CIS athletes of the week (#10): Queen’s Marson, UVic’s Hundal honoured
OTTAWA (CIS) – Soccer players Chantel Marson from Queen’s University and Cam Hundal from the University of Victoria are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 13, 2011.
Marson, a fifth-year consecutive education student from London, Ont., earned the Gunn Baldersson memorial award as tournament MVP at the CIS championship in Montreal after she helped the Gaels repeat as national champions. The 5-foot-3 ‘keeper allowed only one goal in 330 minutes over three outings, including back-to-back 1-0 shutouts in the semifinal and in to gold-medal match, two wins that were decided on kicks. In Sunday’s final against the top-ranked Montreal Carabins, Marson stopped three of four shots in the shootout session to seal the victory.
Dalhousie volleyball player Louise Facca, Montreal soccer player Éva Thouvenot-Hébert and Alberta basketball player Nicole Clarke were also nominated for the women’s award.
Hundal, a first-year student from Surrey, B.C., was named MVP of the CIS men’s championship in Victoria after he guided the Vikes to the fifth national title in school history, and their second on home turf. The rookie midfielder was named player of the game in a quarter-final win against Montreal, had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 semifinal victory over Cape Breton and was again selected game MVP in the gold-medal final after he scored twice, including the winner, to lead the Vikes to a 3-1 defeat of Saint Mary’s and their first Sam Davidson memorial trophy triumph since 2004.
UPEI basketball player Jonathan Cooper, McGill swimmer Steven Bielby and Guelph cross country runner Andrew Nixon were the other male nominees.
AUS: Louise Facca, volleyball, Dalhousie
RSEQ: Éva Thouvenot-Hébert, soccer, Montreal
OUA: Chantel Marson, soccer, Queen’s (recipient)
CWUAA: Nicole Clarke, basketball, Alberta
AUS: Jonathan Cooper, basketball, UPEI
RSEQ: Steven Bielby, swimming, McGill
OUA: Andrew Nixon, cross country, Guelph
CWUAA: Cam Hundal, soccer, Victoria (recipient)