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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.

Text courtesy of the University of Saskatchewan Wall of Fame.

Date: between 1969 and 1972 ?

Photographer: University of Saskatchewan.

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Sherril Roberts

Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country BAPE'71, BEd'72, BSc'91

Sherril Roberts graduated from Yorkton Regional High School and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1967.

Sherril was a member of the women's basketball team for five years serving as captain of the team for three years. While a student at the University, she was a member of the 1971 Canada West Championship team, a member of Canada's National Women's team (1969-71), and a member of Saskatchewan's team to the 1971 Canada Winter Games.

She was a member of the field hockey team for three years and served as coach of the 1971 team. She was also a member of the cross country team for one year.

While a student at the University she was also a member of Saskatchewan softball teams competing for national championships.

For her participation in sports at the University, Sherril was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1972.

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Margaret Curry / Margaret Sihvon

Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey (B.A.(P.E.) '67)

Margaret (Curry) Sihvon graduated from Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1963.

She attended the University of Saskatchewan for five years and played on ten intervarsity teams. She was awarded a Major Athletic Award for her achievements.

She was a member of the Huskiette basketball team for five years, two of which were Conference Championship seasons. As a member of the team, she was selected to numerous all-star teams.

While a student at the University of Saskatchewan she was a member of the Saskatchewan team that competed at the 1967 Canada Winter Games. She was also a member of Canada's National Basketball Team and competed in the 1967 Pan American Games.

In addition to excelling at basketball, Marg excelled as a setter on the Huskiette volleyball team for four years.

Marg Curry was also a member of the first intercollegiate field hockey team that went on to capture a conference championship.

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Heather Witzel

Heather Witzel

Basketball, Field Hockey (B.S.P.E. '73, M.Sc. '73, B.Ed. '74)

Heather Witzel graduated from Courtenay High School in Courtenay, B.C. She enrolled at the University of Victoria in the fall of 1968 and transferred to the University of Saskatchewan in 1970.

During her three years as a member of the Huskiette basketball team she led the team to an overall 85-11 record. She was an exceptional scorer for the team. Despite playing with the team for only three years, she established many team records.

While a student at the University of Saskatchewan she was also a member of Canada's National Women's Basketball Team, During her tenure with the team, the team toured China, Cuba and Italy and participated in the 1971 Pan American Games in Columbia and the 1972 World Championships in Brazil.

Heather was also a member of the University's field hockey team for two years.

In 1973 she was awarded the Bob Stayner Trophy which is awarded annually to the University's Outstanding Female Athlete.

Text courtesy of the University of Saskatchewan Wall of Fame.

Date: 1973

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We hope that you have enjoyed reading about some of Saskatchewan's sports heroes.

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Due to their nature and sometimes ambiguous origin the photographs seen here and those on file at the Local History Room are continuously being updated with new information. Some of this information comes from dedicated research done by Local History staff. However some of the biggest 'breaks' have come from the public... Those that remember the people, places and events in the photo are our biggest informational resource and we ask that if you have any information about the photos to contact the Local History Room at lhstaff@saskatoonlibrary.ca or phone (306) 975-7578.

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