EDMONTON – Representing the University of Calgary, Genevieve Morrison became the first female wrestler to win five consecutive gold medals at the CIS championships.
Morrison topped the national podium from 2007 to 2011, while also claiming Canada West gold each season. Now, the decorated university wrestler is a member of the CW Hall of Fame.
The Campbell’s Bay, Quebec, native was named as the conference's latest inductee Friday, honouring a career which saw her power the Dinos to CIS team championships in 2007 and 2009 and the Canada West team championship four times.
Morrison won back-to-back Most Outstanding Wrestler honours from both CIS and Canada West in 2010 and 2011.
Internationally, Morrison achieved significant international success, including winning gold on home soil in the 48kg weight class at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. As a student-athlete she represented Canada at the FISU World University Championships in 2010 and 2012, winning gold both times.
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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.