Asper’s rookie athletes rack up awards
Two Asper athletes have been honoured with awards from Bisons Sports.
Women’s hockey forward Alanna Sharman has been named Bison Female Rookie of the Year. Sharman made a lasting impression in her first season in 2014-2015. She was only the third rookie to win a conference scoring overall title in Canada West in the conference’s 18-year history.
The Winnipeg native piled up several awards and honours during the year, including:
- 2014-15 CIS Women’s Hockey Rookie of the Year
- 2014-15 CIS Women’s Hockey All-Rookie Team
- 2014-15 Canada West Rookie of the Year
- 2014-15 Canada West Women’s Hockey First Team All-Star
- 2014-15 Canada West All-Rookie Team
She also ranked second in the country in assists (23), tied for third in goals (17), tied for third in power play markers (7), and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (5), while finishing second in Canada West with a + 32 rating. She was a big part of helping a young squad make it to the conference final and was recognized as Canada West Female First Star of the Week twice (October 19, 2014 and January 18, 2015).
Track and field athlete Eric Guy was named Bison Male Rookie of the Year in track and field after a spectacular 2014-15 season in his Bison rookie year. Guy also earned three major Canada West honours during the 2015 Canada West Track and Field Championship held at the U of M in March:
- 2014-15 Canada West Men’s Track & Field Rookie of the Year
- 2014-15 Canada West Men’s Track & Field Student Athlete – Community Service
- 2014-15 Canada West Men’s Track and Field First Team All-Star
He was first in the men’s pentathlon (3663 points), third in the men’s hurdles (8.23 seconds), and fourth in men’s high jump (1.89 m) at the 2015 Canada West Track and Field Championships. Guy helped the team to an overall second place finish during the conference event.
At the 2015 CIS Track and Field Championships in Windsor, the Winnipeg native finished in fifth place in the men’s pentathlon (3658 points) and ninth in the 60 m hurdles (8.35). He helped the 4×400 m relay team place sixth and the Bison men’s Track and Field team place thirteenth at the championships overall.