Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
September 07, 2004
Six to be inducted into U of G Hall of Fame
Six former University of Guelph athletes and the 1994/95 Gryphon women’s rugby team will be honoured during the Department of Athletics’ annual Hall of Fame banquet Sept. 24. The event is part of the University’s homecoming weekend.
Five people will be inducted into the Gryphon Hall of Fame as athletes. They are: Janet-Lesley (Beatty) Cottrill, cross-country/track; Lynne (Forsyth) Rawson, soccer; Stuart Henry Phoenix, multi-sport; Jedson Tommy, football; and Tony Calverley, football. In addition, Bob Brooks, a former Guelph football player, will be inducted as a builder for his support of the Gryphon football program, and the 1994/95 women’s rugby teams will receive championship recognition.
The induction dinner will be held at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre. The event begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception, to be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Michelle Turley at (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53799.
Janet-Lesley (Beatty) Cottrill was a member of the 1979 cross-country and track teams, which won a OWIAA bronze medal that year. In 1980, she won an individual bronze medal at the OWIAA championships and helped the cross-country team win a OWIAA gold medal and a CIAU silver medal. She served as cross-country team captain in 1981, qualified for the Canadian championships and was named the university’s Female Athlete of the Year. She graduated with a B.A.Sc. in 1983.
Stuart Henry Phoenix was a member of the 1936 Dominion Football Championship team. In 1938, he represented Guelph in wrestling, claiming the CIAU heavyweight title. He repeated as champion in 1939 while attending the University of Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1938 and later served as head coach of the championship-winning East Elgin Secondary School football team.
Tony Calverley was a member of the Dominion Championship teams in 1947 and 1948 and the intermediate intercollegiate champions in 1949. He is known as one of the hardest- running backs and best punters in Guelph history. He attended OAC from 1946 to 1948 and earned a DVM in 1952.
The 1994/1995 Women’s Rugby Team was undefeated throughout the 1994 season and won the inaugural OWIAA rugby title. Team members were: Heather Ayles, Jen Bryer, Jen Cond Flower, Marcy Cowan, Anne Finlayson, Donna Francis, Martha Gartshore, Vicky Houtzager, Kyra Lamb, Neluka Leanage, Loretta MacDonald, Deena Mason, Colette McAuley, Erin McCarthy, Nena Mitchell, Andrea Murphy, Marjorie Nichol, Philana Pendleton, Janey Piroli, Melinda Portelli, Helen Rae, Chantal Ravery, Nancy Tregunno, Fairouz Wahab, Kim Wells and Cheryl Wolting. Wayne Stobie was head coach; Mike Hagar, assistant coach; and James East, trainer.
For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.