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                             DYLAN BARKER
                           GOES #1 OVERALL
                           NEW MAN IN CHARGE

                             EAGER TO PLAY….
                            EAGER TO SUPPORT!
Table of Contents                                                        Huskie Football
Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1           Season Tickets
New Man In Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1                   On Sale Now!
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Paw Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                Huskie Athletics Car Flag
Eager To Play….Eager To Support! . . . . .4                                 Two Huskie Athletics Regular
Loss Of Our Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                   Season Multi-Sport tickets
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                                                     • Summer 2008 •

   Amanda Patterson, a first-                                                   Saskatchewan Huskies, Adrianne Vangool
   year Kinesiology student, was                                                and Andrew Spagrud were crowned the
   the lucky named pulled to win                                                Huskie Athletics’ 2007-08 Athletes of the Year.
   the 2005 Jeep TJ courtesy of                                                 Spagrud, a Saskatoon native, was named a CIS
   Bridge City Auto Sports and                                                  All-Canadian for the fourth time after becom-
   Collision Plus. Keep the Jeep was                                            ing the Canada West scoring leader when he
   a promotion designed to                                                      broke the record of 2,171 by 11 points. He
   increase student attendance,                                                 holds more than 80 Huskie men’s basketball
                                                                                                                                        Andrew Spagrud
   with one lucky student driving                                               records in his five years with the team.
   away with the vehicle at the                                                                    Pole vaulter Vangool earned
                                         Amanda Patterson and her new Jeep
   season’s end. It was the grand-                                                                 her third Huskie Athletics award (2006-07 Female
   est prize ever handed out to the student body at the university.The                             All-Round and 2003-04 Female Rookie of the Year).
   students were entered after swiping their student card at any of the                            She cleared a season high four-metres to successfully
   home basketball, volleyball and hockey games.The more games the                                 defend her CIS gold medal. She has won a CIS medal
   student attended the better chance they had of winning. More than                               in all five of her seasons. Also nominated for male
   6,000 entries were in the draw.The draw was made for the Jeep on                                athlete of the year, wrestler Jeff Adamson was
   March 7 during the first day of the CIS Women’s Basketball                                      named the Male All-Round athlete. Adamson, for the
   Championship hosted by Huskie Athletics.                                Adrianne Vangool second straight year, won Canada West and CIS gold
   The Huskie Athletics Council (HAC) Shoe Drive was once again a                                 medals in the 82-kilogram weight class without hav-
   success.The group collected more than 560 pairs of shoes to send to          ing a point scored against him. A six-time Canada West all-star in
   children in Kenya, Northern Canada, and inner city communities in            either cross country and track & field, Jennifer Souter was named
   Saskatoon by going door-to-door in neighbourhoods throughout the             Female All-Round award winner.The soccer teams swept the rookie of
   city and by placing bins on campus and at Brainsport on Broadway.            the year awards with Jerson Barandica-Hamilton winning the men’s
   This was the second year for the drive. In 2006-07, HAC collected 500        award and Elizabeth Hudon winning on the women’s side. Coach of
   running shoes.                                                               the Year was handed to women’s hockey co-head coaches Wayne
   With stellar seasons in their final years as a University of                 Grund and Steve Kook.

New Man In Charge

Basil Hughton is about
to return to where he                                                            “In a way, it really feels like I’m returning home,” said Hughton.“I start-
looked to help jump-                                                             ed my career journey at the University and now I am returning in a
start his career.                                                                new role.The University’s athletic program is second to none, and I look
                                                                                 forward to working with our athletes and coaches to achieve success
The former University of                                                         and continue its dominance.”
Saskatchewan student-
athlete was appointed                                                            Since 1978, Hughton has worked as a teacher, assistant principal and
the new Athletic                                                                 principal. In 2005, Hughton was acknowledged as one of Canada’s 28
Director for Huskie                                                              outstanding principals by the Learning Partnership and in 2006 he
Athletics this spring.                                                           received the Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for work with
                                                                                 the Mount Royal Collegiate Restorative Action Program. Active in the
Aspiring to be an edu-                                                           community, Hughton sits on the board of directors for TCU place, was
cator, Hughton received                                                          Saskatoon High schools athletics directorette coordinator and served on
his bachelor of science in physical education in 1977, a bachelor of edu-        the board of directors for the 1989 Jeux Canada Games.
cation in 1978 and his Masters in Education in 1992 from the UofS. He
also was a member of the Huskie football team in the 70s.                        His term will begin August 1.

                                                            • Summer 2008 •                                                               1
    Dylan Barker Goes #1 Overall

    Dylan Barker made Huskie Athletics history.The six-foot-four, 200         “It’s always nice to see a friendly face in an unfamiliar place,” Barker
    pound safety became the first University of Saskatchewan football         said of having teammate and friend at camp.“It’ll be someone to relate
    player to be selected No. 1 overall in the CFL Canadian Draft, when the   to and someone who knows who I am and what I’m about.”
    Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected him. Prior to Barker, the highest selected
    Huskie had been Dan Farthing, who was picked second overall by the        Two other Huskies were also selected in the later rounds of the draft.
    Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1991.                                                            The Montreal Allouettes took defensive back Paul
                                                                                                 Woldu in Round 5, 36th overall and the B.C. Lions
    “People kept saying I was going to go first and kept                                         selected offensive lineman Hubert Buydens in
    asking me about it but I didn’t want to think about                                          Round 6, 46th overall.
    it too much,” said Barker.“I’m just excited that I get
    the chance to move on in my football career.”                                                 Woldu, 6-foot, 165 pounds, finished the season
                                                                                                  with 18 tackles, one interception and five breakups.
    Barker finished the 2007-08 season with a team                                                Prior to joining the Huskies,Woldu played for the
    high 53 tackles, four break ups and three intercep-                                           Regina Thunder and had earned a tryout with the
    tions. His season was capped off with an invitation                                           Roughriders in 2005.
    as one of four Canadians selected to play in the
    American East-West Shine game in Texas. Barker                                                Buydens played in five games for the Huskies and
    impressed scouts at the CFL Combine Camp where                                                was a leader on a young offensive line playing in
    he had the best broad jump, was second in the 40-                                             nearly every position in his two years with the
    yard spring and vertical jump and was fourth in the                                           team. He’s also played rugby at the international
    shuttle among all participants.                                                               level.

    The Moose Jaw native will now join teammate                                                   Since 1985, 43 University of Saskatchewan football
    Jordan Rempel, who Hamilton selected in Round 2 in 2007, at Ti-Cats       players have been selected in the draft.
    training camp at the end of May. Barker became the third Huskie
    Hamilton has selected. Chris Sutherland, now a Toronto Argonaut, was                                                     Written by: Nicole Josin,
    picked up in Round 4 in 2006.                                                                        Sports Information Director, Huskie Athletics

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Five Huskie football players attended
the East West Bowl - receivers Scott
McHenry and Travis Gorski, run-
ningback Tyler O’Gorman, defen-
sive players Jonathon Krahenbil
and Taylor Wallace. The game
showcased talent available for the
2009 CFL Draft. It was held at
McMaster University. The East won

 University of Saskatchewan Huskie
track & field athlete Carly
Whittaker will head to Erdek,Turkey
as a member of the Canadian
Triathlon team at the FISU World
University Games. Whittaker earned
one of six spots on the female team
after having good results at qualify-
ing races throughout the year. The
FISU triathlon features a 1.5-kilome-                                      CIS East West Bowl
tre swim, 40-kilometre cycle and a 10-kilometre run on June 28.
                                                                        Curtis Austring, UBC Hockey Alumni Trophy for Sportsmanship &
 Huskie wrestlers Jeff Adamson, Ryley Walker and Megan                  Ability and the Dr. Randy Gregg Award for Athletics, Academics &
Buydens will compete at the FISU University World Championship in       Community Service; Jeff Harvey, Adam Kryzcka Award for Lowest
Thessaly, Greece July 10-12. Huskie head coach Todd Hinds will travel   Goals Against Average; Matt Mazurik, Men’s Cross Country Student-
with the group as the coach.                                            Athlete Community Award; Russel Monette, Adam Kryzcka Award
                                                                        for Lowest Goals Against Average; Jane Packota,Women’s Wrestling
The following athletes were named Canada West First Team All-Stars
                                                                        Student-Athlete Community Award; Jodi Souter, Women’s Cross
in 2007-08: Jeff Adamson, wresting; Dylan Barker, football;
                                                                        Country Student-Athlete Community Award; Robin Ulrich, Women’s
Hubert Buydens, football; Daniel Olver, wrestling; Taylor
                                                                        Hockey Student-Athlete Community Award; Adrianne Vangool,
Petrucha, track & field; Jodi Souter, cross country; Andrew
                                                                        Women’s Track & Field Student-Athlete Community Award; Women’s
Spagrud, basketball; Chantel Spies, track & field; Robin Ulrich,
                                                                        Soccer, Fair Play Award.
hockey; Leah Vause, track & field; Ryley Walker, wrestling; Mason
Wallin, hockey; Paul Woldu, football.                                   The following athletes were named CIS First Team All-Canadians in
                                                                        2007-08:Jeff Adamson,wrestling;Dylan Barker,football;Andrew
The following athletes were named Canada West Second Team All-
                                                                        Spagrud, basketball, Adrianne Vangool, track & field; Ryley
Stars in 2007-08: Jerson Barandica-Hamilton, soccer; Marc
                                                                        Walker, wrestling; Paul Woldu, football.
Baron, track & field; Bryan Blackwell, wrestling; Curtis Buhs, track
& field; Lincoln Crooks,track & field; Amy Dyck,wrestling; Vanessa      The following athletes were named CIS Second Team All-Canadians in
Frederick, women’s hockey; Jeff Harvey, hockey; Julian McLellan,        2007-08:Chris Crossley,track & field;Sharai Siemens,track & field;
track & field;Dillon Petrucha,track & field;Graeme Rinholm,track        Mason Wallin, hockey.
&field; Sharai Siemens, track & field; Josh Simair, track & field;
Andrew Smith, track & field; Kailey Smith, track & field; Jennifer       The following athletes won CIS Major Awards in 2007-08: Jeff
Souter, cross country; Adrianne Vangool, track & field; Caitlin         Adamson, men’s wrestling Student-Athlete Community Award;
Warkentin, cross country; Lindsay Wickstrom, wrestling.                 Curtis Austring, Dr. Randy Gregg Award for Athletics, Academics &
                                                                        Community Service Award; Matthew Mazurik, men’s cross country
The following athletes won Canada West Major Awards in 2007-08:
Jeff Adamson, Men’s Wrestling Student-Athlete Community Award;          student-athlete community award; Jane Packota, women’s
                                                                        wrestling student-athlete community award.

                                                        • Summer 2008 •                                                 3
Eager To Play….Eager To Support!

Internationally known, Saskatoon artist, Al Nelson Weitzel, has part-         make it a reality. I do this, not so much to repay a debt, but rather to
nered with the College of Kinesiology and Huskie Athletics to produce a       express my appreciation.“
remarkable new painting called, Eager to Play.This extraordinary piece
of art features two energetic, confi-                                                                           “I have a great appreciation for the
dent Husky dogs running beside the                                                                              University of Saskatchewan. For the
Memorial Gates at the University of                                                                             first five years of my art career I was
Saskatchewan.                                                                                                   employed at the university, working
                                                                                                                nights as a caretaker. I found it very
“I have never been more pleased with                                                                            inspirational to be on campus each
a finished painting than I am with                                                                              morning to see the sunrise in one of
‘Eager to Play’, stated Al, and I’ve never                                                                      Saskatoon’s most scenic locations.“
been more excited about the potential
to raise thousands of dollars in stu-                                                                            “Huskie Athletics is extremely fortu-
dent scholarships for the College of                                                                             nate to have an artist of Al’s caliber
Kinesiology and Huskie Athletics.”                                                                               want to partner with us to raise schol-
                                                                                                                 arship money for our student ath-
Whether purchasing this print as a corporate gift, a retiree farewell gift,   letes,’ states Bill Seymour, Huskies Athletic Director.“This is an unique
a gift to a recent University graduate or to someone that will appreciate     opportunity to not only support the College of Kinesiology and Huskie
the majesty of the painting, this unique piece of art will long be            Athletics but to also capture a moment in time featuring proud
admired and your gracious generosity remembered. Remembered                   Huskies, freedom to play and the University Memorial Gates.”
today, and into the future, as a significant portion of the purchase price
of each print sold, will be donated back by Al Weitzel, to support stu-       To order and/or get more information, please visit either
dent scholarships.                                                   or or visit
                                                                              The Weitzel Gallery
“It has been my practice, since undertaking to make a business of my          2035A Alberta Ave.
art, to repay those individuals and institutions that have helped me to       Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 1S2
                                                                              956-0606 Toll Free 866-956-0606
   Al will be donating back 60% of monies earned on the sale of
   these prints, to student scholarships at the College of Kinesiology.
   Also, all purchasers of a print will have their name entered in a
   draw for a chance to win the original painting valued at over
   $18,000.00. Plus there will be four other draws, from these
   entries, for paintings by Al Weitzel.
Loss Of Our Own

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are                                    While earning a bachelor of education, he was selected to the Canada
saddened by the loss of former men’s volleyball                               West all-star team five times and was an Canadian Interuniversity
player Darcey Busse.                                                          Athletic Union All-Canadian three times. He was also the CIAU MVP in
                                                                              1984 and 1986 and helped the team to two conference championships
Busse, 47, passed away after a battle with cancer. He                         in 1980 and 1985. In 1986, he was also awarded the E. Kent Phillips
is survived by wife Cindy, who is also an alumni of                           Trophy as male athlete of the year for Huskie Athletics.
Huskie Athletics, and two sons Matthew and Eric.
                                                                              He won two CIAU silvers and a CIAU bronze medal and was the all-star
“Darcey Busse is a large piece of not just the men’s volleyball history       of the tournament in 1984-85 when the Huskies lost to Manitoba in
but Huskie Athletics history,” said athletic director Bill Seymour.           the final. He is also a member of the University of Saskatchewan
                                                                              Athletic Wall of Fame.
“He made a difference in everything he did while with our organization
and set the tone of excellence that Huskie Athletics has. He is just one      He graduated from Central High School in Moose Jaw and made a
of many important people to bless our programs and he was a true              home in Outlook where he was a high school teacher.
blessing. Huskie Athletics shares our deepest sympathy with the Busse
family.”                                                                      The funeral service was on May 16 at the Outlook Alliance Church.

Busse, a six-foot-six, middle, played for the men’s volleyball program for                                                   Written by: Nicole Josin,
five seasons beginning in 1979. He took the 1981-82 and 1982-83 sea-                                     Sports Information Director, Huskie Athletics
son off to focus on national volleyball as a member of the Canadian
junior and senior national volleyball teams.


   Huskie Athletics regrets to announce that Michelle MacDonald will            team after an intense week of a selection camp at the Team Canada
  be leaving her post as Athlete Services Officer as of June 6. Michelle        Volleyball Centre in Winnipeg.The team looks to lead Canada to berths
  started with Huskie Athletics in 2006.The position establishes,admin-         in the 2010 World Championship and 2012 Olympic Games in London.
  isters and monitors all travel and accommodation for the coaches and          Team Canada will compete at the Pan American Cup in Winnipeg June
  teams; athlete eligibility and academic information, financial awards         2-7 and then at the America’s Cup in Brazil September 6-14.
  and acts as a liaison to the Huskie Athletic Council at their monthly          University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s hockey assistant coach
  meetings.Sean Gilchrist will also be leaving his position as event coor-      Dean Owen was selected as one of 14 coaches to attend Hockey
  dinator after a year of service.                                              Canada’s Female Program of Excellence Goaltending Seminar June 5-
    University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s hockey co-coaches                 8 in Calgary.The seminar includes classroom sessions and observation
  Steve Kook and Wayne Grund were named Canada West Hockey                      with a focus specifically toward goalie coaches.It was held in conjunc-
  Coach of the Year.The two led the team to their best finish since 1999        tion with the national women’s program goaltending camp, where
  when the finished in third place with a 12-9-3 record.                        the top goaltenders from across Canada eligible for the under-18 and
   Four former University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s volleyball team          under-22 national team programs will be practicing.
  members grace the roster of                                                    Huskie Athletics congratulates 11 athletes who spent five years with
  the senior national volleyball                                                the program.They join many Huskie alumni throughout the country.
  team. Middle blocker Michael                                                  They are: Kyle Grant, basketball; Chad Guidinger, football;
  Wiens (Fort St. John, B.C.),                                                  Jordan Harbidge, basketball; Leighton Heron, football;
  leftside Mark Dodds (Lucky                                                    Rob Lovelace, basketball; Nathan Reis, soccer; Jennifer Souter,
  Lake, Sask.,) and right sides                                                 cross country/track & field; Andrew Spagrud, basketball;
  Gavin Schmitt (Saskatoon,                                                     Andrew Tremblay, track & field; Adrianne Vangool, track & field
  Sask.,) and Kris Brand                                                        and Mason Wallin, hockey.
  (Quesnel, B.C.) all made the           Mark Dodds              Kris Brand

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