Burlington, Ont. – McKinley Hunt has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending October 20, 2019.
Female Athlete of the Week – McKinley Hunt, Queen’s Gaels, Rugby
The Queen’s Gaels captured their first OUA women’s rugby title since 2013 on Friday night and they couldn’t have done it without the contributions of all-star McKinley Hunt (King City, Ont.).
In her team’s 46-17 championship win over the Guelph Gryphons, Hunt scored two of her team’s tries, en route to a 10-point night. With her team leading heading into the second half, the Gaels were looking to ensure the three-time defending champions did not have a chance to spark a comeback and Hunt’s two scores were a big part of putting the match out of reach, with both coming in the second half.
The championship win capped off an undefeated season for Queen’s and a resurgent one for the fifth-year 2nd Row, who also earned an OUA All-Star nod in her first season after coming back from a torn ACL.