champion Jenine Browne of the Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sea-Hawks was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athlete
of the week for the period ending Jan. 18.
The fourth year kinesiology student from St. Bride’s,
scored 55 points in leading the No. 5-ranked Sea-Hawks to
a pair of road-wins over the St. Francis Xavier X-Women. On
Saturday, Ms. Browne collected a solid 17 points, seven rebounds
and five steals in a 60-41 victory. On Sunday afternoon she
exploded with a 38-point performance, this time in a 85-55
win. Her 38 points mark an Atlantic University Sport season-high
and ties her own school-record for a single game.
The CIS scoring champion in the last two seasons, Ms. Browne
leads the nation again this year with a 24 points per game
average. She is also third in her conference in steals, fifth
in field goal percentage and has scored 20 or more points
in six of Memorial’s eight regular-season games.
The two wins were crucial for the Sea-Hawks (7-1) as they
get set to host division-rival Dalhousie (6-3) for a doubleheader
in St. John’s (January 24-25). Memorial leads Dalhousie
by two points (14-12) atop the AUS Baldwin division, with
one game in hand.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing
body of university sport in Canada. Fifty member schools,
over 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 19 National
Championships in 11 different sports.