Nicole Esson, Women's Basketball

Nicole Esson, Women's Basketball

Nicole Esson

Women’s Basketball

4th Year Nursing

Fredericton, NB


The UNB Varsity Reds/Papa John’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week is Nicole Esson, from the women’s basketball team.

Esson came off the bench to lead the Varsity Reds in scoring in Saturday’s 68-46 win at St FX.

The fourth year player scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to help UNB end a five-game losing skid and earn Player of the Game honours.

“With three starters out and one playing with a torn ACL, Nicole had a great game and really delivered when we needed her to,” says Varsity Reds head coach Jeff Speedy. “We were not panicking after our recent string of loses, but it was certainly nice to get back in the win column. We don’t get that ‘W’ without Nic.”

Esson and her teammates enjoy a weekend off, before hosting the UPEI Panthers on February 16th and 17th.