From Red Deer College Athletics:
RDC Athletics is very proud to announce Neisha Germann (Queens Hockey) and Khurram Sultan (Kings Basketball) as our Athletes of the Week.
Neisha had four points in two games, helping her Queens earn three of a possible four points in the standings.
Khurram was outstanding against the Lions, scoring 24 points and playing a significant role in a historic rally. The RDC Kings were down 27 points in the third quarter, but persisted and won 91-88.
This Thursday, the Kings and Queens Volleyball teams will begin competition at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Volleyball Championships.
All three RDC Curling teams will play in the ACAC Curling Championships in Olds.
In a make-up game, the Hockey Kings will host the MacEwan University Griffins in Sylvan Lake and both basketball squads will challenge the Briercrest College Clippers in Saskatchewan.
Neisha Germann – Queens Hockey
Hometown – Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Bachelor of Kinesiology (2nd year)
Neisha had a tremendous weekend on the ice, helping the RDC Queens (10-9-5-0) earn three of a possible four points in the standings.
On Friday, the second-year forward scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, which propelled the Queens to a 4-3 road victory.
Neisha was named the Queens Player-of-the-Game for her outstanding effort and performance.
Then in Saturday’s double-overtime setback, the Bachelor of Kinesiology student assisted on RDC’s lone goal and was a big factor in the Queens earning another point.
Incredibly, the talented student-athlete from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan was involved in 80 percent of the Red Deer College Queens’ goals this past weekend.
Neisha has played a significant role in the Queens’ strong second half. In the past ten games, the RDC Queens have earned points in nine games.
Khurram Sultan – Kings Basketball
Hometown – Edmonton, Alberta
Open Studies (5th year)
Some student-athletes elevate their performance when the gravity of the game increases, and RDC’s Khurram Sultan was clutch this past weekend against the Ambrose University Lions on the road.
As the Kings are battling for a playoff position in the south, the fifth-year was a key player in helping pilot an incredible rally down 27 points in the third quarter, to eventually defeat the Lions 91-88.
The staggering comeback was one of the biggest in the history of Kings Basketball. Ten of Khurram’s 24 points came in the fourth quarter, and he shot 100 percent in the final ten minutes, when it mattered the most.
He also contributed three rebounds and one steal in the game.
In the final quarter, the Open Studies student hit three out of three from beyond the three-point arc and went one-for-one from the free-throw line, earning the Kings Player-of-the-Game.
The guard from Edmonton energized the Kings to 36 points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lions by 23 (36-13) and helping RDC earn a critical win.
With the victory, the Red Deer College Kings (11-8) hold fourth spot in the tough south division. The Kings have been on an incredible roll, winning six consecutive games.