Gray and Hinchliffe 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 7th, 2017.
Male Athlete of the Week –Kadre Gray (Toronto, Ont.) – 2nd Year – Laurentian Voyageurs
It was a winning week for the Laurentian Voyageurs Men’s Basketball team and a key contributor to their two victories was Kadre Gray.
The second-year guard did it all for the Voyageurs in their two tilts, as the OUA’s leading scorer tallied a monster 40-point effort against Waterloo. Gray managed this scoring line on 14-17 FG, 3-4 3PT, and 9-9 FT, to go along with five rebounds and five assists. The Health Promotion student also contributed on the defensive end with a pair of steals and a block to truly stuff the statsheet.
For an encore performance, Gray dropped another 28 points on 10-13 FG, to go along with 10 rebounds and 10 assists in their win over Laurier. The triple-double is the first in the OUA since Josh Collins (Windsor) recorded one vs. Laurentian in 2013.
Female Athlete of the Week –Victoria Hinchliffe (Guelph, Ont.) – 2nd Year – Guelph Gryphons
The Gryphons Women's Soccer team is coming off of the biggest weekend in program history as they captured their first ever OUA title and they couldn't have done it without Victoria Hinchliffe.
During Saturday's OUA Semi-final against UOIT, the talented second-year forward scored twice in the second half to help force extra time against the defending OUA champion Ridgebacks. When the match went to penalties, Hinchliffe stepped up and converted from the spot to seal the win for the Gryphs, which not only put them through to the OUA Final, but also secured a berth to nationals (Nov. 9-12 in Winnipeg).
Hinchliffe followed that up with another strong performance in the gold medal game, wherein she doubled down on her semifinal effort and once again netted the winner in penalties to secure the first OUA women’s soccer title in Guelph’s history.