McMaster Marauders have swept the Athletes of the Week honours for Ontario University Athletics.
Quarterback Kyle Quinlan and cross-country runner Jessica Pearo took the male and female awards respectively after strong weekend performances by the Marauders.
Quinlan (South Woodslee) led the Marauders to a 40-19 defeat of the Queen’s Gaels in the OUA football quarterfinals. Quinlan completed 69% of his passes finishing 18 of 26 for 361 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. His 361 yards in the air accounted for 75% of McMaster’s 483 yards of net offence in the game.
He also ran the ball eight times for 42 yards including a touchdown. He was directly involved in scoring 30 of McMaster’s 40 points in the contest. His day didn’t end there as to combat the gusting winds he was asked to punt deep in the McMaster zone, his first punt attempts of the season. His two punts combined for 120 yards, one of them for 79 yards.
His performance also garnered him the OUA Offensive Player of the Week award for football.
Pearo, a fourth-ear kinesiology student (Richmond Hill) won this year’s individual gold medal Saturday afternoon finishing the Guelph arboretum course in a personal best time of 17:00.4 beating the field by 13 seconds. She was also named the 2010 OUA Women’s Most Valuable Player. Pearo, the 2009 OUA Community Service Award recipient, became the first woman in McMaster history to win individual cross country gold.