RDC athletes of the week chosen

The Red Deer College athletes of the week have been announced

Queens basketball and Kings hockey shared the spotlight in the Boston Pizza RDC Athlete of the week voting.

Second-year forward Emily White received the top female award while Kings first-year goaltender Troy Trombley took the top male honours.

White was brilliant as the Queens swept a weekend doubleheader, defeating Olds 82-72 on Friday and upending ninth-ranked St. Mary’s Lightning 68-58 on Saturday.

She had 16 points, nine rebounds, one block, four steals and one assist against Olds and 21 points, two blocks, four steals, three assists and 12 rebounds against the Lightning.

Trombley was in goal for both RDC games against Portage, winning 4-0 on the road Friday and 8-1 at home Saturday.

He made 33 saves in recording his first shutout in ACAC action then stopped 31 shots Saturday.

His save percentage for the two games was .985.

The RDC Queens cross-country team heads to Saturday’s national championships in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., ranked No. 1 in the CCAA.

Three of the seven RDC runners — Jordanna Cota, Jill Stewart and Amy Severtson — go into the championships as members of the ACAC All-Conference team. As well RDC head coach Kari Elliott is the ACAC coach of the year and in the running for the CCAA coach of the year award.

l The hockey Kings face Augustana Vikings in a home-and-home series — Friday in Camrose and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Penhold Regional multiplex.

l The volleyball squads play a home-and-home series against Olds College — Friday at RDC and Saturday in Olds.

The women get underway Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by the men.

The basketball squads are on the road, visiting SAIT Friday and St. Mary’s Saturday.

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