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RBC Athletes of the Month: February 2015

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Indoor Track and Field:

Male: Kevin Tree (Tottenham, Ont.)
Coach Sigsworth: “In a fabulous month of competition, Kevin began at the Boston University Valentines Classic, breaking the Lakehead record in the 3000m (for a second time this season) running a time of 8:16.11. He then switched gears from the indoor track to cross country running – racing in Columbia at the Pam American Cross Country Championships as a member of Team Canada. Tree overcame some very tough conditions to finish 14th overall and 2nd among his teammates in his first international competition. This past weekend he was back on the track racing the 3000m at the OUA Champs, running strong and missing a medal by less than a second in 4th place. Tree has qualified for the CIS track meet in the 3000m in Windsor in two weeks and the World Cross Country meet in China at the end of the month.”

Female: Callie Roelfsema (Olds, Alta)
Coach Sigsworth: “Callie continued her strong running during February. She won the mile at the University of Wisconsin – Superior Yellowjacket Open in a big new personal best of 5:17.45. Last weekend she ran two more personal bests at the OUA Champs. First she finished 16th in the 3000m in a time of 10:21.09 then came back the next day to finish 27th in the 1500m in a time of 4:50.63.”


Male: Chris Waltner 54kg (Kingston, Ont.)
Coach Clayton: “Chris wrestled well in February, winning a silver medal at OUA’s and earning a fifth place finish at the the CIS tournament last weekend in Edmonton.”

Female: Emma Horner 59kg (St Joseph’s Island, Ont.)
Coach Clayton: “Emma improved on her performance at OUA’s this year, winning the gold medal after a bronze last season. She kept up her elite performance at the CIS tournament, getting all the way to the gold medal match. In a deadlocked match, her opponent was awarded the win on a technicality, which was unfortunate, but doesn’t take away from her fantastic year and the what the future holds for her.”

Women’s Volleyball (5-14)

Rheanna Geisel (Dauphin, Man.)

Coach Green: “In her rookie season, Rheanna cemented her spot on the OUA West All Rookie team during the last stretch of the season. Rheanna has shown herself to be one of the top servers in the OUA and has shown she will be a force at the net in the next number of years. The season ended with a split against Waterloo, but there is no split on the future of this young lady.”

Men’s Basketball (11-8, 1-1 playoffs)  

Jamar Coke (Hamilton, Ont.)

Coach Furtado: “Jamar has had the task of defending the other teams’ best guard and along way averaged 8 points and 6 rebounds. Jamar’s toughness and athleticism was never questioned every time he stepped on the floor.”

Women’s Basketball (14-5, 2-0 playoffs)

Jylisa Williams (Atlanta, GA)

OUA record 50 points
OUA Single season point scoring record
OUA Athlete of the Week

Coach Kreiner: “Jylisa Williams had one of the best months by any student athlete ever. She broke two records (one that stood for over 30 years) and she has elevated our team to a national calibre level. Jylisa isn’t in it for the awards though, and wants to get our team to the nationals. We need one more win for that to happen.”

Hockey (10-17, 2-2 playoffs)

Mike Hammond (Victoria, B.C.)

Coach Bill McDonald: “Mike Hammond led our team in our playoff run, scoring 4 goals in 4 games. Mike’s achieved so much for our team on the scoreboard without taking himself out of the game in the penalty box, with only 8 penalty minutes on the season.”

STATISTICS                           YEAR                   GP    G     A     PTS    PIM   PPG  SHG
O.U.A. Regular Season      2014-2015         26     15    23     38        8       3       0
O.U.A. Play-Offs                 2014-2015            4       4      1        5         0       1        0

Nordic Skiing

Female: Alannah Maclean (Sudbury, Ont.)

Coach Lennie: “In her last OUA championships of her university career, Alannah lead the ‘Wolves to their 11th consecutive OUA title and took the top spot among OUA all-Stars. She also represented Ontario at the Canada Winter Games this past weekend. Her hard work has definitely paid off this year and we are excited to see what she can do at the National Championships later this month in front of the home crowd.”

Male: Scott Hill (Toronto, Ont.)

Coach Lennie: “Bringing home 3 medals from the Canada Winter Games and strong performances at the World Under 23 Championships earlier this year, Scott is looking to lead a strong Men’s team as they attempt to claim back the Nationals title later this month here in Thunder Bay.”


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