WATERLOO, ON – Women’s hockey goalie Lauren Webber and men’s football receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. have been named this week’s Laurier Bookstore Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 18, 2015.
Webber, a first year from Burlington, Ont., assisted the Golden Hawks to two victories last weekend as she stopped 42 of 44 shots she faced. The biology major is now tied for first in the OUA for wins following a 15-save performance in the 4-2 victory over Windsor and an outstanding 2-0 shutout victory over the No. 3 Guelph Gryphons where she made 27 saves.
This is Webber’s first time being honoured as Laurier’s Female Athlete of the Week.
Gittens Jr., originally from Ottawa, had a breakout game in the Golden Hawks 30-21 loss to the No. 6 McMaster Marauders last weekend. The first year sociology major returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown to match the second longest kick return in team history. He also caught eight catches for 104 yards and a touchdown to mark the second consecutive game he has finished with over 100 receiving yards. Gittens finished the game with 251 all-purpose yards.
This is Gittens’ first time being named Laurier’s Male Athlete of the Week.