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March 09, 2004
U of G wrestler wins third straight CIS championship
Gryphon wrestler Tara Hedican won a gold medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships, her third consecutive CIS title.
Hedican, who competes in the women's 65-kilogram division, did not drop a single point during any of her matches at the CIS tournament, which was held at Brock University this past weekend. Her next competition is the senior national championships in April.
In December, Hedican won a silver medal at the Canadian Olympic team trials and will be an alternate for the 2004 women's Olympic team. She also earned gold medals at the 2003 Pan American Championships and the Ontario University Athletics championships, and won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.
The fourth-year student is also a two-time winner of U of G’s Female Athlete of the Year award. In 2002, she received the Tom Longboat Award, a national honour recognizing aboriginal excellence in sport.