February 20, 2013

(London, Ontario) Boosted by a great performance at the 2013 Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) Curling Championships, Fanshawe College athletes were honoured several times as the league handed out its weekly awards on Wednesday.

Overall Co-Athletes of the Week:

Peter Mulders (St. Thomas, Ontario) and D.J. Ronaldson (Nipigon, Ontario) of Fanshawe College shared the honour with badminton athlete Tim Chiu of Humber.

Mulders skipped Fanshawe to the College's first OCAA mixed curling championship since 1987. Fanshawe had a perfect record in the round-robin, going 6-0, and held off Sault College in extra ends to win the gold medal match 6-5. Mulders was named a tournament first-team all-star.

Ronaldson skipped Fanshawe to its second OCAA men's curling championship in three seasons. After a 5-3 record in the round-robin, Fanshawe won the next four straight elimination matches to claim the title. Ronaldson was named a tournament second-team all-star.

Men's Team of the Week:

The Fanshawe College Men's Curling Team shared the honour with Humber College's Men's Badminton team, winning their second men's curling title in three seasons.

Mixed Team of the Week:

The Fanshawe Mixed Curling Team went 6-0 in the round robin and prevailed 6-5 in extra ends for its first OCAA mixed curling title in 26 years.

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week:

Fanshawe pulled off something rarely accomplished; they won four games in seven days to clinch the OCAA West title. Third-year point guard Felicia Mazerolle (Elliot Lake, Ontario) scored 70 points during the week. The Fanshawe Women's Basketball Team has now won 12 straight games.

"It was truly a showcase week for our student-athletes and staff," said Nathan McFadden, Fanshawe College Manager of Athletics. "We had the opportunity to showcase our curling talent on the provincial stage and our teams showed tremendous character and came through with amazing performances."

"We also showcased the abilities from within our department to host a world-class event here in the cities of St. Thomas and London. Our student-athletes (both curling and basketball) are very deserving of the OCAA's honours and I am proud of how everyone performed both on and off the ice and court this past week."


For further information, please contact:

Eric Collins Communications Officer Fanshawe College 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6 Office: 519-452-4430 ext. 4056 | Cell: (519) 860-4664|