2008-03-20

    
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March 20, 2008
  Double threat rocks CIS this seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

Six foot four, 285 lbs Mark Dewit was a monster on the mat and on the field this past year.

Dewit, a fourth-year student at the Haskayne School of Business, pulled double-duty this past season as an offensive lineman for the Dinos football team during the fall semester and a wrestler during the winter. He's been playing both sports at a high level since high school.

March 20, 2008
  Sportspinions: The real meaning of win and you're inPDF files may take a moment to load

Upsets ruled CIS basketball this year. In evidence of this, CIS men's basketball national championship went to the Brock University Badgers this past weekend. Brock was a good team and played well to beat the Acadia University Axemen in the finals. Here's the rub: both teams in the championship finals for this nation's most prestigious university basketball award lost previously in the CIS playoffs.

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: women's basketballPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: The lady Dinosaurs team led the country in scoring this season, averaging 83.2 points per game. Offensively, the team destroyed their competition with three shooters-Ashley Hill, Whitney Haswell and Courtney Coyle-making the top 10 in scoring. That said, both Hill and Coyle were hot and cold players, great when they were on their game, but, at best, inconsistent. Two others, Michelle Willson and Jane Meadwell also made it in the top-25.

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: women's hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: The Dinos excelled all season long at the defence, stickwork and forechecking aspects of their game, creating one of the most frustrating teams in the league to play against, as opposing players were often thrown off their game. Overall team speed and the ability to score goals were two major traits that were lacking for most of the season, but they can be forgiven considering the youth of the players.

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: men's trackPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: The Dinos track and field team has seen a few talented performers go all out this year. The mercurial Sam Effah led the way, with his four gold medals at the CIS championships adding physical substance to the titles of male track athlete of the year and CIS MVP, which he also won. Trent Ratzlaff placed strong this season, along with the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 metre relay team members who dominated all year.

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: women's volleyballPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: The team boasted a strong roster this year with captain Julie Young leading the pack after returning from injury early in the season. Lauren Perry and Holly Harper also contributed to the team's strong showing, going into the double-digits for kills. With a mostly-unchanged roster for next season, the team can continue to build on their already-developed skills.

Effort: The team was toted as variable comeback kids during the playoffs, striking back against UBC before taking their defeat at the hands of the

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: men's volleyballPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: Outside hitter Omar Langford was perhaps the most notable offensive talent on the Dinos court this season, registering a whopping 248 kills in the regular season. Oleg Podporin and Scott Price had strong enough service games, but this is an area the Dinos will have to improve on overall to enjoy continued success. Defensively, the Dinos still have some work to do, but with up-and-comers like A.J.

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: wrestlingPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: The Dinos wrestlesaurs had strong athletes on the men's and women's side this year. Mark Dewit impressed CIS and his coaches by playing with intelligent skill and using unconventional means to turn his opponents down. His efforts resulted in a gold at CIS finals. Gen Haley and Justine Bouchard also did the team proud, outwrestling the majority of their opponents. The team was at a disadvantage going into finals, as they didn't have entries for all weight classes.

March 20, 2008
  Dinos Report Card: women's trackPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent: The team was composed of essentially the same members as last year, with the notable absence of Jessica Zelinka, who scored half of the Dinos' points in last year's team standings. However, the Dinos women had at least one competitor seeded in the top-five at CIS competition in every track event except the 60 metre hurdles and the 60 metre sprint.

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