Burlington, Ont. – Kylie Masse has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending February 10, 2019.
Female Athlete of the Week – Kylie Masse (LaSalle, Ont.) – 5th Year – Toronto Varsity Blues
Appearing in the last OUA Swimming Championships of her illustrious career, 2017 FINA world champion Kylie Masse earned her fifth consecutive OUA female Swimmer of the Year honour in leading the Varsity Blues to their sixth straight provincial title.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist won four individual and two relay gold medals, while breaking four OUA records in the process. Masse won the 50 and 100-metre backstroke events for the fifth time in her career, earning OUA Major Grand Slam awards for both, while tying her own OUA record in the former.
After also winning the 50m freestyle for the second straight year on Day 2, the kinesiology major earned a Grand Slam by winning her fourth career 200m backstroke title in OUA record time on Day 3. To top it all off, Masse helped the Blues to OUA record-breaking performances in the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays.
The swimming phenom finishes her career undefeated at the OUA championships, having never lost a race.