WATERLOO, Ont. (October 28, 2013) - Women's soccer defender Amanda Mithrush of Thunder Bay, Ont., and men's baseball designated hitter Alexander Kupchak of Mississauga, Ont., have been named the Laurier Bookstore Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 27, 2013.
Mithrush was a rock for the Golden Hawks on defence as they posted a 2-0 win over UOIT in the OUA Quarter-finals on Sunday. The fourth year kinesiology and physical education major was outstanding in shutting down the Ridgebacks offensive attack while also pushing the pace forward for the Hawks counterattack.
This is the second time in her career that Mithrush has taken home Female Athlete of the Week honours.
Kupchak was named the Top Hitter of the OUA/OCAA Championship tournament following Sundays final. In four games over the course of the weekend, the third year business major batted .636 (7-for-11), including two doubles, with four RBI and three runs scored. His best performance came in Game 1 of the finals against St. Clair when he was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and a double in a 6-5 defeat.
He earns Male Athlete of the Week honours for the first time in his career.