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U Sports – TORONTO (U Sports) – Cross country runners Claire Sumner from Queen’s University and Yves Sikubwabo from Laval University are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco U Sports female and male athletes of the week for the period ending November 13, 2016

Sumner, a fourth-year life sciences students from Calgary, won the women’s title at the CIS Championship on Saturday. The Gaels veteran finished the race in 21:09.3, nearly six seconds ahead of her opponent, earning MVP and All-Canadian honours.

Volleyball player Maiya Westwood of Memorial, soccer player Joëlle Gosselin of Laval and cross country runner Emma Cook-Clarke of Calgary were also nominated for the women’s award.

Sikubwabo, a first-year engineering physics major from Kicukiro, Rwanda, captured the men’s individual title at the national championship, helping host Laval win its first team banner in school history after four consecutive podium finishes dating back to 2012 (one silver, three bronze). The Rouge et Or rookie crossed the finish line in 30:51, winning by five seconds for his second U Sports male athlete of week award recognition 

Volleyball player Eivind Andersen of UNB, soccer player Alex Zis of Guelph and cross country runner Declan White of Trinity Western were the other male nominees. 

Female nominees:
AUS: Maiya Westwood, volleyball, Memorial
RSEQ: Joëlle Gosselin, soccer, Laval
OUA: Claire Sumner, cross country, Queen’s (recipient)
CWUAA: Emma Cook-Clarke, cross country, Calgary
 

Male nominees:
AUS: Eivind Andersen, volleyball, UNB
RSEQ: Yves Sikubwabo, cross country, Laval
OUA: Alex Zis, soccer, Guelph
CWUAA: Declan White, cross country, Trinity Western
 

About ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest producer of flat carbon steel and is part of the world’s largest steel and mining company. Headquartered in Hamilton, ON, our more than 5,000 employees are dedicated to being world class as we strive to transform tomorrow with lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel. For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world. ArcelorMittal has a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.

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Manager, Communications
U Sports
Cell: 647-871-7595
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