Volleyball Olympian Sawatzky-Koop honoured

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Two-time national player of the year Michelle Sawatzky-Koop is the latest Manitoba Bison headed to the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Sawatzky-Koop’s induction was announced Tuesday, as the former women’s volleyball player became Manitoba’s fourth CW Hall of Famer.

The Steinbach, Man. native played for the Bisons between 1988 and 1993, helping Manitoba to national titles in 1990, 1991, and 1992, winning championship MVP honours in 1991 and 1992.

Along with her success at the university level, Sawatzky-Koop competed for Canada on multiple occasions, highlighted by her 1996 trip to the Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta.

To read more about Sawatzky-Koop, who is also a talented pianist, click here.