Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Kiera Rigby and Amin Suleman, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for January 8-14!
Kiera Rigby is a fifth-year forward on the UPEI Women's Basketball team and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) student from Charlottetown. The Panthers split a pair of games against Saint Mary's University over the weekend. Rigby scored an incredible 26 points in Friday night's win, shooting 47% from the field. "She went 66% from the 3-point line and was 8 for 12 from the free-throw line," said coach Greg Gould. "Kiera also had three rebounds and a blocked shot. On Saturday, she scored 21 points, shooting 40% from the field and 80% from the free-throw line while collecting three rebounds."
Amin Suleman is a third-year guard on the UPEI Men's Basketball team and a Bachelor of Arts student from Toronto, Ontario. The team dropped two games to Saint Mary's University over the weekend, but Suleman was a stand-out for the Panthers. "Amin had a very strong weekend against the Huskies," said coach Darrell Glenn. "He combined for 20 rebounds, shot an impressive 50% from the field, scored 24 points, and played 60 minutes."
#BellLetsTalk is just around the corner! The Panthers are proud to sponsor with Bell Aliant for Bell Let's Talk Night on Saturday, January 27. The UPEI Men's and Women's Basketball teams are hosting Cape Breton University. Help us help others join the conversation about mental health.
And don't forget! UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let's fill the stands and make this the best season ever!