UBC’s Dube, Lethbridge’s Brine honoured

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December 4, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – Danielle Dube, a hockey player from the University of British Columbia, and Brandon Brine, a basketball player from the University of Lethbridge, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the period ending December 1, 2013.

These are the final selections of the fall semester. The next CIS athletes of the week will be released on January 8, 2014.

Dube, a third-year arts student from New Westminster, B.C., stopped 67 of 68 pucks fired her way in 130 minutes of action last weekend to guide the nationally sixth-ranked and Canada West-leading Thunderbirds (12-3-1) to a two-game sweep against Lethbridge. On Friday evening, the veteran netminder made 44 saves in regulation and overtime and stoned four of six skaters in the shootout session as the T-Birds prevailed 2-1. The following night, in a 3-0 win, she turned aside 23 shots to earn her first shutout of the season and her eighth straight victory.

Saint Mary’s basketball player Justine Colley, Montreal hockey player Élodie Rousseau-Sirois and Western basketball player Jenny Vaughan were also nominated for the women’s award.

Brine, a third-year science student from Adelaide, Australia, tallied 48 points and 18 rebounds over two contests as the Pronghorns improved to 7-3 in league play thanks to a pair of close-fought wins over Regina, 91-84 and 91-89. The 6-foot-6 forward opened the two-game set on Friday with a team-high 21 points and nine rebounds. He was even better in Saturday’s rematch as he posted a career-high 27 points and another nine boards, including the game-winning basket on a fade away jumper with 4.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Hockey players Alex Émond of Moncton, Samuel Carrier of McGill and Jamie Wise of Ryerson were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:

  • AUS: Justine Colley, basketball, Saint Mary’s
  • RSEQ: Élodie Rousseau-Sirois, hockey, Montreal
  • OUA: Jenny Vaughan, basketball, Western
  • CWUAA: Danielle Dube, hockey, UBC (recipient)

Male nominees:

  • AUS: Alex Émond, hockey, Moncton
  • RSEQ: Samuel Carrier, hockey, McGill
  • OUA: Jamie Wise, hockey, Ryerson
  • CWUAA: Brandon Brine, basketball, Lethbridge (recipient)

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