Acadia's Baxter and StFX's Cook named Subway AUS Athletes of the Week

Acadia's Baxter and StFX's Cook named Subway AUS Athletes of the Week

(HALIFAX, N.S.) - Sara Baxter of the Acadia Axewomen rugby team and Holden Cook of the StFX X-Men hockey team have been named the Subway AUS Athletes of the Week for their respective performances for this past week.  

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Sara Baxter
University: Acadia University
Sport: Women’s Rugby
Position: Lock
Hometown: Moncton, N.B.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: BBA

Sara Baxter of the U Sport No. 10-ranked Acadia Axewomen rugby team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female athlete of the week for the week ending Oct. 23, 2016.

A third-year business student from Moncton, N.B., Baxter scored the game-winning try in the 66th minute of the Subway AUS Rugby Semifinal versus the UPEI Panthers this past Saturday in Wolfville, N.S.

The Axewomen went on to win the game 22-17 and advance to this Friday’s Subway AUS Rugby Championship final versus the StFX X-Women.

Baxter was named Subway Player of the Game for her efforts.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Holden Cook
University: St. Francis Xavier University
Sport: Men’s Hockey
Position: Forward
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Oshawa, Ont.
Year of eligibility: Second
Academic program: BBA

Holden Cook of the U Sport No. 2-ranked StFX X-Men hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week for the week ending Oct. 23, 2016.

A second-year business student from Oshawa, Ont., Cook scored six goals and added two assists in two weekend home games.

In Friday’s 7-3 loss to UPEI, he scored two goals and assisted on the third. In Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win over the U Sport No. 1-ranked UNB Varsity Reds, Cook scored four goals, including the overtime winner, and added an assist.

He was named Subway Player of the Game Saturday and he earned third star of the game honours Friday.

Cook currently leads the nation in scoring with nine goals and six assists for 15 points. 

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