Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame


Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive, (306) 664-6744

1979 U of S Huskiettes Volleyball

Teams (1992)

CIAU National Women's Volleyball Champions


The Huskiettes made history in 1978-79 when they became the first University of Saskatchewan volleyball team to win a Canadian Intercollegiate championship.

The victory was a tribute to coach mark Tennant, who came from Winnipeg in 1971 to take over the program. Within four years, he had won a Canada West title and within 10 years, a national title.

The jump in 1978-79 was rather dramatic because the Huskiettes climbed from a fourth-place team in the west to a national champion. They qualified for the national tournament at McMaster University, gained an important semi-final victory over McMaster and then beat York University, 15-11, 15-9, 14-16 and 15-8.

Front row: Melanie Sanford, Donna Walker, Dorothy Schwaiger, Dovona West, Sharon Anderson, Lori Zenuk (Coach)
Back row: Mark Tennant Coach), Joanne Dempsey, Cindy Shepherd, Sherri Nichols, Cindy Crowe, Sherry Saxton, Joyce Senyk, Charlene (Butler) Archibald, Dinah Guran, Arlene Schmalz (Manager)