Football player Yannick Harou and rugby player Breanne Nicholas have been named the Western Mustangs Athletes of the Week for the period ending on Oct. 26.
Harou, a third-year King’s College student from Gatineau, Que., helped the Mustangs secure third place in the OUA with a 43-21 victory over the Windsor Lancers on Saturday afternoon. He led the Mustangs rushing attack, earning 217 yards on the ground on only 21 carries to give the Mustangs home field advantage in this weekend’s OUA quarterfinals.
Nicholas, a second-year Kinesiology student from Blenheim, was instrumental in Western’s 22-19 win over the Queen’s Gaels in the OUA Bronze Medal game on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. She accounted for 17 of Western’s 22 points, scoring two tries, two conversions, and a penalty goal to help Western take the bronze and earn a spot in this week’s CIS Women’s Rugby Championship.