Over 141,000 people have received degrees, diplomas and certificates from the University of Saskatchewan, and a number of alumni have known the thrill of competing at the Olympics and Paralympics.

Lyndon Rush and Ken Kotyk
Lyndon Rush and Ken Kotyk, both former Huskies, have taken their athletic ability to a new sport – bobsleigh. Kotyk has already had the thrill of competing at the Olympics, and Rush will compete in the Olympics this year in Vancouver. Read more

Jack Poole
Jack Poole (1933-2009), as chairman of the Vancouver 2010 Board of Directors, was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to Canada. Although he lost his battle with cancer before the Games began, the result of his hard work is recognized by Canadians across the country, and by the University of Saskatchewan. In an interview conducted in 2008, Poole shared his thoughts about his involvement with the 2010 Olympics. Read more

Kelsie Hendy
Record-breaking track star Kelsie Hendry capitalized on her success as a member of the Huskies track and field team. She travelled to Beijing in 2008 to compete in the Olympics in the pole vault, and has her sights set on London in 2012. Read more

Collette Bourgonje
Collette Bourgonje is a Paralympic veteran, having competed four times and coming away with four medals. She was the Canadian flag-bearer twice (in 1998 and again in 2006) and belongs to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Read more

Amy Alsop and Mike Bacon
While some people allow themselves to get sidetracked by life’s challenges, Amy Alsop and Mike Bacon did not let anything slow them down. As a result of their tenacity, both athletes reached the podium at the Paralympics. Read more

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