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.
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.”
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
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
2012 CW 2nd All-Star
2011 Tracy MacLeod Award nominee
2009 CW Rookie of the Year & CIS All-Rookie
2013 CW 1st All-Star
2012 CW Rookie of the Year, CW 2nd All-Star & CIS All-Rookie
2013 CW 2nd All-Star
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.