CIS athletes of the week (#21): Western’s Barry, Concordia’s Post honoured

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OTTAWA (CIS) – Brianne Barry, a wrestler from WesternUniversity, and Mukiya Post, a basketball player from ConcordiaUniversity, are the CIS female and male athletes of the week forthe period ending Feb. 16, 2014.

Barry, a fifth-year social sciences student, was namedOUA’s most outstanding female wrestler for the second time inher career after she claimed her fifth individual gold medal in asmany years and helped the Mustangs dethrone six-time defendingtitlist Brock in the women’s team competition at theconference championships, in Toronto.

The senior from London, Ont.,went undefeated in the 55-kilogram weight class, including adominating 4-0 victory over Lakehead’s Karleah Bonk in thegold-medal final. Barry hopes to pick up her first CIS individualtitle in two weeks at the University of New Brunswick inFredericton (Feb. 28 – March 1) after earning silver in 2010,2012 and 2013.

Dalhousie volleyball player Desiree Nouwen, UQAM basketballplayer Jessica Lubin and Saskatchewan wrestler Annie Monteith werealso nominated for the women’s award.

Post, a fourth-year history student from Victoria, scored aremarkable 73 points in two games to lead the Stingers (8-6) to apair of hard-fought wins over UQAM, 88-87, and Laval, 77-73. LastThursday against UQAM, the 6-foot-3 forward tallied 33 points in 32minutes on the court, including 18 in the fourth quarter alone, andhit a clutch three-point basket with 34 seconds left in regulationto tie the affair at 87-87. He was once again at his best when itcounted the most on Saturday as he scored 26 of his career-high 40points in the second half to lift Concordia over the Rouge et Orand into a tie for second place in the RSEQ standings, with twogames remaining in the regular season.

Dalhousie volleyball player Bryan Duquette, Guelph wrestlerTyson Frost and Alberta wrestler Dylan Williams were the other malenominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Desiree Nouwen, volleyball, Dalhousie
RSEQ: Jessica Lubin, basketball, UQAM
OUA: Brianne Barry, wrestling, Western (recipient)
CWUAA: Annie Monteith, wrestling, Saskatchewan

Male nominees:
AUS: Bryan Duquette, volleyball, Dalhousie
RSEQ: Mukiya Post, basketball, Concordia(recipient)
OUA: Tyson Frost, wrestling, Guelph
CWUAA: Dylan Williams, wrestling, Alberta

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