U of G Athletes Headed to International Games

April 03, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

Four U of G field hockey players will represent Canada at the Federation of International Sports Universities (FISU) Games in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gryphons Krissy Wishart, Nadia Marques, Jaclyn Butterworth and Angela Lancaster have been selected to be part of Canada's 16-member national field hockey team, which will compete May 25 to June 1.The athletes will train in Pretoria, South Africa, for a week prior.

The FISU Games are the second largest multi-sport games in the world after the Olympic Games. This is the first time the sport of field hockey has been included.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Canadian field hockey players to gain international experience in an exciting environment,” says Gryphon head field hockey coach Michelle Turley.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled that four of the 16 athletes on this team are Gryphons. It is a testament to the strength of our field hockey program at Guelph.”

U of G's women's field hockey team won the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship this past fall and captured the silver medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) championships.

Wishart, a third-year student, is a three-time All-Canadian and the second-leading scorer in Canada. During her first year, she was named Rookie of the Year by both OUA and CIS.

Butterworth is a second-year student and an OUA All-Star. She was the bronze medallist at the U-19 National Championships and was recently named to the 2008 Canadian Women’s Junior Development Squad.

Marques, a second-year student, is also an OUA All-Star and CIS All-Canadian player. Lancaster is a third-year student and a two-time OUA All-Star.

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