EDMONTON – One of the greatest women's soccer players in conference history took her spot in the Canada West Hall of Fame Wednesday, as former Calgary Dino Stephanie Gawlinski (O'Neill) was inducted.
Gawlinski did it all while a Dino, as the Calgary native was a four-time conference all-star, CW Women's Soccer Player of the Year, and national tournament MVP.
Along with her individual accolades, Gawlinski enjoyed a single season like no other in 1998. The striker started her final year of university soccer suiting up for the Canadian women's national team, winning gold at the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship. She followed that up with an improbable run to the national title, as the Dinos defeated the host Victoria Vikes 3-2 to claim CIAU gold.
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ABOUT THE CANADA WEST HALL OF FAME
For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life.
To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season.