Week Ending March 20, 2016
Connor Wood (Guelph, ON) is this week’s Carleton Ravens TSN 1200 Male Athlete of the Week.
It was a special week for Wood and the Ravens at the CIS Men’s Basketball Final 8 Championships in Vancouver, BC, as Carleton captured its sixth straight national title and twelfth overall in the past fourteen seasons.
Wood, a fourth-year guard, averaged 19.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 2.7 APG in three contests against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, Dalhousie Tigers and Calgary Dinos. The 2015-16 OUA Second Team All-Star also shot 41.2% on 3PT FG and 38.8% from the floor.
For his outstanding work, Wood was named the winner of the Jack Donohue Trophy, which is awarded annually to the CIS Final 8 MVP. The 6-foot-4, 200-lbs. senior was also named to the CIS Final 8 All-Star Team. With another championship victory, Wood has now won four consecutive CIS Final 8 gold medals.
Connor is studying Economics at Carleton University.
Megan Evans (Revelstoke, BC) is this week’s Carleton Ravens TSN 1200 Female Athlete of the Week.
Evans, who is currently competing at the 2016 CUNNC (Canadian College and University Nordic Championships) in Whitehorse, YT, posted strong results against tough competition in the event’s first weekend. In the team sprint competition (2 x 1.4km) on March 19, the sophomore skier and her partner Emily Jones (Hunstville, ON) raced to a 3rd place finish in a time of 24:36.969 (+1:05.69).
The 2016 OUA Nordic Skiing All-Star did one better on Sunday, as Evans captured the second-place silver medal – and a first place finish in the junior category – by completing the 5km Open in a time of 17:42.7. Evans and the Ravens Nordic team will compete in races at the Whitehorse Nordic Centre for the duration of the week.
Megan is a studying Neuroscience and Mental Health at Carleton University.