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 24, 2019.
Female Athlete of the Week – Kylie Masse (LaSalle, Ont.) – 5th Year – Toronto Varsity Blues
Kylie Masse earned national swimmer of the year honours for the fourth straight season as she wrapped up her Varsity Blues career by leading the University of Toronto to a silver-medal finish at the 2019 Odlum Brown U SPORTS championships this past weekend in Vancouver.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 FINA world champion earned three grand slam awards for her four career victories in the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke events. Masse bettered her own U SPORTS long course record in the 200-metre event by almost two full seconds in 2:08.70. She also earned the national silver medal in the 50 butterfly.
A kinesiology major, Masse also helped lead the Blues to gold-medal victories in all three relays, including two Canadian club and three U SPORTS records.