Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ryerson's Pingue-Giles Named Player of Year in CIS Women's Basketball

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ryerson's Pingue-Giles Named Player of Year in CIS Women's Basketball

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Ryerson's Pingue-Giles named player of year

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FREDERICTON - Keneca Pingue-Giles, a fifth-year guard from Ryerson University, was named the CIS player of the year in women's basketball Wednesday night.

The master's student from Winnipeg not only became the first Nan Copp award winner in school history but also the first Ryerson female athlete to be selected as CIS MVP.

The other individual award winners were Saint Mary's guard Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse (top defensive player), Alberta forward Brooklyn Legault (top rookie), McGill's Ryan Thorne (top coach), Dalhousie forward Ainsley MacIntyre (Sylvia Sweeney award for excellence in basketball, academics and community service) and Ottawa guard Krista Van Slingerland (Tracy MacLeod award for determination and perseverance).

The five-foot-seven Pingue-Giles was seventh in the CIS in scoring (17. …

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