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Hugh Carson

Hugh Carson

Builder (1926-1953)

Hugh Carson was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1923.

"Hughie" joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1926 on a part-time basis as soccer coach and athletic trainer. In 1937 he joined the Physical Education Department as a full-time teacher, coach and trainer. During his 27 years he devoted countless hours to the athletic success of the Green and White. He looked after the health and welfare of countless athletes with fervent passion. He took great pride in coaching soccer, fencing and boxing. He was known as a morale booster and a temendously supportive figure in University of Saskatchewan athletics.

Upon his retirement in 1953, the Physical Education Department commended him for his "integrity, forthrightness and quiet kindliness".

Text courtesy of the University of Saskatchewan Wall of Fame.

Date: 1940

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Margaret Hulings / Margaret Richardson

Basketball, Fencing (B.A. '40, B.Ed. '50)

Margaret Richardson entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1938. During her four years on campus, she competed in basketball and fencing.

She played on the Huskiette basketball team for four years. An outstanding guard with the team, she led the team in scoring in numerous games. She was elected captain of the 1940-41 team.

Marg was a member of the fencing team for three years. She was the only female on the 1939 team and won all her bouts from Alberta fencers during her first competition.

She won a Major Athletic Award in 1941.

As well as competing in two varsity sports, Marg received a Major Social Award and served as President of the Women's Athletic Directorate in 1939-40.

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Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Fencing, Tennis (B.A. '51, M.D. '58)

Tom Jackson graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1947.

An outstanding all-round athlete, Tom was the first person to win a Major Athletic Award by competing entirely in individual sports. He also holds the distinction of having been the Only student-athlete to receive two Major Athletic Awards- one for the period 1947-50 and the other for 1955-57.

He was a member of the fencing team for five years during which time he lost only one bout. He also excelled as a member of the tennis team for five years. While a student at the University he also competed in a number of intramural activities and served on the Executive of the Student Medical Society.

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Date: 1956

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Helen Yuill

Helen Yuill / Helen Stewart

Basketball, Tennis, Fencing (B.A. '41)

Helen Stewart graduated from City Park Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1938.

Helen was a member of the basketball team for two years, tennis team for three years and fencing team for two years. For her all-round participation in sports, she was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1941.

In addition to sports, Helen was very active in other extra-curricular activities. She was a member of the Women's Athletic Directorate for two years and served as vice-president of the SRC in 1940-41. She was very active in drama and was awarded the Edmund cup in 1939 and 1940 as best actress on campus. For her all-round contribution to campus life, she was awarded an Honor Social Award in 1940-41.

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Date: 1939

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