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Female Rookie of the Year finalists announced

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO – The Ryerson University Athletics Department will honour its student-athletes and their accomplishments at the 70th Annual Athletic Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 7 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

Over the course of the next few days, ryersonrams.ca will highlight the finalists for all six major awards as we prepare for the big night. Today we showcase the Rams’ finest first years with the finalists for the RSU Female Rookie of the Year award.

The RSU Female Rookie of the Year award recognizes outstanding athletic achievement by a female student-athlete in her first year of OUA and/or U SPORTS competition.

The following Ryerson Rams (in alphabetical order) were nominated and chosen as finalists for the RSU Female Rookie of the Year award through the awards selection process.

Janelle Albert – Volleyball
Named to the OUA All-Rookie team, Albert made an immediate impact on the women’s volleyball team. Her 4.0 points per set ranked her third on the team and sixth in the league. Albert’s 200 kills put her seventh in the OUA and helped the Rams win their first OUA and U SPORTS championships.

Brooklyn Gemmill – Hockey
The first Ryerson women’s hockey player to be named to the OUA All-Rookie team in team history, Gemmill had a standout first season. Her speed and ability to find the net helped her tally 18 points to rank third on the team and 11th in the league. Gemmill’s offensive talents helped the Rams to their second playoff appearance and first postseason victory.

Marin Scotten – Basketball
Scotten burst onto the scene in her first year on the basketball court, taking home the OUA Rookie of the Year honour and being recognized nationally with a U SPORTS All-Rookie team selection. Scotten led the Rams in minutes played and averaged 12.3 points per game to rank 14th in the OUA. Scotten’s ability to score when needed helped the Rams to a quarter-final appearance.

Victoria Watson – Soccer
In her first season with the Rams, Watson delivered the scoring touch the team needed. Her nine regular season goals ranked her ninth in the OUA and helped her earn the OUA East Rookie of the Year award. Watson helped the Rams return to the postseason for the first time in six years and was also recognized nationally with a U SPORTS All-Rookie team selection.

Stay tuned to ryersonrams.ca for more finalist releases as well as the results from the 70th Annual Athletic Awards!

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