by Jess Burns
January 21, 2014 (ISN) – Subway Atlantic University Sport Athletes of the Week ending January 19, 2014.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Justine Colley
University: Saint Mary’s University
Sport: Women’s Basketball
Hometown: East Preston, N.S.
Year of eligibility: Fifth
Academic program: BComm
Justine Colley of the CIS No. 2-ranked Saint Mary’s Huskies women’s basketball team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19, 2014.
A fifth-year commerce student from East Preston, N.S., Colley already holds the all-time AUS women’s basketball record for career points scored. During Saturday’s 71-55 win over the Cape Breton Capers, she also broke the Ontario University Athletics all-time career scoring record of 2,171 points held by Cassandra Carpenter of the Laurentian Voyageurs.
She now has more points on record than any other student-athlete to play in the AUS, OUA or Canada West conferences. The RSEQ does not keep a complete women’s basketball record book.
After posting 27 points, five rebounds, seven assists and eight steals in Saturday’s landmark game, Colley went on to contribute 21 points, six assists and three steals in Sunday’s 93-59 victory over the Capers.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Wayne Savage
University: University of Prince Edward Island
Sport: Men’s Hockey
Hometown: St. Thomas, Ont.
Year of eligibility: Fourth
Academic program: BA
Wayne Savage of the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers men’s hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19, 2014.
A third-year arts student in his fourth year of eligibility hailing from St. Thomas, Ont., Savage’s goaltending played an integral role in two Panthers road wins this past weekend.
Savage posted a shutout in Friday’s 3-0 victory over the StFX X-Men, stopping all 34 shots he faced and earning Subway Player of the Game honours for his performance.
Saturday, he stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 3-2 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies and assisted on the game-winning goal by sending teammate Chris Desousa on a breakaway.