Track star, hockey goalie named Huskies athletes of the year

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March 31, 2017 - 9:29pm
Men's hockey goaltender Jordon Cooke won his second straight E. Kent Phillips Trophy for male athlete of the year. Hurdler Astrid Nyame was awarded Mary Ethel Cartwright Trophy for female athlete of the year in 2016-17.
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Men's hockey goaltender Jordon Cooke won his second straight E. Kent Phillips Trophy for male athlete of the year.
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Track star Astrid Nyame and hockey goalie Jordon Cooke are the University of Saskatchewan's female and male athletes of the year. 

Nyame won gold at both the Canada West and U SPORTS championships in the 60-metre hurdles. Her time of 8.31 seconds is the second fastest in program history.

It's a second straight for Cooke as male athlete of the year. He was also named U Sports' top goalie for a second consecutive season. 

The former CHL goalie of the year added a Spengler Cup gold with Team Canada to his trophy case in December, and took home a silver medal at the 2017 University Cup. 

All Major Award Winners:

  • Patricia Lawson Trophy Female Rookie of the Year – Libby Epoch, basketball
  • Howard Nixon Trophy Male Rookie of the Year – Derek Epp, volleyball
  • E. Kent Phillips Trophy Male Athlete of the Year – Jordon Cooke, hockey
  • Mary Ethel Cartwright Trophy Female Athlete of the Year – Astrid Nyame, track & field
  • Rusty McDonald Cup All-Round Male – Andrew Johnson, wrestling
  • Valerie Girsberger All-Round Female – Meagan Manson, soccer
  • Colb McEwon Trophy Coach of the Year – Dave Adolph, men’s hockey
  • Trainer of the Year – Chelsey McEwen, women’s volleyball