Blazers Julia Schatkowsky is the MCAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 5, 2021

What an impressive way to complete the first half of the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) women’s basketball season as fourth year forward Julia Schatkowsky registered a double-double for the first place Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers in the week ending Dec. 5, 2021.

The co-captain finished week five of conference play with a game-high 24 points, 15 rebounds and five assists to lead the Blazers to a perfect 7-0 record so far this season.

In their lone contest of the weekend, Schatkowsky recorded a double-double in only 25 minutes of play in a 101-50 home win over second place Providence University College (PUC) Pilots on Sat., Dec. 4. The Winnipeg native was lights out from the field as she shot 12/15 (80%).

CMU’s head coach Joe DiCurzio commented, ”Julia played an outstanding game against Providence scoring from the inside, outside and off the break. Her defence was absolutely terrific. Julia is a great athlete who has worked extremely hard on improving her basketball skills, athletic fitness, strength and agility. She has developed into one of the top basketball players in the country at this level.”

Schatkowsky is second in MCAC scoring average with 14.0 points per game plus second in league total rebounds average with 8.2 per game while first in MCAC field goals at 6.6 per game.

The Arts student-athlete at CMU will take a holiday break from conference basketball and then the Blazers host PUC in a rematch to start the New Year on Thursday, January 13 at 6 p.m. CT.

MCAC Athlete of the Week winners for 2021-22 season

Week 1 (ending Sept. 12, 2021)

WSOC: Kira Ireson – BU

MSOC: Franck Oumar N’Dia – USB

Week 2 (ending Sept. 19, 2021)

WSOC: Morgan Pierce – CMU

MSOC: Jai Virk – PUC

Week 3 (ending Sept. 26, 2021)

WSOC: Katie Moniot – USB

MSOC: Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino – CMU

Week 4 (ending Oct. 3, 2021)

WSOC: Sara Boissonneault – USB

MSOC: Garreth Rayner – PUC

Week 5 (ending Oct. 10, 2021)

WSOC: Paige Heide – PUC

MSOC: Jafet Sandoval – ACC

Week 6 (ending Oct. 17, 2021)

WSOC: Cassie Nazeravich – USB

MSOC: Ryder Anthony – BU

Week 7 (ending Oct. 24, 2021)

WSOC: Makayla Myer – PUC

MSOC: Joel Dueck – PUC

Week 8 (ending Oct. 31, 2021)

WSOC: Mylène Chabot – USB

MSOC: Diego Rodriguez – BU

Week 9 (ending Nov. 7, 2021)

WVB: Alex Buhler – PUC

MVB: Noah Barcellona – ACC

Week 10 (ending Nov. 14, 2021)

WVB: Halle Meisner – CMU

MBB: Nathan Ens – PUC

Week 11 (ending Nov. 21, 2021)

WVB: Brielle Grenier – USB

MVB: Tyler Klassen – PUC

Week 12 (ending Nov. 28, 2021)

WBB: Shirliz Apiyo – CMU

MVB: Austin Anderson – PUC

Week 13 (ending Dec. 5, 2021)

WBB: Julia Schatkowsky – CMU

MVB: Carter Beattie – ACC