UNB Reds Athletes of the Week

Grace Simpson of the women’s basketball team and Alex Dubeau of the men’s hockey team have been selected as the UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza Athletes of the Week. (Submitted/UNB Reds)

Grace Simpson
Women’s Basketball
4th Year Kinesiology
Fredericton, NB

The UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza female athlete of the week is Grace Simpson, from the women’s basketball team.

Simpson was UNB’s leading scorer in a pair of weekend wins at Memorial.

On Saturday, she scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in UNB’s 87-79 win over the Sea-Hawks. She also contributed five assists and two steals.

In Sunday’s 77-70 victory, Simpson scored 19 points and had nine rebounds.

“Grace was one rebound away from consecutive double-doubles,” says Reds head coach Jeff Speedy. “She had a great weekend, even iced our come from behind win on Sunday with a key jump shot at the end of a possession late in the game.”

Simpson and her teammates host the Cape Breton Capers, at the Richard J. Currie Center, Friday and Saturday.

Alex Dubeau
Men’s Hockey
4th Year Business Administration
Mascouche, QC

The UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza male athlete of the week is Alex Dubeau, from the men’s hockey team.

Dubeau played a key role in Friday’s 3-1 win over the visiting Saint Mary’s Huskies.

He stopped 29 of 30 shots, earning 1st star honours in a game between the top two teams in the Atlantic conference.

Dubeau currently leads the AUS in save percentage, and sports a record of 8-and-2.

“Alex has continued to make progress in his practice preparation and has steadily improved his game performance,” says Reds head coach Gardiner MacDougall.

Dubeau and his teammates are back in action on Friday and Saturday, visiting Dal and St FX.

*Submitted by UNB Reds