Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Jenny Christian of the Faith Academy Lightning basketball team.
This 5’10” centre helped lead Faith Academy to a perfect month in February with a 10 game win streak, finishing first in Zone 12 during the regular season and overall, 20 wins and 4 losses heading into the playoffs. She was tournament all-star at the Lady Mac Attack tournament and player of the game at the Transcona Optimist Tournament in February. In her last two games she scored 20 and 25 points respectively. Coach Cam Kroeker states, “Jenny has a lot of presence both on and off the court within the team. Her teammates listen to her and love her sense of humour. Her teammates feel a sense of confidence when she is on the floor as she not only demands respect with her dominant physical size and play, but also her composure, encouragement and dedication to the team”.
In grade 12, she maintains an 88% academic average.