Gray and Masse named Investors Group Athletes of the Week, powered by 2XU
BURLINGTON, Ont. – The following athletes have been named Investors Group Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week, powered by 2XU, for the period ending November 28th, 2017.
Male Athlete of the Week –Kadre Gray (Toronto, Ont.) – 2nd Year – Laurentian Voyageurs
For the second time in a four week span, the powerful play of Laurentian Voyageurs’ Kadre Gray has earned him Athlete of the Week honours.
Gray was the Voyageurs’ top performer in the team’s two wins this week, playing a critical role in the eventual outcomes against Guelph and Algoma, respectively. The second-year guard poured in an efficient 39 points against the Gryphons, shooting over 50% from the field and from downtown, to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.
Gray outdid his stat-stuffing efforts in the team’s tilt with Algoma; however, as he collected his second triple double of the season. Gray finished the game with another 30-point performance, this time notching 31, to go along with 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the nationally-ranked Voyageurs to their sixth win of the year.
The Toronto, Ont. native now leads the OUA in scoring (26.4 PPG), is second in assists (6.1 APG), and sits in a tie for sixth in rebounding (8.6 RPG) on the year.
Female Athlete of the Week – Kylie Masse (LaSalle, Ont.), 4th Year – Toronto Varsity Blues
Fourth-year swimmer Kylie Masse earned four individual and two relay gold medals in leading the Varsity Blues women's swimming team to a first-place finish at the OUA Fairweather division championships this past weekend at the University of Guelph.
Masse, the 2017 100 backstroke world champion and world record holder, handily won the 50 (26.70) and 200 (2:04.72) backstroke events. She also won the 100 freestyle in a time of 54.05 seconds.
The LaSalle, Ont. native capped off the meet in the 400 freestyle; an event that she does not usually swim. Masse was the first to touch the wall in 3:48.43, the fastest time swam in this event in Canada this year.
She also helped the Blues to first-place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays. Toronto won the meet with 1,147 points, 513 points ahead of the second-place Western Mustangs (634).