SAIT Trojans Awards of the Week
Congratulations to John, Jaiden, Rahsaan and the Trojans men's basketball team for their efforts this past weekend.
SAIT Trojans Male Athlete of the Week
John Smith - men's basketball
SAIT Trojans men's basketball player John Smith helped his team stay undefeated this past weekend with a big performance against the then-ranked No. 12 in Canada, Ambrose University Lions. Smith scored 10 of his game-high 30 points in a big third quarter, as his Trojans earned a tough 94-82 win on Friday night in their home opener at the Campus Centre. The fourth-year guard also led his team in assists with five.
John Smith is a Business Administration student at SAIT.
SAIT Trojans Female Athlete of the Week
Jaiden Hansen - women's basketball
SAIT Trojans women's basketball player Jaiden Hansen had a breakout game on Friday night, helping her team end a mild two-game losing streak. The second-year guard from Okotoks, Alta., went 6-for-7 from the three-point line to score a career-high 20 points in her team's 53-41 victory over the Ambrose University Lions. Hansen got the crowd going early, making good on all four three-point attempts in the first quarter to get her team out to a big lead just minutes into the contest. She also grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists in the victory.
Jaiden Hansen is a Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles student at SAIT.
SAIT Trojans Trojan of the Week
Rahsaan Chambers - men's basketball
While teammates John Smith and Ian Tevis wowed the crowd in Friday's 94-82 victory over Ambrose University, it was Rahsaan Chambers who went under the radar with a solid performance to help his team secure the win. He shot 50 per cent from the field, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds (four offensive rebounds), as the Lions had no answer for his size.
Rahsaan Chambers is an Office Professional student at SAIT.
SAIT Trojans Team of the Week
The SAIT Trojans men's basketball team came into Friday's ACAC contest ranked No. 2 in the nation. They took on the country's 12th-ranked team in the Ambrose University Lions, and beat them 94-82. As a team, they shot an impressive 52 per cent from the field. Ambrose leads the ACAC in three-point efficiency, shooting a combined 40 per cent from behind the arc, but SAIT held them to just 26 per cent (8-for-30) on Friday.
Because of the win, SAIT has now moved up to become the No. 1 ranked team in the country.