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uOttawa Desjardins Athletes of the Week

Monday January 16, 2012

WOMEN:

Karina Krueger Schwanke of the women’s volleyball team is this week’s Desjardins uOttawa Athlete of the Week. Over two matches this weekend, Krueger Schwanke recorded 18 kills, 23 digs, and 6 service aces which helped lift the Gee-Gees to a 3-0 win over Guelph after falling 3-1 to York.

The 6-foot native of Blumenau, Brazil is leading the CIS in service aces per set in her second full season with the Gee-Gees and is one of the best overall players in the league, currently sitting at eighth in the country in points earned per set.

MEN:

For his standout shooting performances in two Gee-Gee men’s basketball victories, this week’s Desjardins uOttawa Athlete of the week is first year forward Vikas Gill.

Gill came off the bench in Friday’s win at Toronto and scored 14 points, with 5 rebounds. He followed that up with a 15 point performance at Ryerson, on the strength of his pure shooting from the free throw line and 3-3 accuracy from three-point territory. He also had a key steal in the final minute of action which helped to secure the win.

The Stittsville, Ontario product will look to build on these performances in front of the hometown crowd at this Wednesday’s Capital Hoops Classic at Scotiabank Place.