EDMONTON – Kelsie Hendry repeatedly raised the bar as a student-athlete at the University of Saskatchewan, where she became a five-time Canada West and three-time national gold medalist in pole vault.
Hendry was announced Monday as inductee No. 95 in the Canada West Hall of Fame, as the conference continues to honour 100 years of university sport in Western Canada.
Over five seasons as a student-athlete, Hendry set both conference and national records, reaching levels that no one else could, as the Saskatoon product went undefeated in competition during her final three seasons.
With Hendry at the forefront, the Huskies women’s track team won national titles in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005, to go with Canada West championships in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Individually, Hendry won the CIS pole vault title in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and was a multi-time All-Canadian and Academic All-Canadian.
Hendry won gold in the women’s pole vault at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in both 2007 and 2008. She would go on to represent Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
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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.