Tigers basketballer represents Germany at FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League

The Dalhousie University Tigers received some unique representation on the world basketball stage over the summer. Kentzler, from the women’s basketball team, suited up for Germany in the FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League in July and August. The Gottingen, Germany native’s team played in the Europe 1 conference this summer, which was played across six different stops –– separate locations where a portion of the season’s games are played ––over two months.

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Second shot for seniors

U SPORTS said senior-aged student-athletes could retain their final year of eligibility due to the cancelled season at the hands of COVID-19. Many Dalhousie University Tigers athletes chose to stay in school through the 2021-2022 season to redeem it. 

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Playing a new game

Every year, coaches are tasked with finding ways to get the best out of their athletes. Coaching through the COVID-19 pandemic at Dalhousie University has presented several challenges to that mission. Many coaches felt coaching this year was tougher without many games being played. Some Nova Scotia universities, including Dal, began playing some exhibition games in early February 2021. But then new provincial COVID-19 restrictions, announced on Feb. 26, shut down games again.

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Season shortfall

Hockey

In early February, Dalhousie University, the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Huskies and the Acadia University Axemen and Axewomen organized an exhibition schedule slated to last roughly five weeks. But on Feb. 26, Nova Scotia Public Health declared a circuit-breaker to counter recent COVID-19 case spikes in the Halifax area. As part of the measures, games were cancelled for four weeks and effectively killed the schedule.

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