EDMONTON – From 1992 to 1995, the University of Winnipeg’s women’s basketball team went on a remarkable run, winning three consecutive national titles while going on an unparalleled winning streak.
Under the direction of coach Tom Kendall, Winnipeg won 88 consecutive games, which stands as the longest streak in Canadian university basketball history.
Winnipeg went well over two calendar years without a loss, with the team’s streak beginning Oct. 24, 1992 and stretching until Dec. 2, 1994.
At the 1993 CIAU national tournament, Winnipeg defeated Victoria in the gold medal game to win the first national title in program history. The Wesmen then defeated Toronto in the 1994 national final, before capping off their run with a win over Manitoba in 1995 for CIAU gold.
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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.