Feb 25, 2015

OTTAWA (CIS) – Fiona Doyle, a swimmer from the University of Calgary, and Brett Walsh, a volleyball player from the University of Alberta, are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 22, 2015.

Doyle, a fifth-year kinesiology student from Limerick, Ireland, was named the CIS female swimmer of the year following the national championships held in Victoria. The 5-foot-9 senior swept all three breaststroke events at the meet with times of 31.11 seconds on 50 metres, 1:07.76 on 100m and 2:27.63 on 200m in the long-course finals, and also helped the Dinos to a bronze-medal finish in the final race of her university career, the medley relay. On Saturday morning, she set a championship short-course record in the 50m preliminaries when she touched the wall in 30.70.

Swimmers Meagan Bernier of Dalhousie and Katerine Savard of Montreal, as well as Toronto volleyball player Charlotte Sider were also nominated for the women’s award.

Walsh, a third-year business student from Calgary, was voted MVP of the conference Final Four after he helped the Golden Bears defend their Canada West title with wins over nationally-ranked UBC and Trinity Western on their home court in Edmonton. After leading the country during the regular season with 10.97 assists per set, the 6-foot-5 setter was even better over the weekend as he racked up 40 assists in four sets in a semifinal win over UBC and 53 more in four games in a gold-medal triumph against TWU, for an average of 11.63. Walsh, who also contributed 23 digs, five kills, 3.5 blocks and three service aces at the Final Four, now hopes to guide Alberta to a second straight national title this week in Saskatoon (Feb. 26-28).

UNB basketball player Will McFee, Laval volleyball player Vicente Ignacio Parraguirre Villalobos and Windsor hockey player Spencer Pommells were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Meagan Bernier, swimming, Dalhousie
RSEQ: Katerine Savard, swimming, Montreal
OUA: Charlotte Sider, volleyball, Toronto
CWUAA: Fiona Doyle, swimming, Calgary (recipient)

Male nominees:
AUS: Will McFee, basketball, UNB
RSEQ: Vicente Ignacio Parraguirre Villalobos, volleyball, Laval
OUA: Spencer Pommells, hockey, Windsor
CWUAA: Brett Walsh, volleyball, Alberta (recipient)

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