How it all came down: a year in review

The University of Calgary was among the most successful schools in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union this year. Collecting one gold medal, three silvers and a bronze, the Dinos put together the third-highest total, behind only the University of Alberta (four gold, two silver, three bronze) and the University of Victoria (2-2-2). As well, 22 Dino athletes and two coaches picked up individual CIAU or Canada West Universities Athletic Association honours.

What follows is a run-down of the 19 CIAU championships, and how the Dinos faired in each sport.

Field hockey

First: University of British Columbia, second: University of Victoria, third: University of Alberta

Dinos: fourth in CWUAA (2-9-1)

Women’s rugby

First: U of A, second: University of Guelph, third: University of Waterloo

Dinos: This is the lone CIAU sport in which the U of C doesn’t participate.

Men’s soccer

First: University of Western Ontario, second: U of A, third: UVic

Dinos: sixth in CWUAA (2-8), missed playoffs; Mike Pavicic named CWUAA all-star

Women’s soccer

First: Dalhousie University, second: U of A, third: Guelph

Dinos: fourth in CWUAA (3-5-2), missed playoffs; Kelly Matheson named CWUAA all-star

Men’s cross-country

First: Guelph, second: University of Toronto, third: Université de Sherbrooke

Dinos: fifth in CIAU; Andrew Alley, Nathan Kendrick and Steve MacIntyre named CIAU All-Canadians, Alley named CIAU rookie-of-the-year

Women’s cross-country

First: UVic, second: Western, third: Guelph

Dinos: didn’t qualify as a team for CIAU finals; Kristen Brennand finished 38th

Football

Vanier Cup: Université Laval, Atlantic champion: St. Mary’s University, CWUAA champions: University of Saskatchewan, Ontario champions: Waterloo

Dinos: fourth in CWUAA (3-5), lost CWUAA semi-final to UBC; Jeff Lewis named CWUAA all-star and CIAU All-Canadian, Brian Shewchuk named CWUAA all-star

Men’s swimming

First: UBC, second: U of C, third: UVic

Dinos: second in CWUAA, second in CIAU

Women’s swimming

First: UBC, second: UVic, third: U of C

Dinos: second in CWUAA, third in CIAU

Men’s wrestling

First: Brock University, second: U of C, third: Lakehead University

Dinos: first in CWUAA, second in CIAU

Women’s wrestling

First: U of C, second: Brock, third: U of A

Dinos: first in CWUAA and CIAU; Julie Harris named CIAU wrestler-of-the-meet, Mitch Ostberg named CIAU coach-of-the-year

Women’s hockey

First: U of A, second: McGill University, third: Concordia University

Dinos: second in CWUAA-west (9-3), lost CWUAA final to U of A; Carol Scheibel named CWUAA first-team all-star and All-Canadian, Colleen Sostorics named CWUAA second-team all-star

Men’s volleyball

First: University of Manitoba, second: U of S, third: University of Winnipeg

Dinos: second in CWUAA (13-9), lost CWUAA final to U of S, fifth in CIAU; Jeremy Wilcox named CWUAA first-team all-star and CIAU second-team All-Canadian, Denis Zhukov and Bill Byma named CWUAA second-team all-stars

Women’s volleyball

First: U of A, second: U of M, third: UBC

Dinos: fourth in CWUAA (8-14), missed playoffs; Amanda Moppett named CWUAA and CIAU rookie-of-the-year, and CWUAA second-team all-star

Men’s track and field

First: Université de Sherbrooke, second: U of S, third: U of A

Dinos: fourth in CWUAA, seventh in CIAU; Darren Clarke and Trevor Phillips named CIAU All-Canadian

Women’s track and field

First: U of S, second: Sherbrooke, third: University of Windsor

Dinos: fourth in CWUAA, 10th in CIAU; Saskia Winkelmann named CIAU All-Canadian

Women’s basketball

First: UVic, second: U of C, third: University of Regina

Dinos: second in CWUAA (16-4), lost CWUAA final to UVic, second in CIAU; Leighann Doan named CIAU and CWUAA player of the year and first-team all-star, Cathy Payne named CWUAA second-team all-star, Shawnee Harle named CWUAA coach of the year

Men’s basketball

First: St. Francis Xavier, runner-up: Brandon University

Dinos: sixth in CWUAA (7-13), lost CWUAA quarter-final to UBC; Brad Gallup named CWUAA second-team all-star, John Riad named to CWUAA all-rookie team

Men’s hockey

First: U of A, runner-up: University of New Brunswick

Dinos: second in CWUAA-west (16-9-3), lost CWUAA semifinal to U of A, third in pool B at CIAU tournament; Ron Grimard named to CWUAA all-rookie and second all-star teams

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