The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of March 3-9 are Danielle MacDonald, Women’s Basketball; and Aaron Robbins, Men’s Basketball. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.
Who: Danielle MacDonald, Women’s Basketball; and Aaron Robbins, Men’s Basketball
What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week
When: Week of March 3-9
Why: Danielle MacDonald, a fourth-year science student from Sydney Mines, NS had a strong performance during the AUS Women’s Basketball Championship. MacDonald had an outstanding game in her team's 67-56 win over Cape Breton in the AUS quarterfinal game on Friday, March 7. MacDonald scored 16 points, and had four rebounds while playing outstanding defence against CBU's outstanding point guard. In Saturday's semifinal overtime loss to St. Francis Xavier, MacDonald scored 21 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one blocked shot. MacDonald was selected to the AUS Championship All-Star team for her outstanding weekend play.
Aaron Robbins, a fourth-year arts student from Charlottetown finished off a strong season with a solid performance during the AUS Men’s Basketball Championship. During the Panthers AUS quarterfinal 74-60 win over Cape Breton, Robbins played strong defensively and recorded five assists and three rebounds. In Saturday’s 94-78 semifinal loss to Saint Mary’s, Robbins continued his strong game along while hauling down 10 rebounds, and contributing two assists, and six points.
Go Panthers Go!