COSTON NAMED CANADA WEST MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

MEN’S BASKETBALL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
CANADA WEST AOW

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COSTON NAMED CANADA WEST MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
Trinity Western men’s basketball guard Kyle Coston was named Canada West Male Athlete of the Week after he led the Spartans to a pair of wins over Lethbridge and Calgary this past weekend while averaging 31.5 points per game and 39 minutes per game.

This is the second week in a row the Spartans have garnered male athlete of the week honours after men’s volleyball outside hitter Rudy Verhoeff was given the nod Dec. 6. It’s the third time this season a Spartan has been named the conference athlete of the week after men’s soccer goalie Andrew Fink was honoured Sept. 27.

The Canada West Female Athlete of the Week was women’s basketball post Diane Schuetze from Thompson Rivers.

MALE: #7 Kyle Coston, Trinity Western (basketball)

On Friday, the fifth-year Coston led TWU (4-6) to a 105-97 victory over the Pronghorns (5-5) hitting for a career-best 35 points and picking up four rebounds, while shooting 50 per cent from the field, 90 per cent from the foul line and 44 per cent from three-point range. Then on Saturday, Coston responded by hitting for 28 points and grabbing seven boards, shooting 65 percent from the field, 100 per cent from three-point territory and 75 per cent from the foul line to lead TWU in a 107-97 victory over the Dinos (3-7).

With his 63-point weekend, Coston, a 6-foot-8 guard from Blaine, Washington, moves into fourth spot in Canada West and sixth in the CIS scoring race at 21.0 points per game.

Next up for the Spartans will be the UBC Okanagan Heat. TWU will travel to Kelowna, B.C. for games on Jan. 13 and 14.

FEMALE: #13 Diane Schuetze, Thompson Rivers (basketball)

Thompson Rivers 6-3 post Diane Schuetze was the main threat in helping the WolfPack women’s basketball team open 2012 with a pair of victories at home.

The fourth-year student-athlete led TRU in scoring during home victories over Manitoba Bisons (3-7) and the Winnipeg Wesmen (5-5) as the WolfPack evened their season record at 5-5, tied for third place in the Pacific Division.

While leading Canada West with 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest, Schuetze is also first in CIS in free throws (82-104), second in total rebounds (103) and rebounds per game, second in points (196) and fifth in points per game.

The WolfPack continue their home stand with a pair of games against the first-place UBC Thunderbirds, January 13-14 at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops, B.C.

Next Weekly Awards: January 17, 2012

About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year, 1997 to 2010. Comprised of 16 schools from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada West produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games.

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Last Updated: 2012-01-10
Author: Mark Janzen