The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that men’s basketball player Nick Lother and women’s basketball player Catie Gooch
have been chosen as the 2010-2011 University of Winnipeg Wesmen Male
and Female Athletes of the year. The announcement was made this evening
at the annual Wesmen Athletics Awards Banquet held at the Radisson

Male Athlete of the Year

Nick Lother – Lother in his fifth and final season, started 19 games for
the Wesmen during the regular season. He placed in the top 15 in
several Canada West statistical categories including 5th in scoring with
over 20 points per game, 8th in assists, 8th in minutes played and 11th
in free throw percentage. Lother scored a Canada West season high 45
points against Lethbridge (February 18, 2011). On that same night he set
a modern day Canada West Men’s Basketball single game record for both
successful free throws (22) and free throw attempts (28). His
accomplishments earned him both a Canada West and a CIS Male Athlete of
the Week award. Nick was named the University of Winnipeg Male Athlete
of the Month (February, 2011) and was named the University of Winnipeg
Male Player of the Week four times during the 2010-2011 season.

Female Athlete of the Year

Catie Gooch – Fifth year guard was named to the Canada West First All
Star team after helping the Wesmen to an impressive 20-4 record during
the regular season. Gooch appeared in 22 regular season games during the
regular season and finished in the top ten in several Canada West
Conference statistical categories including 3rd in scoring with over 16
points per game, 1st in free throw percentage at 86%, st in three point
field goals made (72), 2nd in minutes played, 3rd in three point field
goal percentage with over 43% made and 4th in steals. Gooch recently
broke the modern day Canada West record for three pointers made in a
single game draining nine of them in Brandon on February 12. Catie was
named the University of Winnipeg Female Athlete of the Month two times
(January and February, 2011) and was named the University of Winnipeg
Female Player of the Week three times during the 2010-2011 season. This
year’s selection is her third consecutive University of Winnipeg Female
Athlete of the Year honour.

Complete List of Award Winners:

University of Winnipeg Male and Female Athletes of the Year:

Nick Lother (Men’s Basketball) – Male Athlete of the Year

Catie Gooch (Women’s Basketball) – Female Athlete of the Year

Team MVP’s

Catie Gooch – Women’s Basketball

Nick Lother – Men’s Basketball

Brittany Habing – Women’s Volleyball

Dan Lother – Men’s Volleyball

Sean Dong – Men’s Soccer

Serafina Trunzo – Women’s Soccer

Julia Anning – MCAC Women’s Basketball

Lexy Blacksmith – MCAC Men’s Basketball

Keith Cooper Memorial Award (Excellence in Community Services):

Amy Ogidan (Women’s Basketball)

Dave Anderson Award: (Outstanding Service in the Advancement of Athletics):

Bart Todd (Former Account Executive – Chum Radio Group)

Tom Kendall Award (Excellence in Academics and Athletics)

Carleen Kruschel (Women’s Volleyball)

Bill Wedlake Most Improved Players Award:

Brayden Duff (Men’s Basketball)

Carleen Kruschel (Women’s Volleyball)

Radisson Rookies of the Year:

Kelvin Smith (Men’s Basketball)

Stephanie Kleysen (Women’s Basketball)

Academic All-Canadians

25 student athletes were recognized as Academic All-Canadian for the
2009-10 Academic year. In order to gain this status a student athlete
must finish the academic year with an overall average of 80% or better.
The Wesmen athletic department is proud of the fact that 45% of their
student athletes earned Academic All-Canadian status which is more than
double the national average of 20%.


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