November 27, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – Basketball players Cassie Cooke from Brandon University and Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson from the University of Calgary are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 24, 2013.
Cooke, a third-year physical education student from Westminster, Maryland, scored 58 points in two games last weekend as the Bobcats (2-6) snapped their 73-game losing streak and posted back-to-back wins for the first time in five years. The 5-foot-8 guard registered a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double in a 76-69 victory over UNBC on Friday night and then exploded for 39 points, nine boards, eight steals and five assists in an 80-72 double-overtime win against Mount Royal, on Sunday. A former AUS player of the year with Cape Breton in her first season with Brandon, Cooke currently leads CIS with an average of 26.8 points per contest.
StFX hockey player Alex Normore, Montreal volleyball player Marie-Sophie Nadeau and Queen’s basketball player Gemma Bullard were also nominated for the women’s award.
Ogungbemi-Jackson, a fourth-year arts student from Winnipeg, led the Dinos in scoring on back-to-back nights as Calgary improved to .500 in league play (4-4) thanks to home wins over Thompson Rivers, 89-75, and UBC Okanagan, 75-69. The 5-foot-9 point guard kicked off the two-game set on Friday with 32 points and 10 rebounds against the WolfPack and added 24 points, four boards and four assists versus the Heat the following night. Ogungbemi-Jackson averages a Canada West-best 21.6 points per outing so far this season.
Saint Mary’s basketball player Marquis Clayton, UQTR hockey player Marc-Antoine Gélinas and Ryerson basketball player Jahmal Jones were the other male nominees.
- AUS: Alex Normore, hockey, St. Francis Xavier
- RSEQ: Marie-Sophie Nadeau, volleyball, Montreal
- OUA: Gemma Bullard, basketball, Queen’s
- CWUAA: Cassie Cooke, basketball, Brandon (recipient)
- AUS: Marquis Clayton, basketball, Saint Mary’s
- RSEQ: Marc-Antoine Gélinas, hockey, UQTR
- OUA: Jahmal Jones, basketball, Ryerson
- CWUAA: Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson, basketball, Calgary (recipient)