President's Report 2007

Sea-Hawks win medal at national championships

Memorial captured its first national basketball medal last March before a jam-packed crowd in the Field House on the St. John’s campus.

The Sea-Hawks proudly took bronze at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s basketball championships with a 75-60 victory over one of its closest rivals, the Dalhousie Tigers. The victory came just one week after the Sea-Hawks claimed the Atlantic title in Halifax.

Memorial hosted the national event which brought teams from all over Canada to the capital city. Thousands of fans – including alumni and former players – took in games at the Field House in St. John’s.

“Our goal coming in was to get a medal, so it’s good to be able to achieve that. We were hoping for another colour, but we’ll definitely take the bronze,” said Memorial head coach Doug Partridge.

Memorial entered the championship games with a 67-57 victory over York University, but lost 79-60 to Alberta during the semi-finals.

“It’s all about history, it’s important for our program, for the province,” said Mr. Partridge. “Winning the bronze medal is something the girls will really appreciate when they look back.” Simon Fraser won the CIS championships with a 72-68 win over the No. 2-ranked Alberta Pandas.