philip Scrubb and Manitoba hockey player Joe Caligiuri were the other male nominees.
- AUS: Molly Wedge, swimming, Dalhousie (recipient)
- RSEQ: Gabrielle Davidson, hockey, McGill
- OUA: Alisha Harricharan, swimming, Guelph
- CWUAA: Royal Richardson, volleyball, Trinity Western
- AUS: Javon Masters, basketball, UNB (recipient)
- RSEQ: Tommy Bélisle, volleyball, Laval
- OUA: Philip Scrubb, basketball, Carleton
- CWUAA: Joe Caligiuri, hockey, Manitoba
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