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Huskie Pride Continues!

For the first time, the Huskie Women's Basketball team has brought home the CIS national title. We are incredibly proud of all of our teams and athletes after a terrific season. The women's basketball team and men's hockey team both went into the national finals as Canada West champions. The Huskies have a lot to celebrate with honours and awards being earned by individuals, coaches and teams.

Dalyce Emmerson, a Kinesiology student and fifth-year player on the women's basketball team, has consistently been one of the strongest team members during her career with the Huskies.  Her contributions have been recognized with numerous accolades, including being named as an all-Canadian player for three of the past four years.  However, Dalyce says, “If you ask anybody on our team, nobody cares about the athletes of the week or anything like that. Those are on the back burner. We want the big team wins and the team awards."  And as an incredible team, they earned the biggest honour of all with a national championship. 

Fellow Kinesiology students Daylan Gatztke and Tyler Borstmayer gave their best to help the men's hockey team compete at the national level.  Read more about the team's outstanding and hard fought performance in the University Cup here.

For more reflections on the women's basketball season, check out this recent feature from the On Campus News.  And don't forget to watch the Huskie Athletics website for all of the championship news!

Please join us for a Championship Celebration Wednesday, March 23 at 11:45 a.m. at the Physical Activity Complex.  

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Huskies women’s basketball is not the only team that has seen great success this past year. Elsewhere on campus, the dogs have been sprinting toward success on the field, slamming their opponents on the mat and earning the spotlight at the national level.

Men’s track and field: Won Canada West championship. Fifth- year Jared Olson named CIS men’s track and field Student-Athlete Community Service Award winner and captured the gold medal in the men’s 60m hurdles at the CIS Championships. Graham Black, Jared Olson, Adam Paslawski and Garrett Peters earned gold in the 4x200m relay. The team of Graham Black, Ryan Kowalchuk, Garrett Peters and Jaden Porte also won gold in the 4x400m relays.

Men’s hockey: Won Canada West championship and will compete in the University Cup March 17-20. Jordan Cooke was named CIS First Team All-Canadian, CIS & Canada West Top Goaltender and Canada West Most Outstanding Player. Kohl Bauml was named Canada West Rookie of the Year.

Wrestling: Men’s team won its first Canada West title since 1986. Josh Bodnarchuk (57 kg) won his second consecutive CIS gold medal and was named Canada West Male Wrestler of the year. Kiera Prior (82 kg) won the CIS silver medal and was named 2016 CIS Female Rookie of the Year. Andrew Johnson (82 kg) won CIS silver medal. Annie Monteith (48 kg) and Katie Dutchak (51 kg) received CIS bronze medals, and Dutchak was named Canada West Female Wrestler of the year.

Men’s volleyball: Won silver at Canada West final, and 4th at the CIS national championship. CJ Gavlas named CIS Rookie of the Year. Robert Graham was given the Dale Iwanoczko Award.

Women’s basketball: Won Canada West final, currently pursuing national championship. Head Coach Lisa Thomaidis named Canada West Coach of the Year. Laura Dally named Canada West Most Valuable Player. Laura Dally and Dalyce Emmerson named Canada West First Team All-Stars.

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