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Chesson, Rynkiewicz are Athletes of the Week

WATERLOO, Ont. (January 18, 2016) - Men's basketball forward Matthew Chesson of Whitby, Ont., and women's basketball guard IRENA RYNKIEWICZ of Mississauga, Ont., have been announced as this week's Laurier Bookstore Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 17, 2016.

Fourth year forward Matt Chesson set new personal bests for points in a game twice last week as Laurier took on two nationally ranked teams.The kinesiology and physical education major of Whitby, Ont., put up 21 points in the 91-67 loss to No. 4 Brock and bettered that record with 22 points in the 105-81 loss to No. 6 McMaster.

This is the second occasion that Matt Chesson has been honoured as Laurier Male Athlete of the Week.

A first year from Mississauga, Ont., IRENA RYNKIEWICZ made headlines last week when she had her best games as a Golden Hawk with an average of 10.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over two games. The rookie guard started with seven points and six rebounds in the 57-51 upset win over the Brock Badgers. She then put up a career-best 13 points in Laurier's 81-62 loss to No. 7 McMaster.

This is the first time Rynkiewicz has been honoured as Laurier Female Athlete of the Week.

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