Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Huskie Athletics celebrates centennial in 2011-2012

Huskie Athletics will proudly celebrate its 100th birthday during the 2011-12 season. With the Centennial Celebration comes some exciting announcements.

Huskie Athletics is proud to announce former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk will be the honourary chair of the Centennial Celebrations Planning Committee. Joining her as chairperson of the committee is University of Saskatchewan Chancellor Dr. Vera Pezer.

Dr. Fedoruk enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan in 1946. She was a member of 12 intervarsity championship teams including playing on the Huskiette basketball team that won the Cecil Race Trophy five times. She also competed with track & field, hockey, volleyball and golf. An accomplished athlete, Dr. Pezer is a four-time Canadian Ladies’ Curling Champion, a Canadian Softball Champion and a two-time member of the Saskatchewan Senior Women’s golf team.

All Centennial Celebrations will encompass four themes: heritage, alumni, education and legacy with events scattered throughout the 2011-12 season. The goal of the celebration is to promote and enhance the student-athlete experience, provide a legacy for Huskie Athletics and to pay tribute to stakeholders, past and present, of Huskie Athletics.

Catherine Gryba and Craig Peterson have also signed on for duties on the committee. Gryba is the Vice Chairperson of the Centennial Planning Committee, while Peterson has also joined the committee in the position of Promotions Chair.

Huskie Athletics also unveiled a centennial logo that will be used throughout the 2011-12 season. This logo will begin to be used in all Huskie Athletics areas starting with fall sports in 2011.

The Centennial Celebrations will kickoff September 10, 2011 at a Huskie Athletics Wall of Fame Event. Detailed information on the Wall of Fame, as well as nomination information will be available in January.

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