WATERLOO, Ont. (March 25, 2014) - Women's curling skip Carly Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., and men's curling skip Aaron Squires of St. Thomas, Ont., have been named the Laurier Bookstore Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 23, 2014.
Howard took home CIS Second Team All-Canadian honours after helping the Golden Hawks capture a bronze medal at the 2014 CIS/CCA Curling Championships in Regina. The third year geography major was the second best skip statistically all week and guided Laurier to a 5-2 round robin record. Howard and the Hawks would wind up earning the bronze medal after losing to the eventual champions, the Carleton Ravens, in the semifinals. The medal is the sixth all-time for the Golden Hawks in the seven year history of the championship.
Howard earns Female Athlete of the Week honours for the third time in her career, and third time this season.
Squires was named a CIS First Team All-Canadian after leading the Golden Hawks to a bronze medal at the 2014 CIS/CCA Championships last week in Regina. The third year communication studies major took home first team honours at the skip position after posting the highest stats all week of competing skips. His play helped Laurier finish the round robin with a 6-1 record and the bronze medal after losing to Alberta in the semifinals. The third place finish is the highest for the Hawks since winning the inaugural championship seven years ago.
This marks the first time in his career that Squires has been named the Male Athlete of the Week.