2021-2022 winter sports preview

In September, the Dalhousie Gazette published previews for Dalhousie University Tigers varsity teams that began play before mid-October. Now, we take a look at everyone else who will represent the Tigers in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) and Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action this season. 

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Building team culture

After 11 years as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Dalhousie University, Anna Stammberger will retire this spring. She will be succeeded on an interim basis by current assistant coach Anton Berry on April 1, 2021.

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Bursting onto the scene

Together with Scotties teammates Emily and Mackenzie Zacharias, Karlee Burgess and Lauren Lenentine won the World Junior Women’s Curling Championships in Russia last year. Burgess has represented Canada four times at the World Juniors and won three times. Lenentine won twice in three tournaments, and together with Burgess won in 2018 and 2020. Between titles in 2019, they helped Dal win an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship. This year’s Scotties was the team’s first major senior tournament together, representing Manitoba as one of the three wild card outfits.

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Baseball legend trailblazed path for Black players

When Hank Aaron retired from baseball in 1976, he did so as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Aaron died in his sleep on Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86.

The feat he’s most famous for was breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record of 714. Even after Barry Bonds eclipsed that record in 2007, Aaron still holds the Major League Baseball (MLB) record for career runs batted in (RBI) with 2,297 and total bases with 6,856. He is third all-time in career base hits with 3,771.

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