Island native and dual UPEI Panther athlete, Jenna Mae Ellsworth claims AUS Rookie of the Year honors at the recent AUS Awards banquet.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI Panthers
Jenna Mae Ellsworth of the UPEI Panthers is the AUS women's basketball rookie of the year.
A five-foot-10 guard from Charlottetown, P.E.I., Ellsworth has made an instant impact with the Panthers, starting in 18 games this season.
In her freshman year with UPEI, she led the team in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game.
She also finished tied for first in the conference in assists, averaging 3.3 per game. And second in AUS in steals with 2.8 per game.
Ellsworth's stats also included an average of 4.9 rebounds per game.
Along with being honoured as the conference's top rookie, she earned a place on the AUS all-rookie team and was named an AUS second team all-star.Ellsworth will now represent the conference as the AUS nominee for the Kathy Shields Award.Alison Keough of the Cape Breton Capers (in 2013-14), Vanessa Pickard of StFX (2011-12) and Claire Colborne of UNB (2010-11) are the most recent AUS players to win the national rookie of the year award.
FIRST AND SECOND TEAM ALL-STARS AND ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
The Atlantic University Sport first and second team all-stars were also announced Thursday, along with this year's all-rookie team.
First Team All-Stars:
Alison Keough, Cape Breton (4th year – Marion Bridge, N.S.)
Paloma Anderson, Acadia (4th year – Phoenix, Arizona)
Angelina Carvery, Saint Mary's (5th year – Halifax, N.S.)
Laura Kaye, UNB (4th year – Fredericton, N.B.)
Sydney Stewart, Memorial (3rd year – Sarnia, Ont.)
Second Team All-Stars:
Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI (1st year – Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse (3rd year – Montreal, Que.)
Hannah Currie, UNB (4th year – Collingwood, Ont.)
Chanel Smith, Acadia (4th year – Halifax, N.S.)
Colleen Keane (5th year – Scarborough, Ont.)
Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
Mikaela Dodig, UNB (Bolton, Ont.)
Robertha Charles, Dalhousie (Montreal, Que.)
Jasmine Cain, Saint Mary's (Halifax, N.S.)
Karla Yepez, UPEI (Quito, Ecuador)
Ellsworth takes AUS Rookie of the Year Honors
Mar 03, 2017