Report Card: Men’s Basketball

Talent Too much. The recruiting and education processes this season were stellar. Returning hot-shots such as the all-knowing Chris Wright, the all-speedy Josh Feist and the all-defensive Brian Finniss not only proved their skills, they helped the newbies realize they had ’em too. Rookies such as Ross Bekkering, Robbie Sihota and Cody Darrah have been… Continue reading Report Card: Men’s Basketball

Report Card: Swimming

Talent The swimmers have long been some of the University of Calgary’s top-performing athletes. This year, Chad Hankewich landed the gold in the 100-metre freestyle as well as three silver medals at nationals and was runner up for U of C Male Athlete of the Year. Katelyn Murdoch was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Swimming Rookie… Continue reading Report Card: Swimming

Report Card: Women’s Volleyball

Talent This team was as short on talent as the Stampede is on cowboys. Both of the team’s fifth-year players excelled this year. Natalie Schwartz led the Canada West conference in assists while Neda Boroumand was CW’s top digger. Schwartz was named a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Second-Team All-Canadian and CW First-Team All-Star. Earning CW Second-Team… Continue reading Report Card: Women’s Volleyball

Report Card: Wrestling

Talent The pool of talent that the Dinos have in their arsenal is unquestionable. The Dinos recognized three wrestlers this year. Brit Laverdure, the top female in her weight class in Canada, was named University of Calgary Female Athlete of the Year while Joe Bentley, who also won his weight class at nationals, was a… Continue reading Report Card: Wrestling

Report Card: Men’s Volleyball

Talent This year’s edition of the Dinos men’s volleyball team was a reconstruction project, and thus suffered the predictable slumps associated with rebuilding. Veteran leadership began to show itself on the court, with Rob Ellis posting an even 100 digs on the season, Blake Adair notching 18 service aces, and Eric von Engelbrechten’s 145 kills… Continue reading Report Card: Men’s Volleyball

Report Card: Women’s Basketball

Talent Sure, you’ve got your Canada West First-Team All-Star Tanya Hautala, who drained 41 points in one game against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. But there’s also rookies Michelle Willson and Courtney Coyle, who led the team in scoring and rebounds on multiple occasions. Their presence will ensure there’s no lack of talent on this… Continue reading Report Card: Women’s Basketball

Report Card: Tennis

Talent The tennis team had a great bunch of individuals, but unfortunately they had few match winning players. Kasia Kwiatkowska was the team’s boom first-year recruit with several wins under her belt. Spencer Laird suffered a horrific leg injury that required 50 stitches. But he did that skiing, not playing tennis. I just mentioned it… Continue reading Report Card: Tennis

Report Card: Men’s Hockey

Talent The talent was there despite being one of the youngest teams in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Three players–Travis Friedley, Andre Blanchette and Jarret Lukin–were selected for the Canada West All-Freshman Team, giving the Dinos the most representation out of all universities. Friedley and Lukin were also named to the CIS All-Freshman Team and will play… Continue reading Report Card: Men’s Hockey