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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
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.”
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.
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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.
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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. huskies.usask.ca or weitzelart.com. 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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