Four Gaiters earn women’s bas­ket­ball hon­ours

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

Fourmem­bers of the Bishop’s Gaiters women’s bas­ket­ball team have been hon­oured in the Que­bec univer­sity bas­ket­ball league’s an­nual awards. Jessy Roy (Val d’or, Que.) was named the con­fer­ence De­fen­sive Player of the Year, as well as a First Team All-star, while Gabrielle Cham­ber­land (Sher­brooke, Que.) was named to the Sec­ond Team. The Gaiters placed two play­ers, Véronique Fortin-trem­blay (Chicoutimi, Que.) and Eloisa Katz (Ra’anana, Is­rael) on the All-rookie

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Roy, 24, was named an all-star for the fourth time in her five-year ca­reer, and earned first team hon­ours for the sec­ond time. The fifth-year point guard led the cir­cuit in three sta­tis­ti­cal cat­e­gories, with 3.7 as­sists per game, an as­sist-to-turnover ra­tio of 1.2 and a 0.810 free-throw per­cent­age. The for­mer Sher­brooke Volon­taire was eighth on the league scor­ing list at 11.1 points per game.

Roy is a first-time win­ner of the De­fen­sive Player of the Year award. She av­er­aged 2.0 steals and 4.3 de­fen-

Alexan­derGalt High School has a new, but tem­po­rary, so­cial art in­stal­la­tion tak­ing up most of the wall in the yel­low corner of the li­brary. The “Wall of Love” is made up of about one hun­dred and forty pho­to­graphs of the arms of stu­dents, each with the word “love” care­fully and ar­tis­ti­cally writ­ten on it. All dif­fer­ent sizes, both male and fe­male, to­gether they make an im­pres­sive tes­ti­mony to the com­pas­sion­ate na­ture of a good por­tion of the school’s stu­dents.

Dur­ing Sui­cide Preven­tion Week ear­lier this month, for the third year in a row, stu­dents were en­cour­aged by li­brary staff to take part in the “To write love on her/his arm” (TWLOHA) ini­tia­tive to help raise aware­ness about teen de­pres­sion, selfin­jury and sui­cide. They came to the li­brary to do the art work on their arms and then had them pho­tographed. “Talk­ing about it An im­pres­sive dis­play of com­pas­sion graces the wall of the Alexan­der Galt High School li­brary. and shar­ing is what needs to be done…this isn’t a taboo sub­ject when it hurts so many around us,” wrote li­brar­ian Ju­dith Munger on the li­brary blog. The li­brary’s weekly dis­play also pro­vided in­forma- tion and ad­ver­tised lo­cal re­sources that deal with sui­cide, self-in­jury, de­pres­sion and men­tal ill­ness.

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