Fourth-year University of Alberta Golden Bears swimmer Nick Kostiuk is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week for the week of November 28, 2016   The Faculty of Science student-athlete broke one Canada West record, and hauled in a total of six medals at the 2016-17 Canada West swimming championships, which were hosted at the Kinsmen Sports Centre pool in Edmonton, including three gold medals in individual races. He finished atop the podium in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke races, and his time of 2:09.97 in the 200m final on Sunday bested a record that was set in 2009.   He also helped Alberta’s 4 x 100m medley relay team to a gold finish, bringing his personal medal haul to four, all gold. He also swam on the Bears’ bronze medal 4 x 100m freestyle relay team and the 800m freestyle relay team that also captured bronze.   Nick was named a first team Canada West all-star for his efforts, and he and the Golden Bears, as well as Pandas, will next advance to the Canadian university national swimming championships, which run February 24-26, 2017 in Quebec at the University of Sherbrooke.

Fourth-year University of Alberta Golden Bears swimmer Nick Kostiuk is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week for the week of November 28, 2016

 

The Faculty of Science student-athlete broke one Canada West record, and hauled in a total of six medals at the 2016-17 Canada West swimming championships, which were hosted at the Kinsmen Sports Centre pool in Edmonton, including three gold medals in individual races. He finished atop the podium in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke races, and his time of 2:09.97 in the 200m final on Sunday bested a record that was set in 2009.

 

He also helped Alberta’s 4 x 100m medley relay team to a gold finish, bringing his personal medal haul to four, all gold. He also swam on the Bears’ bronze medal 4 x 100m freestyle relay team and the 800m freestyle relay team that also captured bronze.

 

Nick was named a first team Canada West all-star for his efforts, and he and the Golden Bears, as well as Pandas, will next advance to the Canadian university national swimming championships, which run February 24-26, 2017 in Quebec at the University of Sherbrooke.

Fifth-year University of Alberta Golden Bears soccer player Niko Saler is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week following his play at the CIS national championship tournament at the University of Guelph.

In the final games of his university soccer career, Saler notched two goals and an assist to help lead the U of A to the national championship banner and trophy. It was Alberta’s fifth national title in program history, and first since 2006. The three points also bumped Saler’s playoff production to five playoff points in six post-season matches.

He scored a pair of goals from free kicks in the national championship quarterfinal, leading the Bears to a 2-0 win over the two-time defending national champion York Lions, and then he added an assist on the game winning goal in the gold medal final when his corner kick was met by Ajay Khabra for the 1-0 finish.

Saler was also a Canada West all-star and a national all-Canadian this season after finishing with 11 points, including seven assists, in the conference season.

By Matt Gutsch on November 14, 2016