Duinker, a fourth-year sciences student from Cambridge, N.S.,
averaged 24 points per game over the weekend as the Axewomen evened
their regular season record to 4-4 with home wins over Saint
Mary’s, 71-50, and St. Francis Xavier, 80-75. The 6-foot
forward opened the two-game set on Saturday with 23 points, eight
rebounds and six assists in the victory over the Huskies, and
followed up with a 25-point, nine-board effort against the X-Women
on Sunday. The 2007-08 AUS rookie of the year, who was named player
of the match following both contests, currently ranks third in the
country with an average of 21.1 points per outing.
Hockey players Kim Deschênes of Montreal and Cara Wooster of Saskatchewan and Queen’s basketball player Hanna Koposhynska were also nominated for the women’s award.
AUS: Emma Duinker, basketball, Acadia (recipient)
RSEQ: Kim Deschênes, hockey, Montreal
OUA: Hanna Koposhynska, basketball, Queen’s
CWUAA: Cara Wooster, hockey, Saskatchewan