Dalhousie University presents our PepsiCo Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Olivia Eustace, Hockey
Second-year forward Olivia Eustace is this week’s female PepsiCo Athlete of the Week.
Olivia led the Tigers to back-to-back wins this past weekend.
She scored both goals in Friday’s 2-1 overtime win over the host Mount Allison Mounties in Sackville, New Brunswick and earned Subway Player of the Game honours for her effort.
The next day, she earned an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win over the visiting St. Thomas Tommies, setting up the first of the Tigers three unanswered goals.
Olivia leads the Tigers in goals with 10 and is second in scoring with 16 points.
A neuroscience student, Olivia is from Riverview, N.B.
Honourable mention: Lorena Heubach (track & field), Lucy Glen-Carter (volleyball)
Nginyu Ngala, Basketball
Second-year point guard Nginyu Ngala is this week’s male PepsiCo Athlete of the Week.
Nginyu led the Tigers to a two-game sweep of the UNB Reds over the weekend.
He scored a career-high 32 points in the Tigers 76-64 win and added 10 rebounds to complete the double-double and earn Subway Player of the Game honours. He went 9-12 in three-point attempts, setting a new Dalhousie record for most 3-point field goals made in a single regular season game and is now part of a four-way tie for fifth in the AUS record book.
In Saturday's 72-62 win, he had another double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and added seven assists and four steals.
A native of Montreal, Q.C., Nginyu is a management student.
Honourable mention: Connor Hicks & Alexander MacDonald (hockey), Oluwatobi Oshikoya (track & field)
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