EDMONTON – Derek Ballendine is headed to the Canada West Hall of Fame.
The former Calgary Dinos men's soccer player was announced as the latest inductee into the conference Hall of Fame on Friday, as the first week of inductions came to a close.
The CW Hall of Fame was created earlier this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Western Canadian university sport championship, which was awarded in men's hockey in February of 1920.
Ballendine played for the Dinos from1983 to 1987 and was a four-time conference all-star (1984-87). He holds the distinction of being the lone Dinos men's soccer player to have achieved First Team All-Canadian status (1987).
Hall of Fame inductions, which will span throughout the entirety of the 2019-20 Canada West season, will resume Tuesday, September 3.
To read Ballendine's complete Hall of Fame biography, click here.
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.