Vike Bugiardini announced to Canada West All-Star list

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by James Nielsen

March 5, 2014 (ISN) – Sophomore Vike Jenna Bugiardini (Hamilton, Ont.) was honoured by Canada West, March 5, receiving a Canada West Second Team All Star nod after an impressive 2013-14 Canada West campaign.

Bugiardini’s recognition for her perfomance on the court comes on the heels of last year’s Canada West Rookie of the Year award-winning season, where her impact on the Vikes lineup was immediately felt despite her inexperience at the collegiate level.

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Bugiardini led the Vikes in scoring this season, averaging 14 points-per-game and finishing the regular season with 335. The second-year forward exploded on offence, Feb. 7 against Thompson Rivers where she became only the third person to get past a 31-point game after Debbie Yeboah (32) in 2011 and Kayla Dykstra (33) in 2009.

“Jenna is a tireless worker and competitor. She’s not concerned with personal accolades and steps up to play any role that our team needs on any given day,” explained Vikes head coach Dani Sinclair. “She is the ultimate team player and makes everyone around her better with her attitude and work ethic.”

AWARDS

Player of the Year: Dalyce Emmerson, Saskatchewan

Rookie of the Year: Sydney Williams, Thompson Rivers

Defensive Player of the Year: Dalyce Emmerson, Saskatchewan

Tracy MacLeod Award nominee: Jaime Norum, Alberta

Sylvia Sweeney Award nominee: Jaime Hills, UBC

Coach of the Year: Scott Edwards, Alberta

ALL-STARS (alphabetical order by surname)

First Team                                   Second Team

Andria Carlyon, Alberta                  Jenna Bugiardini, Victoria

Nicole Clarke, Regina                      Stephanie Kleysen, Winnipeg

Cassie Cooke, Brandon                   Aieisha Luyken, Fraser Valley

Dalyce Emmerson, Saskatchewan    Harleen Sidhu, UBC

Kris Young, UBC                            Kim Veldman, Lethbridge

All-Rookie Team

Kayla Gordon, Trinity Western

Janine Guijt, Regina

Sara Simovic, Lethbridge

Alicia Tan, Mount Royal

Sydney Williams, Thomson Rivers

Award winners & All-Stars with previous honours…

Jenna Bugiardini, Victoria

2013 CW Rookie of the Year & CIS All-Rookie

Nicole Clarke

2012 CW 2nd All-Star

2011 Tracy MacLeod Award nominee

2009 CW Rookie of the Year & CIS All-Rookie

Dalyce Emmerson

2013 CW 1st All-Star

2012 CW Rookie of the Year, CW 2nd All-Star & CIS All-Rookie

Aieisha Luyken

2013 CW 2nd All-Star

Kris Young

2013 CW MVP, CW 1st All-Stars & CIS 1st All-Canadian

2012 CW 2nd All-Star

2012 CIS Tournament All-Star

Award winners become finalists for Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) awards, to be handed out at a gala event on March 14 during championship week as the University of Windsor hosts CIS Nationals, March 14-16.

The University of Alberta Pandas host this weekend’s conference Final Four on Friday and Saturday. The Saskatchewan Huskies face the Regina Cougars in one Friday semifinal, while the Host Pandas take on the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday night. Bronze and Gold medal matches will be played on Saturday. Finalists will qualify for the CIS national championship tournament, with one at-large berth to be awarded across CIS.

All games are LIVE on canadawest.tv.

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