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Leading the way

This summer, Dalhousie volleyball player Courtney Baker proved that she is not only one of the best women’s volleyball players in Atlantic University Sport (AUS), but one of the best in the country. An AUS first-team all-star last season, Baker competed against 60 players from the NCAA, U SPORTS and professional players to make the…

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A wake-up call

In this image: Alexi Armstrong playing a game with her high school soccer team.

Alexi Armstrong knew something was wrong. When she was 15 years old, the volleyball and soccer player was exhausted all the time, and it wasn’t adding up.

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Coaching on the international stage

In this image: Cour

The Dalhousie University athletics program was well-represented in Italy this summer. Not only were four Dal Tigers athletes selected to compete for Team Canada in the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer Universiade in Napoli, but two coaches from Dal went as well.  “It was a tremendous experience,” says Rick Scott, head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers…

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Tigers win seventh straight AUS Championship

In this image: he Dalhousie women's volleyball team pose for a championship photo in front of the volleyball net at Dalplex on March 2.

Dalhousie University is once again the champion of AUS women’s volleyball. They defeated the University of New Brunswick Reds 3-1 to capture the title at Dalplex on March 2. This is Dal’s seventh straight AUS championship. “It is really hard to win an AUS championship, and I think it is a testament to (the players’)…

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AUS volleyball championships preview

In this image: a volleyball game against Dalhousie and Acadia.

This year, Dalhousie University is hosting the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) volleyball championships at Dalplex from March, 1 to 2. Dalhousie is the favourite to win its seventh straight AUS championship.   Here’s a brief overview of the four teams competing.   Match 1: Dalhousie University (1) vs. Saint Mary’s University (4)  Dalhousie Tigers  The Tigers have only lost two games this year and come into the playoffs ranked as the fourth best…

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Model athlete

In this image: Mieke DuMont in front of the Dalplex.

After winning four AUS championships in four years, fifth-year volleyball player Mieke DuMont is in the final stretch of her successful university career.   She credits Tim Maloney, Dalhousie’s executive director of athletics and recreation, for making her experience at Dal so memorable.   “It has been such an amazing experience, I’ll definitely miss it,” says DuMont trying to hold…

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The mental game

In this image: a portrait of Andrew Ling.

Being a successful athlete is more than just being physically talented. That’s why the Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball team has a mental skills coach to help give them an edge.  “There’s lots of parts to being successful,” says Head Coach Rick Scott. “But another side is the mental side, to give yourself the confidence and…

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Adventure to Europe

In this image: Dalhousie University's men's volleyball team.

The men’s volleyball team had a “once in a lifetime opportunity,” over the winter break.   That’s what the team’s head coach, Dan Ota said after he took the team on a volleyball trip to Europe over the break.   “I think this is the kind of trip that (the players) are going to talk amongst themselves…

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