Week 12 – Huskie Athletics Top 100 Moments

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Nicole Betker

100 memories… 100 moments… 100 Years of Huskie Athletics

Each Monday, Huskie Athletics will release a series of moments with the Top 10 being released at the Huskie Centennial Reunion Banquet March 31. Dig into your memory bank and share your greatest Huskie memories, stories, and photos because We Are All Huskies!

Videos for the moments can be viewed here: http://huskies.usask.ca/centennial/tophundred.php (Videos will be made available later this afternoon)

Moment #41 – Enter the Record Books

The defence was the difference. Julien Hulet of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team had four sacks. Defensive lineman Randy Emmerson scored a touchdown on an interception, running to the end zone at Griffiths Stadium after picking off a pass near midfield. This was 1984. On the bench for the Huskies for his second career win was Brian Towriss, a rookie head coach. At age 28, Towriss was the youngest couch in Canadian university football. In 2011, BT earned his CIS record 170th victory with a 36-33 victory over UBC. His record stands at 172 CIS wins.

Moment #27 – Six Titles in Six Years

In eight years, six Canadian titles. That’s what Kristin Hagel, Kelsie hendry and Adrienne Vangool did in pole vault for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Hagel started the show with a national championship in 2000. Vangool was a back-to-back winner in 2007 and ’08. In between was Hendry. She vaulted higher than anyone ever had before in university competition and hit a height only one woman has topped since. Hendry, a former gymnast, won three straight Canadian pole vault titles for the Huskies from 2003-2005. She went on to compete at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Moment #98 – Captain Marvellous

Robert Paton was Captain Marvellous. Paton, who was working on his master degree in philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan, was captain of the Huskies soccer team that defeated the University of Alberta 3-0 in Edmonton in 1925. Paton was later a banker, a minister and a lawyer before becoming a philosophy professor at the university.

Moment #98 – Soccer’s best year yet!

The 2010 season was a breakout year for the women’s soccer at the University of Saskatchewan. Led by coach Tom LaPointe and with one of the highest scoring teams in the league, the Huskies posted seven wins, their most ever. If there is a game that stands out, it came in late October at home to UBC. With less than five minutes left, Daniela Fuenzalida scored for the Huskeis. Marissa Wilford recorded the shutout. Saskatchewan beat a club ranked as high as No. 3 in Canada.

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