G2 Athletes of the Week (week ending Jan. 29)

- January 30, 2017

Macayla Cullen and Ritchie Kanza Mata
Macayla Cullen and Ritchie Kanza Mata

(Halifax, N.S.) - Dalhousie University presents our G2 Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Macayla Cullen, Track & Field

Fourth-year jumper Macayla Cullen is this week’s G2 Female Athlete of the Week.

Macayla helped the Tigers to a fourth-place team finish at the McGill Team Challenge this past weekend.

The top U Sports athlete in the women's high jump, Macayla jumped a new personal best of 1.69m.

A science student, Macayla is from Stellarton, N.S.

Other nominees: Ashley Cain (basketball); Victoria Haworth (volleyball)

Ritchie Kanza Mata, Basketball

Fifth-year guard Ritchie Kanza Mata is this week’s G2 Male Athlete of the Week.

Ritchie led the Tigers to two-straight victories on the road this past weekend, averaging 24.5 points and eight assists.

In Friday’s 85-67 win over the Cape Breton Capers, he had 17 points and eight assists. He was hot again on Saturday, scoring a career-high 32 points to lead the Tigers to a 73-70 win over the Capers. He also had nine assists in the game.

Ritchie recently set a new AUS career assists record, previously set in 1995.

A native of Toronto, O.N., Ritchie is an arts and social sciences student.

Other nominees: Matthew Donovan (volleyball); Jordan Bruce (track & field)


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