JACOB DOERKSEN NAMED CANADA WEST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Jacob Doerksen

MEN’S BASKETBALL (CIS)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
CANADA WEST ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACOB DOERKSEN NAMED CANADA WEST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

EDMONTON (CW)
– Trinity Western basketball forward Jacob Doerksen averaged 29.5 points per game this past weekend as he led the No. 10 Spartans to a weekend split with the Victoria Vikes. Dropping a tight, low-scoring 62-59 affair on Friday night and winning 83-71 on Saturday night.

In Friday’s low scoring match Doerksen scored over 40 per cent of the TWU points by netting 24 points, then in Saturday’s 12-point win Doerksen scored a personal season-high of 35 points.

The 35 points, which was three points shy of the fourth-year business student’s career best, was also the third-most points scored in a Canada West game so far this season.

The reigning CIS men’s basketball Player of the Year is currently leading the Spartans in scoring with 20.4 points per game, which is good enough for third spot in Canada West and 10th spot in the CIS.

The Spartans will finish up the fall semester next week when they host the No. 3 Calgary Dinos (7-1) on Friday and the Lethbridge Pronghorns (4-4) on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

About CWUAA
“Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games.”

-TW-

Last Updated: 2009-11-24
Author: Scott Stewart