Dinos trailblazer Truscott inducted

Dinos trailblazer Truscott inducted

Calgary women's soccer player was program's first standout

EDMONTON – A key figure in the Calgary Dinos women's soccer program's progression into Canada West championship contender, Kathy Truscott is the latest CW Hall of Fame inductee.

The soccer standout was inducted Wednesday, as her outstanding varsity career was acknowledged by the conference as the celebration of 100 years of university sport in Western Canada continues.

Truscott was a trailblazer for the Dinos women's soccer program, achieving several key firsts for the program.

She was part of the first Calgary women’s soccer team that competed in Canada West (1987), became the first Dinos female soccer player to earn CIAU All-Canadian honours (1991), and was the first female soccer player named the Dinos Female Athlete of the Year (1992).

To read more about her Hall of Fame career, click here.


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. 

VISIT: CanadaWestHallofFame.org

About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.