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Glenna Fairbrother / Glenna Sebestyen

When the name of Sebestyen is mentioned one automatically thinks of gymnastics. With father Chuck Sebestyen providing the leadership and coaching, daughter Glenna achieved success ear1y in life. At the age of ten she had amassed a score high enough to qualify for the Pan-American Games. Since the minimum age for qualification was 16, Glenna was unable to go. Glenna continued her winning ways and captured the Canadian Junior championship in 1962, 1964, 1965 and 1966.

She represented Canada at the North American championships three times, Chicago in 1967, Vancouver in 1968 and in Mexico in 1969. She was also a member of the 1967 Pan-American team - a spot that eluded her in the past. In (a) University competition, she was the runner-up in 1970, but the following year won the Canadian university champion ship. Glenna retired from competition in 1972 and went into coaching. She is the head coach for the Saskatoon Marion Gymnastic club and has served as provincial coach every year since 1972.

She was named to the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

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Lyle Sanderson

Lyle Sanderson

BUILDER BAPE'63, MSC'69

Lyle Sanderson is a native of Piapot and graduated from Luther College in Regina. He entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1960.

While a student at the University, Lyle competed in both cross country and track and field. In 1965 he was appointed track and field coach and joined the faculty of the College of Physical Education.

During his tenure as coach, Lyle has spent countless hours promoting and developing track and field at all levels. Under his guidance, the University's track and field program has been among the most successful in the country. Under his direction, Huskie teams have captured 19 Canada West championships and 5 CIAU championships in track and field, and 4 Canada West championships and 1 CIAU championship in cross-country.

He has coached and help develop a number of national and international athletes such as Diane Jones, John Konihowski, Louis Christ, and Joanne McTaggert.

He has been recognized by his peers and colleagues in a number of ways among them the University's coach-of-the-year seven times, Canadian Track and Field coach-of-the-year in 1977 and 1979, City of Saskatoon Kinsmen Sportsman-of-the-Year in 1992, inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

He has been named to the coaching staff of numerous international track and field teams to Olympic Games, World Championships, World Student Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and International Dual Meets.

One of Lyle's greatest contribution to the University and track and field is the annual indoor Sled Dog Track and Field Meet. This is the largest indoor track and field meet of its kind where upwards to three thousand competitors ranging from elementary age school children to University and Open athletes compete at the Saskatoon Field House.

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Lyle Sanderson has compiled an excellent record as a track and field coach at the University of Saskatchewan, winning five Canadian and 19 Western Conference championships since 1968.

Sanderson was born in Maple Creek, where he started as a runner, and attended Regina Luther College, where he played football and ran in track. He moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan, taught at City Park in l964-65 and then returned to the Saskatchewan campus as a teacher.

He helped organize the first-ever Western Intercollegiate championships in 1968, the Huskies won their first national title in 1969 and the program has flourished ever since. He has been meet director at many events, including the 1979 Western Canada Summer Games, in Saskatoon.

As well, he has coached at the British Commonwealth Games, the Pan-American Games, the World Student Games, the Pacific Conference Games, was an accredited coach at the 1976 Olympics, named as a coach for the 1980 Olympics and an observer coach at the 1984 Olympics, and was the longtime personal coach of Olympian Diane Jones Konihowski.

Sanderson was Canadian track and field coach of the year in 1977 and 1979 and won an award from the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union in March, 1988, in appreciation of dedication and exceptional service.

He has conducted clinics at many age levels in Canada, as well as guest coach at clinics in Australia and New Zealand, and in recent years, has been on the jury of appeal at the International Combined meets in Gotsiz, Austria.

He was honored as the Saskatoon Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year in 1992.

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Date: 1995

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Johnny Sands

Johnny Sands, a four-time Canadian senior speed skating champion, scaled Olympic heights twice, racing for Canada at the 1956 Games in Lake Misurina, Italy, and the 1960 Games at Squaw Valley, California.

Sands grew up in the Mayfair district, was skating in the Saskatoon Lions club at the age of 12 in 1946 and dominated in his age classes for 11 years.

He won his first Canadian title as a 13-year-old at 440 yards at Sudbury, Ontario, in 1947 and within seven years, was skating with the best in the senior division. He shared the Canadian men's overall title with Frank Stack in 1953, won it on his own in 1955, 1957 and 1958. Twice he held Canadian senior records, once at 220 yards and once at 440 yards.

He qualified for the Canadian Olympic team in 1956, falling in the 500 metre sprint and finishing 45th with a time of 2:20.17 in the 1,500 metres.

Then at the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley, he was 27th in the 500 metres in 42.8 seconds and was 43rd in the 1,500 metres in 2:28.4.

Sands moved to Montreal just before the 1960 Olympics, appeared in a number of international meets in New York state, and in 1962, held the unofficial North American record for 220 yards with a clocking of 17.9 seconds at Saranac Lake, N.Y.

He quit competitive skating in 1968, started two clubs in the Montreal area and continued to work in the sport.

Sands also won national recognition in junior football, starring as a halfback with the Saskatoon Hilltops. In 1951 and 1952, the Hilltops lost in the western final but in 1953, they became the first Hilltop team to win a Canadian championship, beating Windsor AKO in a game in Saskatoon.

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Date: 1955.

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Melanie Sanford

Melanie Sanford graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1976.

An outstanding volleyball player, Melanie was a member of the Huskiette team for five years. She served as captain of the team for three years during which time the Huskiettes captured three consecutive CIAU championships. She was selected a CWUAA All-Star three times, a CIAU Tournament All-star three times and a CIAU All-Canadian in 1978-79. While a student at the University, Melanie was also a member of both Canada's National Junior and Senior volleyball teams.

Her athletic career was highlighted in 1980-81 when she was awarded the Bob Staynor Trophy as the University's outstanding female athlete.

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Frederick George Saskamoose

Fred Saskamoose was born on the Big River Indian Reserve1 about 25 kilometres from his home reserve of Ahtahkakoop, on December 25, 1933. He started skating on bobskates at a young age on a slough, and when Fred was about 8 years old he attended St. Michael Residential School, in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. It was at St. Michae1's that Fred received his hockey instruction and education.

Fred was a member of the St. Michael Midget hockey team when they won the Provincial Championships in 1948-1949 against Regina. The following year, at age 16, Fred started a 4 year stretch with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Western Hockey League, that would culminate with him winning the Most Valuable Player Award for the 1952-1953 Season. The same season Fred would jump from Junior Hockey to the National Hockey League for the remainder of the season. At the age of 19, Fred became the first Treaty Indian to play in N.H.L. when only 6 teams existed in the N.H.L. During the next few years, Fred played hockey in the N.H.L. Farm Teams with New Westminster, Calgary and Chicoutimi. He ended his Pro career with Kamloops Chiefs, but not before he was made Honourary Chief of the Kamloops Indian Reserve.

Fred became involved in Indian Leadership, becoming a Band Councilor for Numerous years and eventually Chief for 6 years. His story became very popular with numerous articles and television mini series portraying his life. He began to develop Indian Hockey Schools for youth and established the Saskatchewan Indian Bantams that became a traveling team to Europe and other places, with the focus of displaying Indian talent. He became a builder of Indian Sports and Recreation and promoted youth participation for the purpose of providing activities for young aboriginal children. He currently enjoys the outdoors life of hunting, trapping, fishing, Farming and he now enjoys watching his grandchildren play hockey, and keeps his eye out for the next NHL'er.

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Lloyd Saunders

It's a big step from a small town to the big city. But despite a colorful and at times controversial road, Lloyd made the climb from North Battleford to the top of the media profession. Lloyd wanted to make his name in hockey but following his junior year with the Saskatoon Lions he realized he wasn't good enough. He found a career in broadcasting. At CKCK in Regina he was the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Regina Pats.

He also did hockey play-by-play in Victoria and covered college football in Dallas and Fort Worth before returning to Saskatoon. He spent time at both CFQC and CBC-TV. Lloyd has covered a variety of sporting events. He was the voice of the Riders for twenty years. He has been on the broadcast team for the Grey Cup Game, the Olympic Games and the McDonald Briers.

In 1982, he was named to the Century Saskatoon's Builders category. In 1986 he was named to the CFL Hall of Fame for media personnel and in 1987 was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

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Lloyd Saunders, born in North Battleford, began his sports career as an athlete. He played four years of junior and senior hockey with the Saskatoon Quakers and Saskatoon Navy, and was active in football as well as competitive softball and baseball.

In 1945, after three years in the Royal Navy, Lloyd changed his focus from athlete to broadcaster, and began his career as a sports broadcaster with CKCK Radio in Regina. He hosted the radio show "Crossley Sportslight," and soon became known as the radio voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Lloyd's interest in the Roughriders went beyond his role of broadcaster, and he was known as a great supporter of the Roughrider club. One incident that reveals his commitment to the Riders occurred in 1951. The fortunes of the Riders were low and there was no money available to paint the rundown fence around Taylor Field, the Roughriders home field in Regina. Lloyd Saunders mounted a provincial campaign to solicit donations of green paint from sports fans, and organized a painting bee that attracted more than one hundred volunteer painters. In one day, Lloyd and the volunteer painted the entire fence that ran more than two city blocks in length.

Lloyd's broadcasting career was not limited to Saskatchewan sports. He joined the national broadcast team as the first Saskatchewan broadcaster to do the play by play commentary for the Grey Cup game in 1948. He was a commentator/broadcaster for twenty Briar Curling Championships, and six Memorial Cup Hockey Championships. Internationally, Lloyd was a commentator for six World Curling Championships, five Olympic Games, and three Commonwealth Games. He spent time in Dallas, Texas covering Big 10 football for NBC, but returned to Saskatchewan after two years to continue his career in Saskatoon.

In many rural Saskatchewan communities, Lloyd is known as a speaker or M.C. for sport dinners, held to raise money for local sports facilities. He spent hundreds of nights attending "minor league" awards nights, speaking to youth about sport. Among his many awards and areas of recognition are Lloyd's induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame for media personnel in 1986, and his induction into the Saskatoon Sports hall of Fame in 1987.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in June 15, 1996.

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Don Saxton

Volleyball, Basketball BA'81

Don Saxton graduated from Plenty High School and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1975.

Don was a member of the volleyball team for three years and a member of the basketball team for two years. In volleyball, he was selected a Canada West All Star in 1979 and 1981 and a CIAU All Canadian in 1981. He was a member of the 1979 team that captured the Canada West Championship and the CIAU Championship. At the CIAU Championships he was selected a Tournament All Star.

Don went on to play on Canada's National Volleyball team for eight years and competed for Canada at the 1983 World Student Games and the 1984 Olympic Games.

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Richard Schell

Wilkie's Richard Schell began his career as a wheelchair athlete in 1978, competing in track and field, but it was shooting that took him to the world stage, at the Paralympic Games in 1988.

In 1959, Richard was involved in a construction accident that left him confined to a wheelchair. His accident didn't end his interest in athletics, but merely changed the focus of his activities. After competing nationally as a wheelchair athlete in discus, club throw, and javelin in the late 1970's, Richard joined the shooting team of the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association and quickly made a name for himself.

At the 1981 Provincial trials Richard won two gold medals, in air pistol and air rifle. At the Canadian National Games that year he won another two gold medals in the same two events. He continued to be a force in the provincial and national wheelchair shooting championships throughout the 1980's, while at the same time competing in and winning championships for able-bodied athletes. In 1990 Richard was named to the Saskatchewan air pistol team, made up of three wheelchair shooters and three able-bodied shooters, at the Western Canada Games in Winnipeg. The team put in an outstanding performance, winning the gold medal.

Richard Schell's international career began in 1982 when he was named to Canada's Pan American Games team for wheelchair athletes. At those games, Richard won three gold, and two silver medals for air rifle and air pistol.

In 1984, as a member of the Canadian Wheelchair Olympic Team, Richard competed at the Wheelchair Olympic Games in Stoke, England in the air rifle and air pistol events. In 1987 Richard won team bronze at the World Wheelchair Air Gun Championships in Chino, California.

1988 was one of the most successful years of Richard Schell's career. At the Wheelchair International Shooting Championships in March he won gold in air rifle three position aggregate, won four bronze medals at the Smaller Canadian Nationals in July, and three gold and one silver medal at the Nautilus International Wheelchair Classic in Arlington, Texas. He was named to the Canadian Shooting Team that competed in the Paralympic Gamed in Seoul, Korea in October 1988. At that competition the Canadian team won a silver medal in the team air pistol event. This team was named Sask Sport's team of the year for 1988 in recognition of their outstanding performance at the Paralympic Games.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on June 15, 1996.

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Sandra Schemmer / Sandra Therrien

Basketball, Swimming (B.A. '59)

Sandra Therrien graduated from West Vancouver Secondary and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1957.

She was a member of the Huskiette basketball team for three years leading the team in scoring in 1957. She was also a member of the Swim team for three years. For her participation in athletics, she was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1979.

In addition to participating in sports, Sandra served on the Women's Athletic Board for two years and worked for the Sheaf as a roving reporter.

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Antal Schidlo

Diving (B.A. '67, M.Sc. '70, M.B.A. '72)

Tony Schidlo graduated from Saskatoon Tech and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1964.

He was a member of the Huskie diving and swimming team for five years. During this time, he was Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association diving champion for four years and was named to the CIAU All-Canadian Diving Team in 1966-69. For his outstanding achievements in diving, the Men's Athletic Board presented him with an "Award of Merit" in 1968-69.

Following his diving career, he coached the University's diving team to three CIAU championships. In both 1970-71 and 1971-72 he was awarded the CoIb McEown Trophy as the University's Coach-of-the Year.

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Bobby Schmautz

Bobby Schmautz was born in Saskatoon on March 28, 1945, grew up on the west side with four brothers and two sisters, attending Princess Alexandra school and Tech.

He played junior hockey for the Saskatoon Quakers. He won the Saskatchewan League rookie-of-the-year honors in his first season, scoring 55 goals in his second season and 45 goals in 42 games in his third season.

Schmautz turned professional with Los Angeles of the Western Hockey League in the fall of 1965 and was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fall of 1967. He divided one season between Chicago and their farm team at Dallas and then played a full season in Chicago. After a couple of trades, he wound in Seattle of the Western League for a season and a half and was then acquired by the NHL's Vancouver Canucks.

Traded to Boston in February, 1974, he would become an impact player with the Bruins. Five times during his seven years with the Bruins, the team would lose to the eventual Stanley Cup champions. Twice they were beaten in the cup finals, once to Philadelphia and once to Montreal.

Schmautz later played with Edmonton, Colorado and Vancouver before retiring at 36.

In 13 years in the NHL, he played 764 games, scored 271 goals and 286 assists for 557 points and took 988 minutes in penalties. In Stanley Cup play, he scored another 61 points, 56 of them with the Bruins. He scored an overtime goal which forced a sixth game in the dramatic 1978-79 final against Montreal.

Schmautz also scored a game-winner in a 5-4 victory for the East in the 1972-73 NHL all-star game.

At 172 pounds, he was often told he was too small to play professional hockey but he was tough and a jack-of-all-trades. His coach at Boston and Colorado, Don Cherry, once said: "Schmautzie kills penalties, takes a regular shift, plays on the power play point and he's my gunner. What else can I say?''

Schmautz later settled in Portland where he is in the roofing business with two brothers, Arnold and Cliff. Schmautz and his wife, Paula, have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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Dorenda Schoenhals / Dorenda Stirton

Curling (B.S.N. '69)

Dorenda Stirton graduated from Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1963.

Dorenda had an outstanding curling career at the University, provincial and national levels. She played third for the University's WCIAA Championship team in her first year and for the next four years skipped her rink to four consecutive WCIAA curling championships. In 1967 her University rink advanced to the 2nd Century Games where her rink captured a Canadian Universities Championship. Her 1968-69 WCIAA championship rink went on to capture the 1970 Canadian Ladies Curling Championship in Calgary, thus becoming the youngest rink to ever capture the championship.

In addition to participating in curling, she was a member of the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Board and intramural representative for the College of Nursing.

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James Scissons

James Scissons

Jim was born in Lucky Lake in 1941. Hockey and golf were his first loves. He played hockey for the U. of S. Huskies, and junior and senior with the Quakers. Jim excelled on the golf course and his shot-making was noticed while a member of the U. of S. team. He won the Western Intercollegiate title in 1962-63 and 1964-65. He won the Saskatchewan junior crown in 1960, and was on the provincial junior team in 1959 and 1960.

From 1961 to 1970, Scissons was a member of Saskatchewan's Willingdon Cup team. In 1964, along with Keith Rever, Ernie Greenley and Ed Ross, Saskatchewan won the Willingdon Cup. That team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. Jim was the Saskatoon city champion six times and captured the Central Saskatchewan Crown seven times.

He was selected to the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. In June that same year, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

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Kathleen Seaman

Kathy arrived on the scene October 30th, 1951, moving to Saskatoon at the age of three. Her sport involvement that was to take her to great heights and great depths began early in life.

Diving is an old sport, but in Saskatchewan facilities dictated its progress. The young enthusiastic diver moved through the ranks quickly at the local level. At 13 she was touted as a future champion. She held thee Saskatoon and the Provincial age group titles 1964-69 and was open champion 1967-72 for the one and three meter boards.

To advance training it was necessary to follow coach Ross Hetherington to Vancouver. Kathy entered high school there, remaining two years polishing her skills, and directing her energies to reach greater heights. International competitions were within reach. Kathy began the long five year road to the Olympic Games.

1967-72 saw Kathy enter 20 International Diving events. She toured the world, bringing home medals, accolades and triumphs. The 10 meter board became her event and she achieved her goal by placing 9th in the Women's Platform event at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Kathy coached for three years. Now as Saskatchewan's top official, she has attended 1984 and 1988 Olympics in yet another capacity.

Congratulations Kathy (Rollo) Seaman, Saskatchewan reveres our diving expert.

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Chuck Sebestyen

Chuck began his gymnastic coaching career in 1958. He has spent many hours working with champion and amateur gymnasts. When Sao Paulo, Brazil hosted the Pan- American Games in 1963, Chuck was on the coaching staff of the Canadian team. He also coached Canadian teams at the North American Championships, and the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

Closer to home he coached the Saskatchewan Men's gym team when Saskatoon hosted the Canada Winter Games in 1971. Sebestyen coached both the Men's and Women's teams at the University of Saskatchewan. One of his prime pupils, Gail Daley of Saskatoon was a member of the Canadian team that went to Tokyo. She was the only Canadian to gain a "9" or more in each event. As a nationally rated judge, Chuck has conducted many coaching and officiating clinics.

Chuck was named Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year in 1962, inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1977, and placed in the Saskatoon Hall in 1986.

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Charles (Chuck) Sebestyen, an Olympic gymnastic coach, has spent many hours working with both champion and amateur gymnasts. In 1958, he began coaching gymnastics in Saskatoon and from there went on to being the Canadian gymnastics coach at the Pan American games, Sao Paula, Brazil; the Northern American Gymnastic Championships, Pennsylvania; the Tokyo Olympics in Japan; the Saskatchewan Men's Gymnastic Team at Canada Games in Saskatoon; and coach of the University of Saskatchewan Men's and Women's Gymnastic teams.

Being a nationally rated judge, he conducted coaches and judges clinics at various places in Saskatchewan, as well as Winnipeg, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.A. and at York University in Toronto.

He coached Miss Gail Daley at the 1964 Olympics, at which time, she became the only Canadian to be a member of the "9" Club, having gained a "9" or more in each event.

At time of installation citation read March 26, 1977.

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Patti Sebestyen

Patti Sebestyen was born in Saskatoon in 1949 and since her grandfather had helped build St. Mary's Hall and her dad was interested in gymnastics, it was no accident that Patti would follow the family tradition.

Although she also competed in track, basketball and volleyball, gymnastics was the natural attraction. She and her sister Glenna dominated the Canadian junior championships, unique because Glenna won the crown in 1962, Patti won in 1963 and Glenna in 1964, the only times that sisters had dethroned each other. With their dad as coach, the Marian club often travelled to national events and she shared in team victories while competing from 1961 until 1970. Patti was a silver medallist on Saskatchewan's team at the First Canada Winter Games in Quebec City in 1967 and also competed for the University of Saskatchewan.

Patti showed natural instincts towards coaching, traveling to North Battleford and Prince Albert and the Northwest Territories to teach their young as well as devoting 28 years to the Marian gymnastic club. She was technical chairperson for Saskatchewan women's gymnastics from 1967 until 1973, judging chairperson in Saskatchewan from 1976 until 1983; and was on the national committee from 1976 to 1988. She is the only Saskatchewan woman ever to attain an international brevet judging honor - the highest possible status - and she has been a judge or a guest coach in England, Hungary, United States, China, Romania and Yugoslavia.

All of her children, Marcie, Jeremy, Jason and Jordan, have been involved in gymnastics at one time or another and all are still active in sports.

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Chin Wha Seng

Chin Wha Seng

Badminton (Med. '67)

Chin Wha Seng entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1962. He came to the University of Saskatchewan from Malaysia where he was a top ranked junior singles badminton player.

During his five years at the University of Saskatchewan, Chin captured three WCIAA singles titles and teamed with John McCauley and Bob Kortje to capture three WCIAA double titles. While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, he captured, on three separate occasions, Open Singles and Doubles Provincial Championships in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. In 1965-66, he teamed with John McCauley to capture the Canadian Open Men's Doubles Championship.

During his active years as a Huskie badminton player, Chin's overall standard of play and gentlemanly deportment did much to further the sport in Western Canada.

Upon graduation from Medicine, Chin returned to Malaysia to practice medicine.

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Mike Shabaga

Mike played all of his minor hockey in Saskatoon. His career began in the fall of 1937 when he joined the Saskatoon Midget Wesleys. This club went to the Provincial finals but lost out to Moose Jaw. The following year with the Saskatoon Chiefs, Shabaga helped the club win the Saskatchewan juvenile title. In 1939-40 Mike played junior with the Saskatoon Dodgers. He was with the Saskatoon Quakers the following season. This was one of the finest Saskatoon junior teams ever assembled. They lost a tough seven game series to the Winnipeg Rangers in the Abbott Cup final.

In 1941-42, Shabaga moved up to the Senior Quakers then turned pro with the Cleveland Barons of the American League. After three seasons with Cleveland he was traded to Buffalo for the 1945-46 season helping them win the AHL championship. Following two more seasons in Saskatoon, Shabaga saw service with Owen Sound, then back to Saskatoon, then the Trail Smoke Eaters and the Penticton Vees. He was with the Vees when they won the World championship in the spring of 1955. Mike scored 2 goals in the final game against Russia.

He was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Marshall Sharp

Marshall Sharp

Basketball, Football, Track and Field (B.E. '48)

Mike Sharp entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1941. During his five years on campus, he competed in basketball, football and track and field.

He played with the Huskie basketball team for five years. A high scoring forward with the team, he was elected captain of the 1948 team.

In addition to playing basketball, he played with the Huskie football team for three years. As a track athlete, he competed in high jump and pole vault. He won the high jump in Western Meet in Edmonton in 1948.

Mike was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1947.

As well as competing in three intervarsity sports, Mike received minor and major social awards, served as President of the Men's Athletic Board and competed in interfaculty rugby and water polo.

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Date: 1946

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James Shaw

James Shaw

Hockey (B.S.P. '71)

Jim Shaw graduated from Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1965.

Jim Shaw is considered to have been one of the University's most outstanding hockey players. He was on two occasions named the first team All-Star goaltender in the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association. During the 1966-67 season he led the Huskie hockey team that represented Saskatchewan at the First Canada Winter Games. That same year, the Huskies won the WCIAA Championships and went on to represent the West in the first Canadian Universities Student Games.

Following graduation in pharmacy, he played professional hockey in Dallas, Portland, Baltimore, Nova Scotia and from 1974 to 1976 played for the Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association.

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