Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their achievements and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Jenna Mae Ellsworth and Owen Headrick, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for January 21 to 27!
Jenna May Ellsworth is a third-year science student from Charlottetown and a guard on the UPEI Women's Basketball team. The Panthers split a tough pair of games over the weekend in Newfoundland, where Memorial put an end to UPEI's spectacular ten-game-win streak. Ellsworth scored 18 points in the win and grabbed seven rebounds. Sunday, she scored 20 points, shooting 7/12, with 4 rebounds and 2 steals. "Jenna Mae was very solid for us all weekend," said coach Matt Gamblin. "She competed hard and showed a lot of toughness leading the charge to get us back into the game on Sunday."
Owen Headrick is a third-year arts student from Garden River, Ontario who plays defence on the UPEI Men's Hockey team. The Panthers dropped a game to St. Francis Xavier University over the weekend, but picked up a win against Dalhousie University. Headrick notched a pair of goals and a pair of assists. "Owen had a great weekend for us," said coach Forbes MacPherson. "He was a factor on every goal and a key part in our come-back win against Dal. Owen has been a top rookie in our league and a big part of our program!"
Panthers at Home
Saturday, both UPEI Basketball teams defend the home court against the University of New Brunswick. The women tip off at 6:00 pm. The men play at 8:00 pm. Both games are worth four points in the race for the playoffs. The women will be wearing pink for Saturday's game for Shoot for the Cure, the annual game in support of breast cancer research.
Go Panthers Go!
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