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Darcey Busse

Volleyball BEd'87

Darcey Busse graduated from Central High School in Moose Jaw and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1979.

Darcey was a member of the volleyball team for five years. He was selected to the Canada West All Star Team in each of these years and was selected a CIAU All Canadian in 1984 and 1986. He was selected the CIAU Volleyball Player of the Year in 1984 and 1986. During his tenure with the team, the team captured the Canada West Championship in 1980 and 1985. While a student at the University, he was a member of Canada's National Junior and Senior Volleyball Teams.

In 1986 Darcey was awarded the E. Kent Phillips Trophy as the University's Outstanding Male Athlete.

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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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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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Brian Gamborg

Volleyball BSc'79, MD'84

Brian Gamborg graduated from City Park Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1977.

Brian was a member of the Huskie volleyball team for five years. He was selected to the Canada West All Star team five times and in 1981 was selected to the CIAU All Canadian team. While a member of the Huskies, the team captured two Canada West championships and the CIAU Championship in 1979. At the 198O CIAU Championships, Brian was selected a Tournament All Star.

While a student at the University, Brian played on Canada's National Volleyball Team.

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Grant Gudmundson

Volleyball BSPE'82

Grant Gudmundson graduated from Biggar High School and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1977.

Grant was a member of the Huskie volleyball team for five years. While a member of the team, the Huskies captured two Canada West championships and in 1979 the CIAU Championship. He was selected to the Canada West All Star team on two occasions and selected a Tournament All Star at the 1979 and 1980 CIAU Championships.

In 1980, Grant was awarded the E. Kent Phillips Trophy as the University's Outstanding Male Athlete.

During his tenure at the University, he served as an assistant coach with the women's volleyball team for three years.

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Grace Jasper

Grace Jasper

Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Bowling (B.A. '57)

Grace Jasper graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1955. While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, she competed in basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton and bowling.

Grace was a member of the Huskiette basketball team for three years. While a member of the team, the team captured the Cecil Race Trophy on two occasions (1955-56, 1956-57).

She was a member of the Huskiette volleyball team for three years during which time the team captured the Dr. Sam Landa Trophy three times.

From 1955-57, she was also a member of the tennis, badminton and bowling teams.

For her athletic achievements, she was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1956.

In addition to athletics, Grace Jasper was very active in other facets of campus life. She was very active on the Women's Athletic Board, Women's Intramural Board and the Students' Representative Council serving as Vice-President in 1956-57.

For her efforts and contributions to campus life, she was awarded the prestigious "Spirit of Youth Award".

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Date: 1955

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Gisele Kreuger / Gisele Rongve

Volleyball BEd'84

Gisele Rongve graduated from Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1979.

Gisele was a member of the women's volleyball team for five years. During this time she was selected Canada West All Star four times and a CIAU All Canadian for three years. She was selected the Most Valuable Player at the 1981 CIAU Championships. She was also selected a CIAU Tournament All Star in 1981 and 1984. While a member of the team, the Huskiettes captured two CIAU Championships. She was also a member of Canada's National Junior Volleyball Team.

In both 1981 and 1984, Gisele was awarded the Bob Staynor Trophy as the University's Outstanding Female Athlete.

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Arlene McGinn

Arlene McGinn / Arlene Raycroft

Basketball, Volleyball (B.Ed. '54)

Arlene Raycroft graduated from City Park Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1950. During her four years on campus, she competed in basketball and volleyball.

She played with the Huskiette basketball team for four years. In 1951-52 the team captured the Cecil Race Trophy emblematic of Western Canadian Intercollegiate basketball supremacy.

She played with the Huskiette volleyball team for four years. While member of the team, the team captured the Dr. Sam Landa Trophy two times as Western Canadian lntercollegiate volleyball champions.

In her third year she received the "Spirit of Youth Trophy". The trophy was awarded to her for best having demonstrated throughout her university career, outstanding qualities of leadership, good sportsmanship, idealism, character, academic ability and athletic ability.

As well as competing in two intervarsity sports Arlene served as President of the Women's Athletic Board.

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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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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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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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Donalda Smitheringale

Donalda Smitheringale / Donalda Clark

Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton (B.A. '53)

Donalda Clark graduated from Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1950.

Donalda was a three-year member of Huskiette basketball including the 1951 and 1952 teams that captured the Cecil Race Trophy. She was also a three-year member of the volleyball team, badminton team and the tennis team. For her all-round participation in sports, she was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1952.

In addition to participating in sports, Donalda served on the Women's Athletic Board for two years and was elected as "Senior Stick" in the College of Arts and Science in 1952-53.

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Date: 1951

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Roy Thiessen

Saskatchewan is richer because of the talents of Roy Thiessen. Born in Debden in 1935, Roy has successfully combined a career in education with commitment to excellence in sport.

His involvement spans the spectrum of sports. In curling he coached provincial and national teams to championship laurels. Volleyball, cross-country skiing, and track and field at the civic and provincial levels have been enhanced by his efforts.

Perhaps the most fitting tribute is the high esteem of those he coached. Curlers Dorenda Schoenhals, Lori McGeary, Colleen and Carol Rudd as well as track and field athletes Dave Bowler and John Konihowski call him a "great friend and coach".

His home city of Moose Jaw has honoured him on several occasions and in 1975 he was given the Canadian High School Athletic Merit Award. In 1977 he received the Scotty Richardson Memorial Award.

Roy is also author of four books about the fundamentals and skills required in curling.

Always ready to lend a helping hand, he served in numerous positions on the executive of sports organizations. He chaired the first Saskatchewan Summer Games, the World Junior Men's Curling Championships and the World Ladies' Curling Championships.

We are proud to honour his many accomplishments.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 14th, 1986.

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