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A year in review for Huskie athletes

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Huskies Athletics student athletes have gone above and beyond in 2019 to claim team victories and break various personal records. There are too many achievements to name for all the Huskies teams, but here are the biggest highlights to recognize.

Bohlken and Vance represent Team Canada in the 2019 Winter Universiade (March 8)

Jessica Vance | Supplied by Athletics

Huskies defence Leah Bohlken and netminder Jessica Vance wore the maple leaf during the 2019 International University Sports Federation Winter Universiade held in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. Bohlken and Vance, along with Huskies alumna Kaitlin Willoughby, claimed silver for Team Canada after losing to their Russian host 0-2 in the finals. 

De Ciman selected in CEBL draft (March 23)

Huskies guard Chan De Ciman was selected third overall by the Saskatchewan Rattlers in the Canadian Elite Basketball League U Sports round. Along with Huskies teammates Lawrence Moore and Cole Anderson, De Ciman won the first ever CEBL championship with the Rattlers.

Hufsmith wins bronze at the Summer Universiade (July 13)

Huskies long-distance runner Courtney Hufsmith finished on the podium while representing Team Canada during the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy. The Saskatoon product claimed bronze in the women’s 1,500-metre race on July 13, 2019.

Football players recognized on a national level (Nov. 9)

Despite running shy of their 20th Canada West title, five Huskies were named All-Canadian, including Canada West player of the year Adam Machart, Canada West outstanding lineman Evan Machibroda, Canada West outstanding defensive player Nelson Lokombo and  offensive linemen Connor Berglof and Mattland Riley. Defensive back Lokombo won the Presidents’ Trophy as the country’s most outstanding defensive player of the year. 

Shirley makes U Sports all-star team second year in a row (Dec. 9-12)

Huskies forward Collin Shirley suited up as the assistant captain of the U Sports all-star team while playing against Team Canada’s junior prospects in an exhibition series in Oakville, Ontario.

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