Daily Herald Staff
For the second straight week a Prince Albert athlete has been acknowledged for their performance from the Canada West Universities Athletic Association.
On Wednesday, Dalyce Emmerson was selected as the Canada West most valuable player for women’s basketball and she was also named the top defensive player in addition to gaining a spot on the first all-star team.
The Emmerson announcement came a week after Kaitlin Willoughby was picked as the Canada West rookie of the year for women’s hockey.
The 6-foot-3 Emmerson is in her third year with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and over the course of the season averaged 19.2 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
Emmerson’s performance has helped the U of S reach the final four in the Canada West playoffs with the Huskies in Regina this weekend seeking to gain a spot to the national championship.
Emmerson has been a dominant force since joining the Huskies three years ago after graduating from Carlton Comprehensive High School. She has also represented Canada at the world university games last summer in Russia.
The third-year kinesiology student will be on the court on Friday when the Huskies face the University of Regina Cougars in the opening game and Emmerson will be hoping the acknowledgement brings her similar success as to what Willoughby experienced last weekend.
Just days after being named the top rookie, Willoughby set up the Huskies’ game-winning goal in the opening match of the Canada West final and then netted the championship-winning tally in the decisive contest.