Men’s Basketball News

Brett Layton of the Calgary Dinos men’s basketball team and Danielle Hanus from the Victoria Vikes women’s swimming squad are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the period ending November 24, 2019.

Male Athlete of the Week: Brett Layton, Calgary

With a number of key players out of the lineup for the University of Calgary Dinos, fourth-year forward Brett Layton stepped up and continued his dominant play.

In two games against the Trinity Western Spartans, Layton scored 63 points and posted 32 rebounds.

On Friday night, Layton collected 23 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and one steal in a 112-74 win at the Jack Simpson Gym.

The following night, the Calgary native had the best games of his career with 40 points and 20 rebounds as the Dinos swept the Spartans with a 110-86 victory. The game marked the first 40-point, 20-rebound game in Canada West history.

Layton ranks second in the conference and eighth in the nation with 21.7 points per game and tied for first in the country in rebounding at 14.5 per game. 


  • CW: Brett Layton, basketball, Calgary
  • OUA: Kadre Gray, basketball, Laurentian
  • RSEQ: Clément Secchi, swimming, McGill
  • AUS: Maxime St-Cyr, hockey, Moncton

Female Athlete of the Week: Danielle Hanus, Victoria

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MEET LOG: Friday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 24 – 4 gold medals (50m backstroke (CW record), 100m butterfly (CW record), 100m backstroke (CW record), 200m butterfly), 2 bronze medals (4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m freestyle relay), and 1 silver (4x100m medley relay) at CW Swimming Championships.

Danielle Hanus dominated the pool during the three-day Canada West Championships in Lethbridge.

Along with winning seven medals and setting three Canada West records, the fourth-year swimmer left the meet crowned as the Women’s Swimmer of the Meet. She was also a Canada West First Team All-Star and a significant reason why the Vikes placed third - their highest finish at the Canada West meet since 2010-11.


  • CW: Danielle Hanus, swimming, Victoria
  • OUA: Jenna Woock, volleyball, Toronto
  • RSEQ: Anais Arlandis, swimming, Montreal
  • AUS: Brooke Murphy, hockey, Saint Mary’s

- Player bios courtesy U SPORTS member conferences