ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#8) StFX’s Taylor, Guelph’s Proudfoot honoured

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Oct 29, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – Emma Taylor, a rugby player from St.Francis Xavier University, and Ross Proudfoot, a cross-countryrunner from the University of Guelph, are the ArcelorMittal DofascoCIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Oct.26, 2014.

Taylor, a fifth-year business administration student fromScotsburn, N.S.

, was named tournament MVP and player of the game inthe gold-medal final at the AUS championship held in Wolfville,N.S. With her team trailing host Acadia 12-0 in the second half ofthe title match, the veteran lock scored two tries in a span offive minutes to force overtime, and the X-Women eventuallyprevailed 19-12 to capture their 17th straight conference title.Taylor, who was named AUS player of the year prior to thecompetition, now hopes to guide StFX to the CIS crown this weekendin Toronto.

Cross-country runners Jullien Flynn of McGill and Heather Petrickof Guelph, as well as soccer player Carley Radomski from FraserValley were also nominated for the women’s award.

Proudfoot, a fifth-year human kinetics student from Sudbury, Ont.,claimed the individual title and helped the Guelph men claim theteam banner at the OUA championships in Kingston, last Saturday.The veteran runner outraced 92 competitors to win the 10-kilometrerace by 11 seconds thanks to a time of 30:15.00. Proudfoot, who hadpreviously captured the OUA gold medal in 2012, will try tom winhis first CIS individual title on Nov. 8 in St. John’s.

Cross-country runners Scott Donald of StFX and CharlesPhilibert-Thiboutot of Laval, as well as soccer player CameronStokes from Victoria were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Emma Taylor, rugby, StFX (recipient)
RSEQ: Jullien Flynn, cross country, McGill
OUA: Heather Petrick, cross country, Guelph
CWUAA: Carley Radomski, soccer, Fraser Valley

Male nominees:
AUS: Scott Donald, cross country, StFX
RSEQ: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, cross country, Laval
OUA: Ross Proudfoot, cross country, Guelph(recipient)
CWUAA: Cameron Stokes, soccer, Victoria

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