Sports briefs: Dinos announce recruits

By Rhiannon Kirkland

Women’s swimming

The women’s swimming team announced that Amanda Reason will be joining the squad for the 2011-12 season. Reason broke the then 50-metre breaststroke record at the 2009 Canadian world championship trials with a time of 30.23 seconds. Reason is strong in the breaststroke and freestyle events.

Lindsay Delmar of the University of Calgary Swim Club will also be joining the team. Delmar specializes in the butterfly and middle-distance events.

Dino Erica Morningstar broke the Canadian 200-metre individual medley record at the world championship swimming trials in Victoria, B.C. Dino Fiona Doyle, originally from Limerick, set a new Irish senior record in the 200-metre breaststroke at the same competition.

Women’s hockey

Alexandra Gowe from the Vernon minor hockey league will be joining the Dinos women’s hockey team for the 2011-12 season. She chose the Dinos program over offers from Minnesota State and McGill University.

Dino Hailey Wickenheiser will play for Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF women’s world hockey championship in Switzerland. Wickenheiser is one of six CIS athletes on the team. Canada play their first game against Switzerland on Apr. 16.

Men’s football

The CFL Scouting Bureau released their final list ranking players eligible for the 2011 CFL draft.

Anthony Parker moved into the number two spot after having been ranked third on the September and December 2010 lists. Parker is the top CIS athlete on the list. Offensive line Scott Mitchell of Rice University is ranked first.

Three other Dinos made the list. Wide receiver Nathan Coehoorn is ranked seventh and running back Matt Walter sits at 14th. Both retained their previous ranks. Offensive line Paul Swiston made his way onto the list for the first time in the 15th and last spot.

The CFl draft takes place on May 8.

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