Two-sport star Maxwell honoured

Two-sport star Maxwell honoured

Former Volleyball Canada president starred for Calgary in both volleyball, and basketball

EDMONTON - A two-sport star at the University of Calgary during the 1960s, Theresa Maxwell has entered the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Maxwell's induction was announced Friday, as her outstanding performances in volleyball and basketball were acknowledged by the conference.

Twice the University of Calgary's Female Athlete of the Year (1964, 1966), Maxwell captained the Dinosaur women's basketball team to the first women's title in school history, 1966 Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WCIAA) championship.

Internationally, Maxwell competed for both the Canadian women's national basketball and volleyball squads, including in 1972 at the NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) Championships in Mexico City.

Maxwell later went on to coach both the Calgary women's basketball and volleyball teams, and served as an Associate Professor in Calgary's Faculty of Kinesiology.

She continued to give back to sport following her coaching career, serving as Alberta Volleyball Association president for more than a decade, and then from 1990-94 Maxwell served as president of Volleyball Canada.

To learn 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. 


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.

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