BRANDON, MB — Another month is in the books bringing new Bobcat Athletes of the Month. Donata Huebert of the women’s volleyball team is the Pantages on Park female athlete of the month and O’Brian Wallace from the men’s basketball team is the Tip Top Tailors male athlete of the month.
DONATA HUEBERT – The 5’10” import from Minden, Germany helped the Bobcats to a 5-3 record in November. Huebert is among the leaders in digs per set (3.28) in the Canada West conference, but head coach Lee Carter attributes Huebert’s greatest strength to what she does to help the entire team.
“Her attention to detail is exemplary,” says Carter. “She knows the game plan, she tries to make the people around her better, and she comes to the gym ready to compete every day.”
Being a libero, Huebert doesn’t play the type of game that will put up impressive numbers in a box score, but all one has to do is watch how she plays defensively and her ability to pass to her teammates to appreciate her impact on the match. She and the rest of the women’s volleyball team played their last match before the Christmas break last Saturday against the University of Manitoba. The team does not play again until they travel to Quebec City at the end of December to participate in a tournament at Laval University.
O’BRIAN WALLACE – Coming to a new school is never an easy task. O’Brian Wallace has made that transition look pretty effortless.
The third year guard from Toronto transferred to BU from Algoma College last summer and has quickly become an offensive threat for the Bobcats. He leads the team in scoring (18.5 points per game) including an impressove 36 points he put up against the University of Regina on October 30. Wallace also averaged 5.7 rebounds per game in November following head coach Gil Cheung’s defense-first philosophy.
“He’s been a real spark for our team,” says Cheung. “He’s coming off the bench and performing really well at both ends of the court which goes a long way in demonstrating what we’re trying to accomplish.”
Wallace and the rest of the men’s basketball team are coming off an overtime win last Saturday against the University of Manitoba. They travel to Minot, North Dakota this Sunday to take on the Minot State Beavers in an exhibition game.
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