U Sports Communications
TORONTO – Vasiliki Louka from the University of Northern British Columbia and Jordon Cooke from the University of Saskatchewan are the final ArcelorMittal Dofasco U Sports female and male athletes of the week for the fall semester, for the period ending December 4, 2016.
Louka a third-year environment studies student from Athens, Greece, recorded back-to-back double doubles on the weekend, as UNBC swept their weekend series with Thompson Rivers – the team’s first victories over the Wolfpack in three seasons. The Timberwolves forward scored 14 points and brought in 15 rebounds, while adding four assists in an 89-82 win on Friday, followed by a 22-point, 13-rebound, three-block performance Saturday in a 68-57 triumph. Louka also led all players with a weekend-high 68 minutes played.
Basketball players Nicole Morrison of Laurier and Quételine Célestin of UQAM were also nominated for the women’s award.
Cooke, a third-year business student from Leduc, Alta., made 65 saves helping Saskatchewan earn a pair of victories over Alberta. The Huskies netminder stopped 20 shots in a 4-1 win on Friday, before shutting out the Golden Bears 4-0 on Saturday. The honour comes two days after Cooke was named to the U Sports men’s hockey all-star roster Monday, which will face Team Canada’s world junior hopefuls next week in Boisbriand, Que.
Ottawa basketball player Caleb Agada, UNB hockey player Philippe Maillet and Laval track and field athlete Jonathan Tedeschi were the other male nominees.
AUS: No nominee
RSEQ: Quételine Célestin, basketball, UQAM
OUA: Nicole Morrison, basketball, Laurier
CWUAA: Vasiliki Louka, basketball, UNBC (recipient)
AUS: Phillipe Maillet, hockey, UNB
RSEQ: Jonathan Tedeschi, track and field, Laval
OUA: Caleb Agada, basketball, Ottawa
CWUAA: Jordon Cooke, hockey, Saskatchewan (recipient)