Posts Tagged ‘CIS’

CIS Cross-Country Championships recap

The Dalhousie Tigers squad wrapped up their season with the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships on Nov. 12, as men and women took on a difficult course at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The women dropped several places as a team from last year, falling from fifth overall in 2015 to 10th this year. Colleen…

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Claire Yurkovich

Hometown: Edmonton, AB Major: Psychology, second year Proudest achievement to date: Probably making swimming through university. I qualified for Olympic trials and competed nationally for that. I’ve gone to Canadian nationals and last year I qualified for CIS. Next big thing she wants to achieve: Finishing off my degree. I’m hoping to go into education afterward. Just…

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Colleen Wilson leads the way for Dalhousie

If you had asked Colleen Wilson several years ago if she expected to be leading the pack around cross country courses all over Atlantic Canada at university meets, she wouldn’t have known how to respond. The Dalhousie Tiger phenom raced at a provincial level in high school, but says the emphasis at the time was…

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High jumps and medical school

Dalhousie is filled with talented, inspiring and incredible ladies. One of them is Rebecca Haworth. Haworth completed her undergrad at Dal with an Honours in Psychology, and is now in her third year of Dalhousie medical school. Haworth was a star high jumper on the varsity track team throughout her undergraduate degree and her first…

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Jenna MacDonald and Melanie McKenna

Jenna MacDonald Major: 4th year Neuroscience Hometown: New Glasgow, NS Proudest achievement: Summer employment and volunteering. I do a lot of work with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. My academic success hasn’t been as rewarding as seeing it in a real world setting – being able to take what I’ve learned in school and…

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Recruiting for the future

A strong Dalhousie swim team hopes to get even stronger in the years ahead. (Photo by Dustin Silvey)

The spectator’s cheers echo throughout the pool. A whistle tweets as bodies bound off of the starting block. The crisp, turquoise water is pushed to the side with each stroke made by the rippling muscles of the swimmers. The black and gold-capped swimmer takes off, leaving the rest behind in his wake. His hand stretches…

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Strong finish to undefeated swim season

The Tigers were leagues ahead of the competition last weekend. (Photo by Chris Parent)

Hosting their second meet of the season, the Dalhousie men’s and women’s swim teams continued to leave the competition in their wake. Both teams finished in first place for the fourth consecutive time this season. The team had a strong start to the weekend, opening the women’s 200 metre freestyle by sweeping the podium, with Molly…

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AUS men’s basketball season preview

It seems every year that Atlantic University Sport (AUS) basketball quickly turns into a runaway for a couple of teams and by January, most people can predict who will be in the championships at the Metro Centre. This year may very well be different. Acadia is the class of the AUS, but there are three…

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Cross-country champions

It’s what the Dalhousie men’s and women’s cross-country teams have been working for throughout the year. All the early morning practices, the vigorous training schedule and the competition during the regular season leads to one moment: the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championships. The Tigers pursued their moment at the Université de Moncton on Oct. 26.…

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Rough opening weekend for men’s hockey

Andrew Roski (44) under pressure from the Panthers (Photo by Nick Pearce via Dal Athletics) The men’s hockey season got off to an inauspicious start, dropping their opening games 5-1 and 4-3 to UPEI and St. Thomas University respectively. The Tigers began their campaign at The Forum hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) No. 6…

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