Basketball players Samantha McPhail and Navdeep Brar of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Eagles have been named the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Athletes of the Week.
McPhail totaled 26 points and 32 rebounds in a pair of women’s games last weekend, including a double-double (18 points, 20 rebounds) in a 72-47 victory over the Langara Falcons.
She is ranked 22nd in the CCAA (Canadian Colleges Athletic Association) with 105 rebounds in 12 games played.
Brar, a first-year forward, scored eight points and had nine rebounds while playing 40 minutes in a pair of losses with the men’s team.
“Nav is showing a lot of maturity and is being more effective in the paint,” said head coach Vladimir Nikic. “He is becoming a very good shot blocker, an excellent rebounder, and we definitely need his defensive presence in order to be successful at this level.”