EDMONTON – Sarah Crooks may be the greatest scorer in Canada West women’s basketball history, but during her five years playing forward for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, she could shut down the opposition too.
The multifaceted star entered the Canada West Hall of Fame Friday, as the march to 100 inductees continued for CW, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its first conference championship.
A two-time CIS and Canada West Player of the Year, Crooks sits atop the Canada West all-time scoring list with 1,999 regular season points and was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2006. In addition to points, Crooks remains Canada West women’s basketball all-time leader in rebounds with 1,181 and double-doubles with 65.
The native of Fife Lake, Sask., piled up plenty of accolades as a student-athlete of the U of S, including four straight All-Canadian team selections. She was named the Huskies Female Athlete of the Year for 2005-06, when she led Saskatchewan to the program’s first conference championship.
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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.