Daphné Danyluk of the McGill Martlets and Mason Bourcier from the Trinity Western Spartans are the U SPORTS Athletes of the Week for the period ending March 6th, 2022.
Daphné Danyluk, McGill
Daphné Danyluk won five gold medals and one silver en route to leading the McGill women’s swim team to the RSEQ championship banner for a second consecutive season, in Ottawa last weekend.
The 5-foot-9 sprinter from Rivière-des-Prairies, Que., was also named athlete of the meet and RSEQ swimmer of the year.
The 23-year-old anatomy and biology major swept all three backstroke titles (50m, 100m, 200m) and anchored two winning relays (4x100m MR, 4x100m FR). She also collected a silver medal in the 4x50 medley relay, with a McGill record time of 1:53.74 helping McGill win all three banners at the conference championships.
Danyluk will look to lead McGill to victory at the U SPORTS Swimming Championship held by the University of Laval from March 24 to 26.
- AUS: Clara Gascoigne, basketball, Saint Mary’s
- CW: Cameryn Drever, hockey, Saskatchewan
- OUA: Tori Verbeek, hockey, Guelph
- RSEQ: Daphné Danyluk, swimming, McGill (Winner)
Mason Bourcier, Trinity Western
In the Canada West 17-team Basketball Playoff tournament, Bourcier hit the court inspired. In the team's first game of the bracket Thursday, the versatile Bourcier did what he does best: stuff every column of the stat sheet.
The conference's triple-double king (and current record-holder) did it again, posting 15 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in the game.
Bourcier wouldn’t stop there.
In the team's three playoff games, Bourcier had three straight triple-doubles.
Of the six-playoff triple-doubles in the U SPORTS history books (dating back to 2009), Bourcier owns three. And he did it in one weekend.
Bourcier second triple-double came when he exploded for 41 points Friday to lead his 11th-ranked Spartans in an upset of the sixth-seeded hometown Calgary Dinos. He also had 12 rebounds, 13 assists and two steals in the match.
Bourcier then posted 19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in the team's quarterfinal loss to Regina Saturday.
- AUS: Keevan Veinot, basketball, Dalhousie
- CW: Mason Bourcier, basketball, Trinity Western (Winner)
- RSEQ: Clément Secchi, swimming. McGill