The uOttawa female athlete of the week is Fannie Desforges. After helping the Gee-Gees go 2-0-1 over their last three games before the exam break, the fifth year captain of the women’s hockey team travelled to Niagara Falls to compete in the first event of the 2012-13 Red Bull Crashed Ice world championship circuit. Desforges is the defending World Champion, having captured the title last March in Quebec City, and she stayed on top by besting the field over a two-day competition at Niagara Falls, the first time that the five-event tour included a second women’s event.
Desforges was the fifth fastest athlete down the course in the shoot-out round on Friday, with a run time of 39.74. Gee-Gees team mates Alicia Blomberg and Dominique Lefevbre coming in eleventh and thirteenth respectively, which qualified all three for the March 16 World Championship in Quebec.
Warren Ward – Men’s Basketball – 6-5 forward - 5th year – Arts – London, Ont.
Warren Ward posted a new uOttawa record for points in a single game with his 43 point night on Friday against Laurier. Ward scored 20 fourth quarter points to lift the Gee-Gees over the Golden Hawks. The fifth year forward was locked in down the stretch as he provided the tying or go-ahead basket five times while shooting 9-for-12 in the fourth. Ward also had two assists in the fourth quarter and pulled down eight rebounds in the game. In Saturday’s follow-up game, Ward led the Gee-Gees in rebounding with nine, while adding thirteen points to pull his weekend total to 56.
The 43 point performance stands as the highest single game total in the CIS this season, and the Gee-Gees are on a six game winning streak at 7-1, which places them in a tie with Carleton for second in the OUA East.
The previous uOttawa single game scoring record was held by Bill Shane and Chet Wydrzynski. Shane holds onto the record for most points scored at Montpetit Hall as he netted 42 against York on February 3, 1990. Wydrzynski scored his 42 on the road against the Varsity Blues on February 5, 2000.