Aca­dia’s Paloma An­der­son named U SPORTS women’s bas­ket­ball MVP

Valley Journal Advertiser - - SPORTS -

The name Paloma An­der­son has be­come syn­ony­mous with record set­ting at Aca­dia Univer­sity.

The five-foot-one point guard is now the only Aca­dia player to be se­lected as U SPORTS MVP. An­der­son ac­cepted the Nan Copp Award rec­og­niz­ing the U Sports Bas­ket­ball Player of the Year at the an­nual All-Cana­dian gala, which was hosted in Regina, Sask. March 7.

The pres­ti­gious award comes in An­der­son’s fifth and fi­nal year of el­i­gi­bil­ity with Aca­dia. The Ax­e­women con­cluded the reg­u­lar sea­son with a stand­out 18-2 record to se­cure first place in the AUS stand­ings, then won the AUS women’s bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onship.

On av­er­age, An­der­son drained 18.9 points per game, snatched 6.8 re­bounds and com­pleted 5.5 as­sists in sea­son play.

On top of lead­ing the nation in as­sists, the two-time AUS MVP also led the At­lantic con­fer­ence with 52 steals, was sec­ond in con­fer­ence scor­ing and fin­ished first in team scor­ing for Aca­dia.

An­der­son leaves be­hind sev­eral school records for the Ax­e­women of to­mor­row to at­tempt to top: 41 points scored in a sin­gle game, 292 suc­cess­ful ca­reer free throws, and 1,446 ca­reer points scored in four sea­sons.

Known for her speed and un­wa­ver­ing fo­cus — com­bined with un­de­ni­able skill — An­der­son was named an AUS first-team all­star three years in a row, and U SPORTS First Team All-Cana­dian twice.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.