EDMONTON – After captaining the University of Victoria's first field hockey national championship team, Nancy Mollenhauer (Charlton) has entered the Canada West Hall of Fame.
Mollenhauer played at Victoria from 1980-84, and led the Vikettes to their first CIAU banner in the fall of 1984. Individually, Mollenhauer was a two-time CIAU Player of the Year (1983, 1984).
On the international stage, Mollenhauer was part of the senior national team's golden era.
Throughout the 1980s, Canada qualified for every world-class event, including the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games. Canada won multiple medals during the decade, highlighted by silver at the 1983 World Cup and bronze at the 1986 World Cup. The team also won bronze at the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, where Mollenhauer served as Canada’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies.
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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.