Sabrina McDaid from St. Francis Xavier University and Shane Osayande from the University of Saskatchewan are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco U Sports female and male athletes of the week for the period ending November 6, 2016.
McDaid, a fifth-year arts student from Scarborough, Ont., recorded 19 combined points – including eight conversison – in three wins, en route to the X-Women’s fifth U Sports women’s rugby title in the last decade. The veteran fly-half was named of MVP of the championship and a tournament all-star.
Rugby player Emily Tuttosi of Calgary, hockey player Valencia Yordanov of Toronto, and soccer player Arielle Roy-Petitclerc of Laval were also nominated for the women’s award.
Osayande, a fourth-year arts and science major from Toronto, put up back to back double-doubles in Saskatchewan’s weekend split against Fraser Valley. The Huskies’ forward scored 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 59-50 loss Friday night before adding another 30 points and 18 boards in a 78-62 win Saturday.
Soccer goalkeepers Mark Rogal of Toronto and Valentin Lamoulie of UQAM, along with striker Corey Bent of Cape Breton were the other male nominees.
Female nominees:
AUS: Sabrina McDaid, rugby, StFX (recipient)
RSEQ: Arielle Roy-Petitclerc, soccer, Laval
OUA: Valencia Yordanov, hockey, Toronto
CWUAA: Emily Tuttosi, rugby, Calgary
Male nominees:
AUS: Corey Bent, soccer, Cape Breton
RSEQ: Valentin Lamoulie, soccer, UQAM
OUA: Mark Rogal, soccer, Toronto
CWUAA: Shane Osayande, basketball, Saskatchewan (recepient)