Four UWindsor graduates will be inducted into the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame this Sunday, October 2—Lancer athletes Jodi Beaugrand, Andy Buckstein and Jennifer (Graham) Schutz, and builder Richard Peddie. Sports broadcaster Joe Bowen will receive an award recognizing achievement outside the University.
The ceremonies and reception will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, and all are welcome. Besides the individuals above, Sunday's event will recognize the 1975 Lancer men’s football team. Read more about this award in Thursday's DailyNews.
Jodi Beaugrand (1993) played four seasons on the Lancer women’s volleyball team. In each of those years, she was named the squad’s most valuable player and a division all-star. In 1997 she was received the Banner Shield as the University’s top female athlete.
|Andy Buckstein (1983) was a track speedster who competed for the Lancers from 1980 through 1983. He set 27 Lancer track records and won provincial gold medals in the 600m, 400m, 200m and 100m, and received the 1983 DeMarco Award for high academic achievement.|
|Jennifer (Graham) Schutz (1995, 1997, 1998) competed on the Lancer track and cross country teams, winning six national titles, the most by one athlete in school history. She was selected five times as an all-star in track, once as an all-star in cross country, and three times as an all-Canadian.|
Richard Peddie (1970, 2001) is a long time and generous supporter of the University -- especially its athletic programs. Currently the President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Peddie founded “Full Court Press”, a fundraising initiative to support the Lancer men’s basketball program, established a bursary fund to support student athletes, and made a major gift toward the installation of artificial turf on Alumni Field.
Joe Bowen (1973) is best known as “the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs” as he has broadcast over 2,100 Leaf games. Other career highlights include the blow-by-blow broadcast of Muhammad Ali's last fight and the Trevor Berbick vs. Larry Holmes world title fight.
The reception and ceremonies are open to the public; all those interested in attending are asked to RSVP on the event Web site.