How does one define greatness? Four words–Gauntlet extra effort award.
The most anticipated award of the Dinos’ season was handed out by dashingly handsome sports editor, Jon Roe sports editor, at the 40th annual Night of the Dino to women’s volleyball player Holly Harper and men’s hockey goaltender Scott Talbot.
Harper overcame a knee injury to help the women’s volleyball team win Canadian Interuniversity Sport bronze in March at home in Calgary.
Talbot, after a difficult second half of the season with the men’s hockey team, came through in the playoffs and took the Canada West athlete-of-the-week award for helping the Dinos upset the University of Regina Cougars in the first round.
The extra effort award is given out annually by the Gauntlet’s sexy sports editor–though some years he or she is too sexy–to two Dinos who overcome adversity and display perseverance and dedication in pursuit of excellence in Dinos athletics. The two athletes were awarded with an amazing marble and glass plaque hand-picked by Jon Roe sports editor. The awards will likely be cherished for generations.