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Adilman Aces

Canadian Ladies Basketball Champion, 1959

In the semi-finals the Aces defeated a strong Toronto club to advance to the championship final and end the nine-year domination of the Canadian Champions, Vancouver Eilers in a thrilling 55-49 play-off win played in Calgary. The Saskatoon squad, in their renowned never-say-die manner, came from behind taking the lead in the closing three minutes, 10 seconds to clinch the Canadian Championship. Judy (Holt) Vance was the only Ace's player named to the All-Star team at the end of the tournament. With the impressive victory, the Ace's placed five players, Pat Lawson, Judy (Holt ) Vance, Lena (Fior) Walshe, Judy Jenkin and Audrey (Campbell) Coben along with both Jack Adilman and Bob Stayner, to the 1959 Canadian Pan-American Team.

The Aces were also the first team to be recognized by the City of Saskatoon with a Special Award given for winning a national sports championship. Each member received a special City Signet ring for their accomplishment. They were inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

Players and coaches were Arlene (Raycroft) McGinn, Myrna (Needham) Levorson, Carol (Lambert) Josephson, Olga (Kostniuk) Salewich, Judy (Holt) Vance, Audrey (Campbell) Cohen, Bob Stayner (coach), Keith Coviello (statistician), Jack Adilman (coach and sponsor), Marlene Ackerman, Pat Lawson, Eleanor (Edwards) McIntyre, Judy Jenkin, Lee (Fior) Walshe and Arlene (Slewchuk) Diduck

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Jack Adilman

Jack Adilman developed a strong Saskatoon presence in women's basketball, coaching and managing the Aces from 1948 until 1959, and it was his initiative that took Canadian women's basketball to new heights.

In 1958, Adilman decided to bring together the best teams in Canada for the first of a national championship tournament. He agreed to pay all the traveling expenses and hotel costs of the visiting teams, leaving the teams to pay only for their own meals.

Teams from Kitchener-Waterloo, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver joined the Saskatoon Aces in a tournament which was won by the Vancouver Eilers.

A year later, Adilman and Bob Stayner coached the Aces to the Canadian championship, winning the right as well to represent Canada at the 1959 Pan-American Games in Chicago.

Adilman's interest in sports as a young man was demonstrated on many fields. He played minor hockey; basketball with City Park, University Huskies, the Grads, YMCA Toilers and YMHA; softball with the Orphans, College Lads and managed Osler Monarchs; bowled on Saskatoon's Western Canada men's team in 1948; and also played tennis and golf.

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Date: [ca. 1955]

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Morris Anderson

Basketball (B.Ed. '53, B.A. '56)

Morris Anderson, a native Saskatonian, was an outstanding basketball performer. He was the Huskie high scorer in the 1950-51, 51-52, and 52-53 seasons, captaining the team in his last two years. He was known throughout Western Canada during the period of the fifties as "Saskatchewan's premier player". Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1953, he returned to his high school alma mater, Bedford Road, to teach and coach. Nineteen fifty-five found Morris teaching at Luther College in Regina. His interest in basketball continued and he led the Regina Crescents to numerous provincial senior men's championships. He coached the Luther Lions to two provincial championships and two University of Saskatchewan Tournament wins.

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Sheila Beckie / Sheila Brennan

Basketball BSPE'82

Sheila Brennan graduated from Marian High School in Regina and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1977.

She was a member of the women's basketball team for five years and served as co-captain of the team for three years. Sheila holds the distinction of being selected to the Canada West All Star Team for five consecutive years. She was selected a CIAU All Canadian in 1982. While a student at the University, she was a member of a number of provincial basketball teams and was a member of Canada's National Junior Team for three years.

In 1980 and 1982, Sheila was awarded the Bob Staynor trophy as the University's Outstanding Female Athlete. In 1981 she was awarded the prestigious Valerie Girsberger Trophy for leadership, sportsmanship and academic ability.

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Shelley Bodnar

Basketball BSPE'82, BEd'83

Shelley Bodnar graduated from Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1978.

She was a member of the women's basketball team for five years and served as co-captain of the team for one year. She was selected to the Canada West All Star Team in 1979-80. She still holds the team's career record for free throws with 377 points.

While a student at the University, she was a member of Saskatchewan's Junior Women's basketball team in 1981. She captured the City of Saskatoon's Junior Golf Championship in 1979 and 1980.

In 1982 and 1983, Shelley was awarded the prestigious Valerie Girsberger Trophy for leadership, sportsmanship and academic ability

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Nancy Brentnell

Basketball BA'78, BComm'83

Nancy Brentnell graduated from Swift Current High School and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1975.

Nancy was a member of the women's basketball team for five years serving as co-captain of the team for one year. She was selected to the Canada West All Star Team for three years. Nancy holds a number of team records - career points 2,238, most points in one game 31 and career field goals 842.

While a student at the University, she was a member of the Canadian National Softball Team for five years and was a member of the Harmony Centre softball team that captured Canadian Championships in 1978 and 1981.

In 1977, Nancy was awarded the prestigious Valerie Girsberger Trophy for leadership, sportsmanship and academic ability.

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Doug Bruce

Outstanding athlete and sport builder, Doug Bruce was born in England in 1904. He came to Canada with his parents in 1907, and was educated at Albert School and Central Collegiate in Regina.

Doug was involved in basketball, tennis, volleyball and softball during his lifetime, and was regarded as an important builder of sport especially through his service to tennis. He was on the executive of the Regina Tennis Club in various capacities from 1936 on, and was a member of the executive of the Saskatchewan Lawn Tennis Association from 1969 to 1973, serving as president in 1972-73. He was also a member of the YMCA for over 50 years, and served on the Physical Education Committee in 1964.

As a senior basketball player, Doug Bruce played in every southern Saskatchewan championship from 1926 until 1938 with the exception of 1936. He was on eight senior provincial teams between 1926 and 1937, and was the scoring leader in the Regina League in 1934, 36 and 37.

Doug Bruce served on the board of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and was president from 1974-76. He died in 1976.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on March 22, 1980.

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Kay Campbell

Kay Campbell / Kay Probert

Basketball, Field Hockey (B.S.N. '46)

Kay Probert graduated from Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1942.

Kay was a member of both the basketball and swimming and diving teams. An outstanding guard on the basketball team for three years, she served as captain of the team in 1942-43. As a member of the swimming team, she competed in free style, side and breast strokes as well as a diver. She was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1943-44 and served as a member of the Women's Athletic board for two years.

Kay was awarded the prestigious "Spirit of Youth Trophy" in 1946 for having demonstrated throughout her university caeer outstanding qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, academic ability and athletic ability.

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Date: 1950

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Aldis Carson

Aldis Carson / Aldis Peterson

Basketball, Tennis (Dip.[P.E.] '44)

Aldis "Pete" Peterson graduated from Nutana collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1941.

While a student at the University, Aldis competed in both basketball and tennis. An outstanding basketball forward, she served as team captain for two years. As a member of the tennis team, she was runner up in singles at the 1944 Western Championships. For her participation in sports, Aldis was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1943-44.

In addition to her athletic participation, Aldis served as secretary to the Women's Athletic Directorate and became the first president of the women's Athletic Board. She was a cheerleader for two years and served as vice-president of the SRC in 1944-45.

In 1944-45 she was awarded the prestigious "Spirit of Youth" Trophy for having exhibited outstanding athletic skills combined with high qualities in leadership.

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Date: c1940

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Fred Carson

Fred Carson

Basketball, Football, Water Polo (B.E. '40)

Fred 'Bud" Carson entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1942. During his four years on campus, he competed in football, basketball, and water polo.

He was a member of the Huskie football team for three years and served as captain of the 1945 team.

He was an outstanding guard on the Huskie basketball team for three years.

As well as competing on three teams, Bud was President of the Men's Athletic board for two years (1943-45). He also coached the Huskiette basketball team for one year.

He received a Major Athletic Award in 1945. At the Awards Night that same year, he received the MacDonald Trophy for demonstrating high qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and athletic ability during his undergraduate years.

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Date: 1945

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Catherine Cherry

Catherine Bergin / Catherine Cherry

Basketball, Track and Field (B.A. '40)

Catherine ("Fuzzy") Bergin entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1938. During her four years on campus, she competed in basketball and track and field.

She was a member of the track and field team for four years. In addition to competing, she served as manager for two years.

She played on the Huskiette basketball team for three years and earned her senior colours in 1939.

She received a Major Athletic Award in 1941.

As well as competing in two varsity sports, she was a two-year member of and served as Vice President of the Women's Athletic Directorate.

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Date: 1940

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Ann Clark / Ann Davis

Basketball and Volleyball (B.A.(P.E.) '65)

Ann (Davis) Clark graduated from Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1961. While at the University of Saskatchewan, she competed in basketball and volleyball for four years.

As a member of the Huskiette basketball team, she led the team to four Conference Championships. During her career, the team compiled an overall record of 67 wins and 19 losses. She was named to man tournament all-star teams including the 1964 Canadian Senior All-Star Championships. As a player she was an excellent inside player and an extremely strong rebounder.

As a Huskiette volleyball player she was an exceptional hitter and was named to many volleyball all-star teams. She also played on a number of provincial teams at national championships.

She was very active in the Women's Athletic Board and the Women's Intramural Board. For her athletic achievements, she was awarded a Major Athletic Award.

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Norman Cram

Norman Cram

Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Track and Field (B.A. '41,B.Ed. '51)

Norm Cram graduated from Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1938. He attended the University of Saskatchewan for three years, entered the Service in 1941 and returned to the University of Saskatchewan for two more years in 1945.

As a member of the Huskie basketball team he led the team to three consecutive Western University Championships (1938-1941). Following his stint in the Service, he rejoined the basketball team for two more years. From 1945 to 1946, he also served as coach of the Huskiette basketball team.

He was a member of the Huskie track team for three years competing in the 880 yard, mile and discus throw. He was a member of both the Huskie soccer team for two years and the Huskie swim team for one year. He also participated in water polo and football at the inter-faculty (intramural) level.

For having participated on a total of 9 varsity teams, Norm Cram received a Major Athletic Award.

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Date: 1940

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William Ebbels

William Ebbels

Tennis, Basketball, Hockey (B.Comm. '47)

Bill Ebbels graduated from City Park Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1940. His university studies were interrupted in 1942 when he joined the Navy during World War II. He returned to the University of Saskatchewan in 1946 to resume his studies. During his three years on campus, he competed in tennis, basketball and hockey.

An outstanding tennis player, Bill played intervarsity tennis for three years. In 1946 he was a member of the five-man University of Saskatchewan team that was runner-up to McGill University in the only national university championship. Following his varsity career, Bill went on to capture eight Saskatchewan singles titles and seven doubles titles.

He was an outstanding shooter on the Huskie basketball team for three years.

An outstanding junior hockey player with the Saskatoon Quakers in the early forties, Bill joined the Huskie Hockey team in 1946 following in Stint in the Navy.

Bill Ebbels was installed into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on March 26, 1976.

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Winning provincial tennis championships seemed to come naturally to William D. Ebbels, as he won the Saskatchewan Men's singles crown a record eight times - 1948, 1953, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966 and 1967 and he was runner up on seven other occasions.

He was also a seven-time winner of the doubles crown and runner up in that category four times. In 1967, he won the Veterans singles championship and the men's open, making him the first person to win the two titles in the same year.

In 1946, he was a member of the five-man provincial team that was runner-up to McGill University in the only national university championship.

In 1971, Bill Ebbels represented Saskatchewan in the first Canada Games and was the oldest competitor in the Games, at age 49.

Besides his outstanding abilities as a player, Bill Ebbels has worked in various executive capacities for the betterment of tennis. He was responsible for junior and adult instruction at the Regina Tennis Club from 1949 to 1965 and has been President of both the Regina Tennis Club and the Saskatchewan Lawn Tennis Association.

At time of installation citation read March 27, 1976.

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Date: 1947

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Sylvia Fedoruk

Sylvia Fedoruk

Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Track and Field (B.A. '49, M.A. '51)

Sylvia Fedoruk graduated from high school in Windsor, Ontaio and ented the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1946.

While a student at the University, she was a member of twelve intervarsity championship teams. She was a member of the Huskiette basketball team that captured the Cecil Race Trophy five times, a member of the track and field team that captured the Rutherford Trophy two times, a member of the volleyball team that captured the Landa Trophy two times. She co-captained the basketball team for four years.

In addition to her athletic endeavors for which she received a Major Athletic Award, Sylvia was very active in other facets of campus life including the President of the Women's Athletic Board in 1948-49.

For her efforts and contributions to campus life, she was awarded the prestigious "Spirit of Youth Trophy" in 1949. The trophy was awarded to a woman student who has best demonstrated through her university career outstanding qualities of leadership, good sportsmanship, idealism, character, academic ability, athletic ability and general physical fitness.

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Date: 1947

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Conrad Fitz-Gerald

Conrad Fitz-Gerald

Football, Basketball, Track and Field (B.A. '47, B.Ed. '48)

Con Fitz-Gerald graduated from Nutana Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1942.

While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, he played on the basketball team for five years (captain in 1944), the football team for three years and competed on the track team where he excelled in the 100 yd. dash, broad jump and high jump. He was an outstanding shooter on the basketball team and was regarded as one of the best ends on the Huskie football team.

He was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1944-45 for having participated on eight intervarsity teams. In 1944, Con was awarded the prestigious MacDonald Trophy for demonstrating high qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and athletic ability during his under-graduate years.

In addition to excelling as a competitor in three sports, Con coached the Huskiette basketball team in 1944-45 and the Huskie junior basketball team in 1945-46.

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Date: 1930

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Tom Foskett

Tom Foskett

Football and Basketball BE(Mech)'49

Tom Foskett graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1945.

Tom was a member of the football team for four years and a member of the basketball team for two years. He served as captain of the football team for two years.

Tom was known as "Fearless Foskett" among his teammates for his toughness and competitiveness. He was awarded a Major Athletic Award for his participation in football and basketball.

In 1949, he was awarded the highest athletic honour for men when he received the MacDonald Trophy for leadership, sportsmanship and athletic ability.

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Date: 1946

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Raymond Frey

Raymond Frey

Builder (1923-1945)

Ray Frey came from Moose Jaw to attend the University of Saskatchewan in 1921 and graduated in 1925. While a student at the University, he competed on both the basketball and football teams for two years.

Following his graduation, he joined the faculty of the College of Engineering. While a faculty member of that college, he contributed greatly to both the men's and women's athletic programs.

From 1927 to 1931, he served as coach of the Huskie basketball team. From 1929 to 1937 he served as manager of the football team. From 1934 to 1943 he served as coach of the women's basketball team. While coaching he also found time to serve on the University's Athletic Directorate, 1930-34 and the Men's Athletic Board, 1935, 1941-44.

As a basketball coach, he was an outstanding strategist who had the ability to make adjustments during the course of a game. During his tenure as a basketball coach, his teams captured a total of four city and four intervarsity championships.

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Roger Ganes

Roger Ganes

Basketball (B.S.P.E. '77, B.Ed. '78)

Roger Ganes graduated from Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1973. While a student on campus he played with the Huskie basketball team for five years.

Roger holds the distinction of never having missed a game in his five-year career. An extremely durable and competitive athlete, Roger was a perennial Canada West University All-Star and consistently led the league in rebounding. Roger is the Huskies' all-time leading scorer.

The year after he ended his career, the University established an annual basketball tournament in recognition of Roger's contribution to Huskie basketball. The "Iron Man Classic" is in its eighth year of operation.

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Valerie Girsberger

Basketball and Field Hockey (B.Sc. '69, B.A.(P.E.) '72, M.Sc. '72)

Valerie Girsberger graduated from Sheldon-Williams Collegiate in Regina and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1966. While at the University of Saskatchewan, she was a member of the Huskiette basketball team for five years and a member of the Huskiette field hockey team for four years.

During her tenure as a member of the basketball team, she led the team to an overall team record of 96 wins and 15 losses, including a WCIAA championship in 1970-71. She was an excellent outside shooter and still is in the top ten of several categories of team records. She was selected to several all-star teams and, while a student at the University of Saskatchewan, she was a member of Saskatchewan teams at the 1967 and 1971 Canada Winter Games.

She was an outstanding field hockey player, leading the first University of Saskatchewan team in 1967 to the WCIAA championship. She was a member of Saskatchewan teams at the 1969 Canada Summer Games and at three C.W.F.H.A. Championships.

While a student at the University, she was a member of the Women's Athletic Board for three years and served as President in 1971-72.

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