Ravens men's basketball, Cotten top the hot list

What's Hot and What's Not

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

What's Hot

Carleton Ravens men’s basketball
Led by tournament MVP Stuart Turnbull, the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team scooped up their sixth national title in seven years. Carleton sits second to the University of Victoria in all time Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships. The Ravens’ CIS regular season and post-season combined record improves to 240-25 for a remarkable winning percentage of 91 per cent.

Western Mustangs’ Jen Cotten
Sporting the Purple and White, track sensation Jen Cotten picked up three gold medals at this year’s national championships, earning the CIS Female Athlete of the Meet. Her medals came in the pentathlon, long jump and the 4x400m relay. Her performance contributed to a third place overall standing for the Western women’s team.

McGill Martlets women’s hockey
After finishing a perfect 36 game season, the McGill Martlets women’s hockey team clinched the CIS championship title against the Laurier Golden Hawks for the second year in a row. Leading the team’s defence is goaltender and 2006 Olympic gold medalist Charline Labonte, who gave up only three goals the entire tournament.

Windsor men’s and women’s track and field team
The Lancers track and field team ended a spectacular season at home, taking both men’s and women’s gold at the CIS championships. The women’s team trailed the Guelph Gryphons until the final event, when a fourth place finish in the 4x100m relay helped them edge the Gryphons by one point.

What's Not

St. Francis Xavier men’s basketball
Despite ranking first in the Atlantic University Sport conference and fifth in the nation, the St. Francis Xavier X-Men had their hopes shattered at the CIS championships, losing by an embarrassing 37 points to the host Carleton Ravens in the first round and then dropping the consolation semi-final match to the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s basketball
With the largest losing margin in CIS championship basketball history since 1982, Simon Fraser crushed the Gee-Gees women’s basketball team in the first round. Simon Fraser had five players score in the double digits, finishing the game with 89 points against Ottawa’s 42.

Laurier Golden Hawks hockey
After their third CIS championship loss since capturing the title in 2005, it appears the Laurier women’s hockey team is stuck in second place. The Golden Hawks lost 2-0 to McGill en route to the Martlets’ first ever CIS title in 2008 and repeated the loss again this year 3-1.

McGill men’s track and field

Despite having state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor track facilities at home and hosting the past two CIS championships, the McGill men’s track and field team managed to fall flat at this year’s championships with a last place finish scoring a grand total of one point.

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