McGill University athletes of the week

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Cathy Chartrand of Lac Nominingue, Que., and Matt Thornhill of Ile-Bizard, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Jan. 4.

Chartrand, a member of the No.1-ranked Martlets hockey team, was the top scoring defenceman at Concordia’s Theresa Humes tournament. The 27-year-old physical education sophomore scored eight points, including three goals. A former member of the Canadian national team, the 5-foot-10 blueliner tallied two game-winners and assisted on another winning goal as the Martlets swept all three contests to capture the tourney for the third straight year. She is currently the fourth-leading scorer on the Martlets with nine goals and 29 points in 21 games overall. Chartrand previously attended College Saint-Laurent.

Thornhill, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard with the men’s basketball team, was named to the all-tournament team at UQAM’s Classique des Citadins men's basketball tournament, Dec. 28-29. The 22-year-old finance junior tallied 30 points in a win over UNB and added 22 more in a victory over RMC, including his 1,000th career point with the Redmen. Over the two tourney games, he registered 52 points with eight rebounds and shot 58.8 per cent from the floor (20/34), 52.4 from three-point range (11-for-21) and 33.3 from the charity stripe (1/3). He joined the Redmen in 2006 out of Dawson College.

Organizations: Dawson College, McGill University, UQAM

Geographic location: Lac Nominingue, Ile-Bizard

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