(ISN) – Charlottetown, PEI —The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 5–11 are Anne Kiberd, Women’s Basketball; and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.
Who: Anne Kiberd, Women’s Basketball; and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball
What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week
When: Week of January 5–11
Where: University of Prince Edward Island
Why: Kiberd, a fourth-year nursing student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, had two strong performances in the Panthers’ split of their two weekend games versus Dalhousie University. Kiberd averaged 12 points, five rebounds, and two assists during the Panthers’ 76–57 loss, and 73–58 win. Kiberd put up a great showing on Saturday, scoring 12 points with eight rebounds and going four for six from the three-point line.
Scott, a second-year business student also from Halifax, Nova Scotia, continues to lead the country in scoring with a 25.8 points/game average. During the Panthers’ sweep of league leading Dalhousie Tigers over the weekend, Scott had 43 points, 13 rebounds, six steals, four blocks, and two assists. The points from Friday’s 89–82 in overtime and Saturday’s 94–89 moved the Panthers into sole possession of first place in the AUS league standing.