By Yoos, Cam on January 22, 2020.
Basketball and rugby players earned the nod as the Two Guys and a Pizza Place Pronghorn Athletes of the Week were named Tuesday.
Chad Oviatt of men’s basketball and Hailey Driscoll of the women’s rugby sevens earned the honours.
Oviatt scored 52 points and gathered 28 rebounds in a two-game weekend sweep of the Mount Royal Cougars, as the Pronghorns entered crunch time of the Canada West schedule.
Thursday night in Calgary, the Edmonton product recorded his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points on an efficient six of nine from the field and grabbed 12 boards in the 102-93 win over the Cougars.
To follow up that performance, Oviatt had a career night with a second consecutive double-double Saturday, leading the Pronghorns to the sweep in a 108-79 win. The sciences student set a new career high for both points and rebounds in a game, scoring a game-high 36 points and snagging 16 rebounds. He also added three steals, an assist and block in the win.
He was also named the Canada West third Star of the Week.
Oviatt now leads the Pronghorns in scoring with 15 points per game and is averaging a team high 7.4 rebounds.
Driscoll and her rugby teammates opened the 2020 Canada West Sevens series this past weekend in Edmonton, with the fifth-year back leading the Pronghorns both offensively and defensively to a third-place finish.
Driscoll scored four tries on the weekend to lead the Pronghorns in scoring with 20 points, including scoring all three tries in the third-place game to revenge an earlier loss to the UBC Thunderbirds with a close 15-12 win.
In the semifinal loss to the Victoria Vikes, Driscoll was stellar on defence, shutting down a potent attack and adding the lone Pronghorns’ try in a close 10-7 loss to the eventual champions of the Alberta Sevens stop.
Through the first event Driscoll sits tied for seventh in Canada West sevens scoring.