The USPORTS 2016-17 All-Canadian Awards Gala was held Wednesday night in Victoria B.C. Panther rookie sensation Jenna Mae Ellsworth was recognized for her tremendous season by being named to the 2016-17 USPORTS All-Rookie Team. Ellsworth completed the season leading her 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. On Wednesday night, Ellsworth was runner up for rookie of the year honors.
G Kyanna Giles Regina 1 Winnipeg, Man. Arts & Science
G Jenna Mae Ellsworth UPEI 1 Charlottetown, P.E.I. Science
G Kayah Clarke Windsor 1 Hamilton, Ont. Human Kinetics
G Caroline Task Concordia 1 Dorval, Que. Human Resources
G Libby Epoch Saskatchewan1 Moose Jaw, Sask. Arts & Science
Other award winners on Wednesday night included;
Danielle Boiago, a fifth-year guard from the McMaster Marauders, was named the 2017 U SPORTS Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Boiago's rate of 25.5 points per 40 minutes was the highest in the OUA this season, while her totals of 81 assists and 51 three-pointers ranked third in the conference. She completed her regular season career as McMaster's all-time leading scorer, with a total of 1,719 points that ranks third in OUA history. She also topped the record book with 250 steals, and finished second in assists (297) and third in rebounds (603).
DEFENSIVE Player of the Year: Antoinette Miller, Winnipeg; KATHY SHIELDS AWARD (Rookie of the Year): Kyanna Giles, Regina; PETER ENNIS AWARD (Coach of the Year): Dave Wilson, Queen's; SYLVIA SWEENEY AWARD (Student-Athlete Community Service): Katie Ross, Acadia; TRACY MacLEOD AWARD (Courage Overcoming Adversity): Vanessa Pickard, McMaster
2016-17 First and Second Team All-Stars
G Danielle Boiago McMaster 5 Hamilton, Ont. Kinesiology
G Antoinette Miller Winnipeg 4 Phoenix, Ariz. Applied Health & Ed.
G Jane Gagné Laval 3 Chicoutimi, Que. Chemistry
F Alison Keough Cape Breton 4 Marion Bridge, N.S. Business Admin.
G Paloma Anderson Acadia 3 Phoeniz, Ariz. Business Admin.
G Sabine Dukate Saskatchewan2 Ventspiils, Latvia Arts & Science
F Heather Lindsay Carleton 4 Ottawa, Ont. Environmental
F Richelle Gregoire Concordia 3 Ste. Therese, Que. Sociology
F Sofia Paska Ryerson 3 Etobicoke, Ont. Early Child. Studies
G Maddison Penn UBC 2 Avoca Beach, Australia Kinesiology
The 2017 ArcelorMittal Dofasco U SPORTS Women's Final 8 gets under way Thursday, March
9 at the University of Victoria. Semifinals will be airing live on Sportsnet 360 on Saturday,
March 11th at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, with the finals airing Sunday, March 12th at 4 p.m. ET. The
rest of the tournament will be available for online streaming at USPORTS.LIVE. 8