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Offensive Player of the Week: Tristan Aboud, Guelph

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Hometown: Montréal, Que
  • Year: 1st
  • Program: Management Economics & Finance

Tristan Aboud carried out a perfect showing by connecting 16 out of 16 of his attempted passes in the Gryphons’ 88-7 win over the York Lions on Saturday. The rookie quarterback threw for 384 yards and six touchdowns. In the third quarter, he successfully threw a remarkable 85-yard pass extending Guelph’s lead. His performance has placed him within the top two players for completion percentage and top three for passing efficiency in the OUA.

  • Other Nominees:
  • AUS: Zachary Houde, STFX
  • RSEQ: Jonathan Sénécal, Montréal
  • CW: Garrett Rooker, UBC

Defensive Player of the Week: Nate Beauchemin, Calgary

  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Hometown: Kelowna, B.C.
  • Year: 3rd
  • Program: Kinesiology

Nate Beauchemin put up a strong fight in the Dinos’ 28-12 defeat against the currently No. 8-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday night. The third-year defensive back made three interceptions for a total of 74 yards throughout the game, including a 32-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He helped disrupt the Huskies’ offence as he made a total of five tackles (three solo and four assisted).

  • Other Nominees:
  • AUS: Yani Goudafel, Bishop’s
  • RSEQ: Jeremiah Ojo, Montréal
  • OUA: Ife Onyemenam, Wilfrid Laurier

Special Teams Player of the Week: Maya Turner, Manitoba

  • Position: Kicker
  • Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
  • Year: 1st
  • Program: Arts

Maya Turner had a day that will live long in the memory on Saturday. At the Bisons’ homecoming game against Regina, she made history by becoming the first female to play in a U SPORTS regular season football game. The Minnesotan opened the scoring for Manitoba by connecting on a second-quarter field goal. She later converted all three of Manitoba’s touchdowns, as the game was tied 24-24 at the end of regulation. In the second overtime period, she kicked the game-winning field goal to give the Bisons a 27-24 win over the Rams, giving her a total of nine points on the day – the first points scored by a woman in university Canadian football.

  • Other Nominees:
  • AUS: Ben Hadley, STFX
  • RSEQ: Vincent Blanchard, Laval
  • OUA: Brandon Forcier, Carleton