Grant named OUA Player of the Year

Grant named OUA Player of the Year
Lakehead's Leashja Grant (right) battles Guelph's Quincy Sickles and Ivana Vujadinovic (right). (Photo courtesy of TBNewsWatch.com)

The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced Leashja Grant as their Player of the Year and First Team All Star yesterday.

Grant dominated in her first season at Lakehead University, leading the Timberwolves to a third place finish in the OUA West.

“I am extremely proud of Leashja Grant,” Coach Jon Kreiner said about the 6’4” forward. “ I’m her first year in the OUA she broke the all time rebound record for a season and has set the standard as a double-double machine.

“She has just started to figure out what it takes to elevate her and her teams game to an elite level.

We feel that Leashja will come back to Lakehead University next season stronger than ever and motivated to break more records while taking us closer to our goal of winning an OUAtitle.”

Grant averaged 22.3 points and 14.1 rebounds per game, making her the second leading scorer and top rebounder in the country.