Sports and Recreation
Event: University Open National Cheerleading Championships
Student: Ashley Hiscock
Organization: MUN Cheerleading
Event Date: December 2, 2006
The MUN Cheerleading team traveled to Brampton, Ontario to participate in the University and Open National Cheerleading Championships on December 2, 2006. The team competed in the collegiate All-Girl division and won, beating out teams from McGill, Brock, and the University of Alberta . The team was absolutely thrilled as this is the second year in a row that they have emerged as the national championships. MUN Cheerleading will continue to work hard in the New Year for an upcoming competition in March. The team is coached by Angela Burke and Kerry Harte, two dedicated people who are the glue of the team and facilitators to our success!
Event: Elevation Madness High School Boys Basketball Tournament
Organization: Memorial Men’s Basketball
Event Date: November 30 – December 3, 2006
Memorial hosted twenty-six high
school boys teams from across the province in our 7th annual
tournament, which resulted in 68 games being played over four days
at various facilities in and around St. John's.
Games were coordinated by members of the Men's basketball program, as well as family and friends of the Sea~Hawks program.
Eventual champions were St. Catherines Eagles in the Tier One bracket, and Tricentia Timberwolves in the Tier Two bracket.
Hundreds of visitors came to the St. John's campus to take in the action - with over 500 people attending the Tier One Semi Finals on the Saturday night.
It was a great event for all involved.
Thank you once again for your support of the initiative!
Event: Irish Tour
Student: Douglas Partridge
Organization: Women’s Varsity Basketball
Event Date: September 24 – October 1, 2006
Memorial’s Women’s Varsity Basketball team traveled to Waterford where they practiced at a local school for 4 days, as well as sitting in on some local practices and exposing people to Memorial University . In between training sessions their connections in Waterford arranged for the athletes to attend a visit to the Waterford Crystal factory as well as a visit to the museum of treasures, where the guide paid special attention to the connections between Newfoundland and Waterford . There was also time for visits to Cork, Blarney (including kissing the stone) and Kilkenny. On the last night in Waterford they played the local super league team, the Waterford Wildcats, hitting two free throws in the last minute to defeat the Wildcats 70-68. The trip concluded with a day in Dublin to see the sights. The athletes truly appreciated the support which helped make possible this trip and the memories, education and exposure it helped to create for both them and the University.
Event: Maharajh All-Star Challenge
Organization: Memorial Men's Basketball
Date: April 8, 2006
The top 13 high school boys basketball players from across Newfoundland competed against the Memorial Sea~Hawks Men's Basketball team in a friendly game to raise funds for the Children's Wish Foundation. This is done in the name of Matthew Maharajh, a Memorial Student, honorary game coach and cancer survivor - who loves the game of basketball, and wanted a way to be able to give back to the charity that helped him through his chemotherapy.
Event: Commonwealth Games
Date: March 15-26, 2006
This was like a slightly smaller and less hyped version of the Olympic Games: all the great venues, packed houses at every one, and a very complete athlete’s village with all the amenities. To be treated like celebrities, very well taken care of, and experience high level international competition is a feeling like no other. It really makes you strive to push yourself day in and day out to achieve these experiences.
Event: Power Cheerleading Athletics University National Cheerleading Championships
Organization: MUN Cheerleading Team
Student: Melissa Gaulton
Event Date: December 5, 2005
Memorial Cheerleaders had a fantastic time in Waterloo this year. They competed against Brock University and the University of Guelph to take home the banner as University All-Girl Champions! “I have never had a better feeling then I did as I watched my teammates raise that trophy” says Melissa.
The routines were 2 minutes and thirty seconds of dance, stunts and gymnastics. They came out first in their division, and as all the divisions are marked exactly the same, they would have beaten 9 other co-ed teams to be only 5 points short of second place in the small co-ed division (teams with 5 male members or less).
With the competition aside, it was a
wonderful weekend. They got to do some shopping, go out to dinner
as a team and of course celebrate their victory!
Event: Community Outreach Initiative
Organization: Sea Hawks Men's Basketball
Event Date: September 30 - October 2, 2005
Athletes and staff drove across the province to conduct free fundamental clinics for kids in different communities: Gander, Grand Falls, Twillingate and Lewisporte. They were billeted with different families in two of the four towns, participated in two intrasquad games in communities as a fundraiser for their respective school programs.