Former Lancer stars from track and field, football, and volleyball will join the University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony Sunday, Oct. 6.
Decathlete Jamie Adjetey-Nelson (BA 2007, B.Ed 2009), jumper Stephanie Gouin (BHK 1999), wide receiver Arjei Franklin (BHK 2005, B.Ed 2006), and men’s volleyball MVP Steve Ray (BASc 1996) will be honoured as part of Alumni Weekend celebrations.
Adjetey-Nelson was an all-star in track and field and helped lead the blue and gold to five provincial and three national championships. He received the Olympic Shield as Lancer male athlete of the year in 2009. A gold medalist in the decathlon at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he continues to hold the University of Windsor record in pentathlon.
Gouin was a four-time all-Canadian and provincial first team all-star in long jump and a member of the Lancer 4x200m relay team. She led the Lancer women to two Canadian track and field championships, earning team MVP honours in 1997 and 1998. Her 6.10m mark remains the Lancer record in the women’s long jump.
Franklin received the Olympic Shield in 2005, and still holds the Lancer records in career receiving yards and total punt returns. A two-time OUA all-star and CIS all-Canadian, he was drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and enjoyed a seven-year career in the Canadian Football League.
Ray is one of very few student-athletes to capture both the Olympic Shield and DeMarco Award, combining athletic and academic excellence. A four-time OUA all-star, he led Windsor squads to an OUA silver medal in 1995 and 1996, becoming the first Lancer ever selected to the Canadian national team.
To be inducted in the Builder/Coach category are track and field assistant coach Don Garrod (BA 1996) and the late Gary Malloy (BA 1983, B.Ed 1984), head coach of Lancer cross country.
The Sport Achievement award, recognizing contributions to sport beyond the University of Windsor campus, is being presented to major league baseball player and Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Joe Siddall (BHK 2007). The 1995-96 national champion women’s cross country team will receive the Team Achievement award.