HAMILTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Pioneer
Energy Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for
the period ending March 2nd, 2015.
Each Pioneer Energy OUA Athlete of the Week will receive a gift card and a dri-fit T-shirt, courtesy of Pioneer Energy.
Male: Nick Rowe (Barrie, Ont.) – 5th yr – Brock Badgers – Wrestling
The Brock Badgers captured their 15th CIS Men’s Wrestling Championship title in school history thanks to several strong individual performances, including one from Nick Rowe.
After taking home a gold medal at the OUA Championships, Rowe was one of only two Badgers men’s wrestlers to win gold at the CIS level, making a huge contribution to the team’s overall championship win.
Rowe finished at the top of the podium in the 65kg weight class, despite battling a knee injury suffered during the second round of the gold medal match. Showing true determination, Rowe persevered and defeated his opponent for the gold medal.
Female: Sasha Gollish (Toronto, Ont.) – 4th yr. – Toronto Varsity Blues – Track & Field
Fourth-year veteran Sasha Gollish won three individual titles and was a member of the Toronto Varsity Blues 4x800m relay team that won gold and set a new Canadian record, en route to the Varsity Blues capturing their first OUA team women’s track and field title since 2004.
Along with being a part of the record-setting relay team, Gollish set a new individual OUA record in the 600m. Her time of 1:30.41 broke the previous record of 1:30.56 set by Giselle Plantz in 1982. The civil engineering PhD candidate also won individual gold in the 1500m and 3000m races.
As a team, Toronto broke four OUA records, won nine gold medals and is currently the top-ranked team in CIS.