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Fraser of TRU WolfPack claims U Sports Athlete of the Week Award

TRU WolfPack forward James Fraser was on Wednesday named U Sports athlete of the week for the period ending on Sunday, Sept. 19.
James Fraser
James Fraser (left) and the TRU WolfPack are using new technology to track performance.

TRU WolfPack forward James Fraser was on Wednesday named U Sports athlete of the week for the period ending on Sunday, Sept. 19.

He scored two pivotal goals against the UBC Okanagan Heat in Kelowna, including a 90th-minute header in a 2-1 victory on Saturday and TRU’s only goal in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

"It's an honour, something that I can look back on when I'm all done here," Fraser, a Penticton product, told TRU Sports Information. "But I don't let these awards get in my head too much. I know that there's a lot more room for improvement from me and, hopefully, this isn't the last time this season that it happens."

The U SPORTS athlete of the week nod is the second of Fraser's career and marks the third time a member of the Pack has claimed the award. WolfPack women’s volleyball standout Iuliia Pakhomenko did it first in 2016-2017 and Fraser followed in 2019-2020.

The WolfPack (1-0-3) and West Division-leading Victoria Vikes (2-0-2) will square off this weekend on Vancouver Island in a clash of the undefeated.