Cota named Boston Pizza RDC female athlete of the week

Finished sixth at the Canadian colleges cross-country championships

One of the premier college cross-country runners in the country was named the Boston Pizza RDC female athlete of the week.

Jordanna Cota, who finished sixth at the Canadian colleges championships in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Saturday and led her team to a silver medal, received the honour.

The Hunting Hills grad, who is in her fourth season with the RDC cross-country team, finished the five-kilometre run in 19 minutes, 21 seconds and moved up 12 spots from last season.

Cota was also named to the All-Canadian team.

Meanwhile, fifth-year basketball Kings forward Shayne Stumpf received the top male award.

Stumpf turned in a pair of impressive performances in leading the visiting Kings to a 104-96 win over SAIT and a 94-59 victory over St. Mary’s University. The Lacombe native had 18 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block against SAIT while picking up 25 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks against St. Mary’s.

The RDC basketball squads return home this weekend, hosting Briercrest Friday and Medicine Hat Sunday. The women tip off at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by the men.

It’s a big weekend for both RDC teams.

The Kings go into the weekend first in the south at 5-0 with Medicine Hat 3-0 and Briercrest 1-2. The Queens, 2-3, are looking to move up out of a fourth place tie with Medicine Hat, 2-1. Briercrest is sixth at 1-3.

The volleyball teams play a home-and-home against the Ambrose University Lions — Friday in Calgary and Saturday at RDC. The women get underway at 6 p.m., followed by the men.

The Kings are first in the South Division with an 8-2 record while Ambrose is 2-6. The Queens are 7-3 and second behind Briercrest while Ambrose is 4-4.

The hockey Kings meet Concordia University of Edmonton in a home-and-home series — Friday at 7 p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex and Saturday in Edmonton.

The hockey Queens finally get a chance to return home this weekend when they host the MacEwan University Griffins Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Centrium. The teams also meet in Edmonton Friday.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Council approved a $3 million grant and a $19 million loan Tuesday to help keep Westerner Park sustainable. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer city council approves $22M to keep Westerner Park viable after emotional debate

It’s vital ensure future success for the huge economic generator, says mayor

Red Deer Rebels goalie Chase Coward tries to find a loose puck during WHL action at the Centrium earlier this season. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)
Changes on the horizon for Red Deer Rebels next season

New coach, roster adjustments among top priorities for Sutter this offseason

Renovations and construction have begun at Red Deer Dream Centre. (Photo contributed)
Renovations underway at Red Deer Dream Centre

Christian-based addictions treatment centre

Red Deer County's municipal planning commission gave approval for a new directional sign for a business located near Elnora.
(Image from Red Deer County)
Red Deer County garden centre and winery gets sign approved

Delidais Estate Winery and DA Gardens is located near Elnora

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Here is a list of latest COVID-19 restrictions in effect in Alberta

New mandatory health restrictions are now in effect in Alberta. Additional restrictions… Continue reading

Boston Bruins left wing Nick Ritchie (21) and Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Raffl’s late goal pushes Capitals past Bruins, 2-1

Raffl’s late goal pushes Capitals past Bruins, 2-1

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Chicago, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Toews’ question chases Chicago Blackhawks into offseason

Toews’ question chases Chicago Blackhawks into offseason

Wheeler has two goals, two assists as Winnipeg Jets clinch third in North Division

Wheeler has two goals, two assists as Winnipeg Jets clinch third in North Division

Depleted Raptors drop a 115-96 decision to Leonard and Clippers

Depleted Raptors drop a 115-96 decision to Leonard and Clippers

Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, tosses the ball for a serve to Ilya Ivashka, of Belarus, during the Miami Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee
Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets Diego Schwartzman at Italian Open

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets Diego Schwartzman at Italian Open

Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk (25) and Sean Couturier (14) celebrate past New Jersey Devils' Yegor Sharangovich (17) after a goal by van Riemsdyk during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Flyers drop from trendy East favorite to another lost season

Flyers drop from trendy East favorite to another lost season

André Gauthier is shown in a handout photo. Gauthier, a Canadian geologist who spent six years in and out of jail in Dubai after he allegedly uncovered fraud in a gold company, finally is back home in Quebec City after his release last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Detained in Dubai MANDATORY CREDIT
Canadian geologist detained in Dubai for six years is back home after charges dropped

Canadian geologist detained in Dubai for six years is back home after charges dropped

This undated photo provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department shows a group of bighorn sheep in North Dakota. Alberta's environment department has known for years that toxins from old coal mines are contaminating populations of the province's official animal, the bighorn sheep. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Bihrle/North Dakota Game and Fish Department via AP, File
Alberta government knew bighorn sheep contaminated with coal mine selenium: scientist

Alberta government knew bighorn sheep contaminated with coal mine selenium: scientist

Most Read