HUMBER'S NOFUENTE REPEATS AS CCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mar 15, 2017
EDMONTON - For the second straight year, Ceejay Nofuente of the Humber Hawks has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
She received the award at the 2017 CCAA Women's Basketball National Championship banquet, hosted by NAIT in Edmonton, AB.
Nofuente led the Hawks to a perfect 18-0 record and first-place finish in the OCAA West Division. Incredibly, the 2016 CCAA Player of the Year managed to top her numbers from a year ago.
"Ceejay is a complete player and what she has accomplished at Humber is astonishing," said Mai-Anh Nguyen, CCAA Women's Basketball Convenor. "She has taken her dominance to a new level this season and she really is a special player."
Nofuente was the only player in the CCAA to be ranked in the Top 5 in points, assists and steals per game. She set OCAA single-season records with 124 assists and 101 steals.
The fourth-year guard averaged 21.9 points per game and set an OCAA single-season record with a 55-point night.
Nofuente's pass-first mentality helped Humber become an offensive powerhouse, as the Hawks featured five players with at least 100 points.
The Humber captain, and two-time CCAA All-Canadian continues to donate her time to multiple basketball camps which Humber hosts. Nofuente is a student-athlete who gives back and makes a meaningful contribution to the community.
She has been inspirational to countless young athletes, demonstrating success is a product of hard work, dedication, and determination.
CCAA Player of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet.
Other nominees for the Player of the Year award were Carmelle M'Bikata of the Capilano Blues (PACWEST), Logan Moncks of the Lethbridge Kodiaks (ACAC), Carrie-Ann Auger of the Diablos de Trois-Rivières (RSEQ) and Jayla Verney of the Holland Hurricanes (ACAA).