Mackenzie Merkley named Grizzlies Athlete of the Week
January 13, 2015

Mackenzie Merkley

Women’s basketball player Mackenzie Merkley has been named Georgian Grizzlies Athlete of the Week after helping lead the Grizzlies to victory in their first game of the second half of their OCAA season.

Merkley, a student in the medical esthetics program, scored two consecutive three point shots in the final minute of play as part of her 14 points on the day to pull the Grizzlies ahead, leading to a 56-52 win over the Loyalist Lancers.

The Guelph native who is now in her fourth season has averaged 15.3 points per game over her last three contests and sits in second place in team scoring while averaging 9.1 points per game.

Also in consideration for this week’s award was fellow basketball player Hannah Pearsall who had 16 points in the team’s win and women’s volleyball player Hannah Campbell who had 17 points in the Grizzlies 3-1 victory over Seneca.

Georgian Grizzlies Athletes of the Week

Jan. 5-11 – Mackenzie Merkley (Women’s Basketball)

Dec. 8-14 – Ivan Kwan (Badminton)

Nov. 24-30 – Kenrick Lewis (Men’s Basketball)

Nov. 17-23 – Mackenzie Roy (Women’s Volleyball)

Nov. 10-16 – Hannah Campbell (Women’s Volleyball)

Nov. 3-9 – Ryan Fennell (Cross Country Running)

Oct. 27-Nov. 2 – Ivan Ivic (Men’s Basketball)

Oct. 20-26- Ryan Fennell (Cross Country Running)

Oct. 13-19 – Teq Zwarych (Men’s Basketball)

Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 – Blake Ulrich (Men’s Golf)

Sept. 22-28 – Andrew Noble (Men’s Rugby)

Sept. 15-21 – Matt Lemay (Men’s Golf)

Sept. 8-14 – Robin Calamatta (Men’s Rugby)