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Throwback Thursday (Aug 13)

Throwback Thursday (Aug 13)

The 1983-84 Black and Gold Athletic Banquet is the focus of this week's Throwback Thursday! Below are the two Dalhousie Gazette articles about the night!

Vortel named top Dalhousie female athlete

By Lisa Timpf

This year’s Athletic Banquet honouring the achievements of Dalhousie varsity athlete was a classy and smoothly-run affair.

The Dal women’s squad’s performances in 1983-84 resulted in both team and individual honours for a number of athletes.

One such individual was volleyball team member Simona Vortel, awarded the Class of ’55 Award as the female athlete at Dalhousie who had “made an outstanding contribution to her team” in 1983-84.

Vortel, a Czechoslovakian native in her first year at Dalhousie, garnered an impressive list on honours this season. These included All-Canadian and CIAU Tournament All-Star berths, AUAA League Playoff MVP, and an Athlete of the Week mention. She was also named Most Valuable Performer on the women’s volleyball team.

Added to her list of achievements was MVP recognition at the Moncton Omnium Bleu et Or tournament, and all-star honours in the Schooner Volleyball Classic.

In terms of Dalhousie team achievements over the course of the year, the Women Tigers teams faired will in AUAA competition. The basketball Tigers finished second to UNB in the AUAA, while earning top honours in Acadia’s Tip-Off tournament, and finishing second in both the McMaster Winter Rose tournament and the Bluenose Classic.

In cross country, Dalhousie finished third in the AUAA and captured first spot in the Moncton meet.

The field hockey team finished first in the East Division of the AUAA with a 10-2 record, finished second overall in the AUAA behind UNB, and finished fifth in the CIAU tournament.

The women’s swim team extended their unbeaten streak to 42 consecutive dual meets, captured their fourth straight AUAA title, won an OWIAA Invitational meet, and finished fifth at the CIAU’s.

In women’s volleyball, the Tigers won the Dalhousie Classic, the Schooner Volleyball Classic, the Moncton Omnium Blue et Or tournament, and the Dalhousie Invitational. In addition they finished second in the CIAU’s, after losing the fifth game of the final to Winnipeg.

Women’s Most Valuable Performer award winners included Peggy MacLean (basketball), Elizabeth Condon (cross country), Sharon Andrews (field hockey), Simona Vortel (volleyball) and Shelly Platt (swimming).

MacLean, a first year student contributed an average of 12 points per game to the female basketball Tigers’ scoring efforts this season. She was named to the AUAA all-star team, as well as being designated AUAA Rookie of the Year.

Cross country runner Condon finished seventh in the AUAA’s this fall.

Andrews led the field hockey Tigers in scoring with 11 goals, giving opposing goalies some uneasy moments on penalty strokes. She was an AUAA and CIAU all-star.

Platt, this year’s women’s swim team captain, was a CIAU silver medalist and a member of the AUAA all-star team for the fourth time this season.

Women’s varsity awards, given in recognition of three years of participation on Dalhousie varsity teams, went to Claudette Levy and Gail Broderick (field hockey), Janet Hoyt and Linda Vermette (cross country), Beth Yeomans (volleyball), and Patty Horne (track and field).

In addition, volleyball player Karen Fraser was recognized for her designation as CIAU Athlete of the Week.


Athletic banquet marks Dal men’s team achievements

By Mark Alberstat

On the night of March 28 the Dalhousie Athletic awards were presented to the outstanding athletes and coaches on the intercollegiate teams.

The Dalhousie Coach of the Year honours went to men's volleyball coach AI Scott. Coach Scott took his team to their fifth consecutive AUAA title after a poor first half. This is Scott's second time in a row to win the award.

The Dalhousie Male Athlete of the year picks up the Climo Trophy, which this year was awarded to Tigers' swimming sensation Andrew Cole.

Cole is a three time All-Canadian and AUAA Athlete of the Year. He won the bronze in both the 100m and 200 m breaststroke events at the Nationals.

The captains of the men's volleyball and cross country teams accepted the AUAA championship trophies. The volleyball team placed fourth at the nationals while the cross country team is ranked fifth in the nation.

The Most Valuable Performer awards on the men's basketball team went out to James "Bo" Malott who has an 11.0 points per game average and anchors the Tigers' defence.

The men's cross country MVP award winner was Norman Tinkham. Tinkham led Dal's championship team and placed second in the AUAA Championships.

Glen Ernst got the hockey MVP. Ernst, a third year goalie with the Tigers, has a 4.5 goals against average and an 87.5% save average.

Two awards were given out for the soccer team, one being the "leadership" award going to Charles Fisher and the other, the "determination award", went to Dominic Ashton, who was second in AUAA scoring.

The volleyball MVP went out to Bernie Derible, who is a three time AUAA All-Star and co-captain of the team.

The Varsity awards for athletes who have competed for three years at Dalhousie went to: Bob Crawford and Glen Ernst on the hockey team, Chris Lohnes on the volleyball team, Stan Whetstone, AI Ryan, and Bo Malott on the basketball team, Bob Goski, Andrew Cole, John Burns, John McInerney on the men's swimming team, Peter Browne, Norman Tinkham, David Layton, Walter Forsyth, Janet Hoyt, and Linda Vermette of the cross country team, and Andrew Clark, Mike Flynn, Manoj Vohra, Mark Gascoigne, Roy Dickey of the soccer team.

First published in the Dalhousie Gazette volume 116, issue 25 on April 5, 1984