Guard Jenna Mae Ellsworth of the UPEI Panthers and forward Brett Layton of the Calgary Dinos were honoured with the Nan Copp Award and Mike Moser Memorial Trophy as U SPORTS basketball Players of the Year Wednesday night, as the national award winners were celebrated at the joint All-Canadian Gala.
With the honour, Mae Ellsworth became the final member of the Top 100 players of the century, in celebration of the centennial anniversary of U SPORTS women’s basketball.
Guards Jael Kabunda of Bishop’s and Lloyd Pandi of Carleton captured the Kathy Shields Award and Dr. Peter Mullins Trophy as Rookies of the Year, while Western forward Julia Curran and Thompson Rivers guard Micheal Rouault earned the Sylvia Sweeney and Ken Shields Awards for Student-Athlete Community Service for their outstanding contribution both on and off the court.
Forwards Khaléann Caron-Goudreau of Laval and Lock Lam of Lakehead took home Defensive Players of the Year honours, while bench bosses Mike Rao of Brock and Dalhousie’s Rick Plato received the Peter Ennis Award and Stuart W. Aberdeen Memorial Trophy as Fox 40 Coaches of the Year.
Finally, Manitoba forward Addison Martin received the Tracy McLeod Award for her courage in overcoming adversity.
As the Exclusive Provider of championship rings and recognition jewelry of U SPORTS, Baron will provide customized rings to the First Team All-Canadians in football, basketball and hockey, as well as other major award winners.
The 2020 U SPORTS Final 8 Basketball Championships, hosted jointly for the first time by the Ottawa Gee-Gees, Carleton Ravens, and the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, tips off on Thursday and concludes Sunday with the women’s gold medal game at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m., followed by the men’s final at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
All championship bracket games (quarterfinals, semifinals, medal games) from both tournaments will be played at The Arena at TD Place, while the consolation brackets are played at the Ravens Nest on the campus of Carleton University.
All Canadian Teams
|Women’s First Team|
|Pos.||First Name||Last Name||School||Elig.||Hometown||Program|
|G||Jenna Mae||Ellsworth||UPEI||4||Charlottetown, P.E.I||Science|
|G||Melissa||Tatti||Brock||5||Ancaster, Ont.||Social Sciences|
|G||Amaiquen||Siciliano||Bishop’s||1||Buenos Aires, Arg.||Business|
|F||Summer||Masikewich||Saskatchewan||4||Calgary, Alta.||Arts & Science|
|Men’s First Team|
|G||Kadre||Gray||Laurentian||4||Toronto, Ont.||Health Promotion|
|G||Keevan||Veinoit||Dalhousie||3||Port Williams, N.S.||Commerce|
|F||Alix||Lochard||UQAM||2||Montreal, Que.||Social Work|
|Women’s Second Team|
|G||Brooklyn||McAlear-Fanus||Ottawa||5||Ottawa, Ont.||International Development & Globalization|
|G||Haille||Nickerson||Memorial||5||Grimsby, Ont.||Physical Education|
|F||Khaléann||Caron-Goudreau||Laval||2||Gatineau, Que.||MBA Global Business|
|G||Haley||McDonald||Acadia||4||Port Williams, N.S.||Science|
|F||Taylor||Claggett||Fraser Valley||5||Mission, B.C.||Arts|
|Men’s Second Team|
|G||Tevaun||Kokko||Ryerson||3||Markham, Ont.||Arts & Contemporary Science|
|Pos.||First Name||Last Name||School||Hometown||Program|
|G/F||Deanna||Tuchscherer||Fraser Valley||Chiliwack, B.C.||Kinesiology|
|F||Hailey||MacLeod||Cape Breton||Marion Bridge, N.S.||Arts & Community Studies|
|G||Anna||Kernaghan||Winnipeg||Winnipeg, Man.||Kinesiology & Applied Health|
|F||Sidney||Tremblay-Lacombe||Laval||Quebec City, Que.||Teaching Physical & Health Ed.|
|G||Laoui||Msambya||Lakehead||Quebec City, Que.||Psychology|