VICTORIA – Women’s basketball player Jenna Bugiardini and men’s rugby player Guiseppe du Toit have been named the Muscle MLK™ Vikes Athletes of the Week for the period ending November 13.


Bugiardini, a Business student from Hamilton, Ontario, registered back-to-back double-doubles to help the women’s basketball team pick up their first two wins of the season over the weekend against Calgary. Bugiardini had 21 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night before adding 18 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday.


du Toit, a Sciences student from Maple Ridge, B.C., provided the bulk of the offence for the men’s rugby team in a losing effort against the Castaway Wanderers on Friday night. The fourth-year Vike kicked through four penalty goals and one conversion for 14 of UVic’s 24 points.