LaSalle’s Masse OUA Female Athlete Of The Year

Kylie Masse took gold in the 100m backstroke during the 2018 U Sports Swimming Championships in Toronto. The win was Masse's 3rd gold of the tournament and set a new record of 56.38 seconds.Photo by Martin Bazyl/U Sports.

Kylie Masse took gold in the 100m backstroke during the 2018 U Sports Swimming Championships in Toronto. The win was Masse’s 3rd gold of the tournament and set a new record of 56.38 seconds.
Photo by Martin Bazyl/U Sports.

(BURLINGTON, ON) – Ontario University Athletics have named LaSalle’s Kylie Masse as the female athlete of the year for the 2017-18 season. This is the second time in three years that the Canadian Olympian has garnered the honour.

Masse, 22, swims for the Toronto Varsity Blues and won four individual gold medals and a pair of relay gold at this year’s OUA swimming championships in February. She has one more year of university eligibility in 2018-19.

Most recently, Masse set a new Commonwealth Games record on the Gold Coast in Australia, winning the 100m and 200m backstroke events, a day apart in April. The swimming sensation also owns the 100m backstroke world record after her performance in Budapest last year.

“All in all, Masse’s championship-pedigree not only earned her the OUA’s Female Athlete of the Year award, but also helped to cement her place as one of the most elite athletes that the OUA has ever witnessed,” the OUA declared.

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