Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Jenna Mae Ellsworth and Milorad Sedlarevic, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for January 22–28!
Jenna Mae Ellsworth is a second-year guard on the UPEI Women's Basketball team and a Bachelor of Science student from Charlottetown. The Panthers split a pair of games over the weekend against Cape Breton University, winning the first 76–65, losing the second 88–78. In Saturday's game, she scored 16 points, shooting 46% from the field and 100% from the free-throw line. She had five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and a blocked shot. On Sunday, she was back with an incredible 21 points, shooting 62% from the field, five-for-five from the free-throw line, and collecting three rebounds, an assist, two steals and a blocked shot. "Jenna Mae had an outstanding weekend on both ends of the court," said coach Greg Gould. "Her offence was outstanding, but her defensive presence was even better."
Milorad Sedlarevic is a fourth-year forward on the UPEI Men's Basketball team and a Bachelor of Business Administration student from Jesenice, Slovenia. The Panthers picked up their first wins of the weekend with a two-game home stand against Cape Breton University, beating them 71–63 and 77–71. "Milorad Sedlarevic is maturing into a complete player offensive player," said coach Darrell Glenn. "On Saturday night, however, he was given the task of guarding the second leading scorer in the conference and did a fantastic job of holding him to just seven points. Milorad also managed to score 21 points shooting six for eight from the field and eight for nine from the free-throw line."
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!