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Women’s Rugby Player of the Week: Akwaima Akpan, STFX

  • Position: Second Row
  • Hometown: Halifax, N.S.
  • Year: 1st
  • Program: Human Kinetics

Akwaima Akpan was a key player in helping STFX reclaim the AUS Championship title last Wednesday in Charlottetown. The rookie lock made a breakthrough in the 78th minute by scoring a try, ultimately edging out UPEI in a 26-22 victory. Following her performance, Akpan was awarded AUS championship MVP, after being named AUS rookie of the year and an AUS all-star earlier that week. She also ended the season within the top four for AUS scoring (35 points). STFX are set to take on Guelph in their first game of the USPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Quebec City.