Awards News

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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.

Livestreaming in English is available for free worldwide on, CBC Gem, the CBC Sports App for iOS and Android devices, with French digital coverage carried on USPORTS.LIVE.

All Canadian Teams

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Women’s First Team
Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
G Jenna Mae Ellsworth UPEI 4 Charlottetown, P.E.I Science
F Keylyn Filewich UBC 4 Winnipeg, Man. 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
F Brett Layton Calgary 4 Calgary, Alta. Law
G Kadre Gray Laurentian 4 Toronto, Ont. Health Promotion
G Keevan Veinoit Dalhousie 3 Port Williams, N.S. Commerce
G Calvin Epistola Ottawa 5 Toronto, Ont. Linguistics
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 Rashawn Browne Manitoba 5 Toronto, Ont. Arts
G Tevaun Kokko Ryerson 3 Markham, Ont. Arts & Contemporary Science
G Jadon Cohee UBC 5 Langley, B.C. Unclassified
F Azaro Roker StFX 4 Nassau, Bahamas Arts
G Lloyd Pandi Carleton 1 Ottawa, Ont. Commerce

All-Rookie Teams

Pos. First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
G Jael Kabunda Bishop’s Montreal, Que. Psychology
G/F Deanna Tuchscherer Fraser Valley Chiliwack, B.C. Kinesiology
F Hailey MacLeod Cape Breton Marion Bridge, N.S. Arts & Community Studies
G/F Héléna Lamoureux Laurentian Laval, Que. Criminology
G Anna Kernaghan Winnipeg Winnipeg, Man. Kinesiology & Applied Health
G Lloyd Pandi Carleton Ottawa, Ont. Commerce
G Avan Nava StFX Mississauga, Ont. Arts
F Anthony Tsegakele Brandon Gatineau, Que. Arts
F Sidney Tremblay-Lacombe Laval Quebec City, Que. Teaching Physical & Health Ed.
G Laoui Msambya Lakehead Quebec City, Que. Psychology