Saint Mary's Huskies: Kiana Wilkinson named top athletes

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Kiana Wilkinson named SMU's top female athlete,
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, Ellen Laurence, Hockey and
PRESIDENT'S, Shae Demale, Hockey

Kiana Wilkinson and Nicholas Welsh, named SMU's top athletes

(Halifax, NS) Saint Mary's Department of Athletics and Recreation, is proud to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the many student-athletes and teams during the 2019/20 season. In lieu of a ceremony, these awards were released over social media between April 1-8.
Kiana Wilkinson and Nicholas Welsh, from hockey, headlined the awards taking the male and female Athletes of the Year. Below is a complete listing of all major award winners and team MVP's.

Kiana Wilkinson (Women's Hockey)

In her 5th and final year, this Prince George, BC native, was named to the AUS 1st team All-Star, and U SPORT 2nd team All-Canadian team. She led the entire country in assists for defenders and was second in points. In her 2nd year as team captain, she also led the team in playoff points and ice-time in 28 regular season and 4 playoff games.

Ellen Laurence, Hockey

A first year forward, from Kentville, NS, Ellen was named the AUS Rookie of the Year. She led all conference rookies in points and power play goals. In overall conference scoring, she was top 10 for goals and top 6 for shots on goal.

Shae Demale, Hockey

This 2nd year forward from Red Deer, AB, finished third in AUS conference in points, 4th in goals, 2nd in shots on goal and a plus +16 rating. Demale was named an AUS first team All-star and is on pace to receive her 2nd Academic All-Canadian with 4.2 + GPA. She was also Saint Mary's nominee for the prestigious AUS James Bayer Award.

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