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Tigers alumni to be inducted to Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Tigers alumni to be inducted to Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Courtesy of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Richard G. Munro, of Bridgewater, launched a record-setting nine-year track and field career in the late-sixties when he started competing at the university level for Dalhousie University. Richard claimed five consecutive Atlantic Canada Senior Open Cross-Country Championship titles and won numerous regional road races, finishing with record times. He triumphed at track and field meets in Nova Scotia and abroad, including a 1971 trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he raced in a road race as the sole Canadian.

Returning to Canada, Richard received the Climo Award (Male Athlete of the Year) from Dalhousie University during the 1972-73 academic year – the same year he won the Canadian Interuniversity Men’s Track and Field Championship. In 1974, he continued to succeed internationally, placing first in a 5,000-metre race and competing as a member of the 10,000-metre team at the West Australia Track & Field Championships.

Throughout his career Richard went undefeated in university races.

Known for her important contributions to soccer, track and field, and sport medicine, Dr. Cathy Campbell has been a builder of sport as a coach, administrator, educator and medical expert for over 40 years. Cathy can be credited for one of the province’s greatest track and field successes, having coached Canadian champion and Hall of Famer Cecilia Branch for eight years.

The Halifax native has provided her medical expertise in international soccer competition, serving ten years as team physician for the Canadian Women’s soccer team and attending five FIFA Women’s World Cups as team physician and five as FIFA medical officer. In 2012 she developed a new injury report system as leader of the Women’s High Performance Team at the London Olympics. Cathy is now preparing to be lead physician for the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, both of which will be held in Canada.

While enrolled in Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Physical Education program, Cathy was a member of the varsity cross country, field hockey, track and field, and volleyball teams as well as the junior varsity basketball team. Highlights of Cathy’s athletic career include four AUAA field hockey championships (1971-75), two AUAA basketball championships (1971-73) with the Tigers and a fourth place finish with the Nova Scotia field hockey Canada Games team (1973). From 1975-77, Cathy served as an assistant coach for the Tigers track and field teams while completing her masters in science at Dalhousie.

This year's induction ceremony takes place Saturday, November 1 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.