Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame


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1981 U of S Huskiettes Volleyball

Teams (1992)

CIAU National Women's Volleyball Champions


The University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes achieved a third straight Canadian Intercollegiate women's volleyball championship in 1980-81, a feat which had never been accomplished before by a Canadian university.

The Huskiettes won the west with a record of 19 wins and one loss and beat British Columbia in the Canada West final.

At the nationals in Victoria, many looked upon Ottawa as the favorite because they carried a number of national team players. But the Huskiettes won six straight matches, finishing with a victory over Manitoba, 15-8, 15-81, 12-15 and 15-6.

Melanie Sanford, CIAU All-Canadian for three straight years, was captain of all three Huskiette teams, which won the national crowns. Cindy Crowe, Cindy Shepherd, Sherry Saxton and Joyce Senyk also played on all three teams and Dovona West played on two and was an assistant coach on the third.

Front row: Donna Zenuk, Colleen Pratt, Sandra Voitka, Kelly Stobbe, Cindy Shepherd, Sherri Nichols, Back row: Don Smith (Trainer), Dovona West (Coach), Grant Gudmundson (Coach), Melanie Sanford, Giselle Rongve, Cindy Crowe, Sherry Saxton, Joyce Senyk, Nancy Baker, Mark Tennant (Coach)