Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Bailey Smith (Track and Field) and Dut Dut (Men's Basketball), the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for February 21-26!
Bailey Smith is a Nursing student from Mount Stewart, PEI and a member of the UPEI Track and Field team. She won gold in the 60-meter race at the AUS Track and Field Championship. "Bailey won a very close 60m championship by three hundredths of a second over some very strong AUS competition," said coach Colin MacAdam. "Her hard work has paid off with this win—a very deserving UPEI athlete of the week!"
Dut Dut is a fifth-year Bachelor of Arts student from Ottawa, Ontario and a forward on the UPEI Men's Basketball team. The Panthers lost their final two games of the season, but Dut Dut shone in both weekend games, scoring 57 points and grabbing 22 rebounds. He is ranked number one in the country for rebounds in the regular season, averaging 11.9 per game. "Dut Dut is very deserving of the Athlete of the Week award," said coach Tim Kendrick. "He had a great weekend for us and broke the single season AUS rebound record here at UPEI in the process! A very fitting way for him to end his university basketball career!"