Burlington, Ont. – Theanna Vernon has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending January 20, 2019.
Female Athlete of the Week – Theanna Vernon (Scarborough, Ont.) – 5th Year – Ryerson Rams
It's not very often a student-athlete can claim to have made zero errors in a weekend, but Ryerson's Theanna Vernon can do just that after a phenomenal weekend on the court.
On Saturday, Vernon tallied 13 kills and zero attack errors on 17 attempts for a 0.765 hitting percentage. She kept her perfect weekend going on Sunday when she posted 16 kills and zero errors to lead the Rams to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over No. 8 Toronto.
Vernon finished with 40 total points, 29 kills, a hitting percentage of 0.604, 11 blocks (8 solo, 6 assisted), and ten digs as the No. 4 Rams swept their weekend matches to continue to top the OUA East division.
Vernon's remarkable hitting percentage only increased her lead atop the OUA leaderboard as her season percentage now sits at 0.422 - over 100 points better than the next closest player (0.317). Her blocking game is also tops in the conference, sitting at 1.64 blocks per set, high and above the next closest player at 0.98.