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Nursing Alumni Wins Gold in Senior Olympic Games
Anne started playing competitive tennis in 1992 at age 62 when she and her husband spent the winters in Arizona. When asked about the sport, Anne replied, "What I enjoy most about playing tennis or any sport is the fellowship, fun and fitness". She concluded by simply saying, "It keeps me young."
Although winning gold and bronze medals at the Senior Olympic Games definitely tops the chart, first place finishes are nothing new to Anne. She has competed in over seven competitions from Arizona to Medicine Hat, Alberta to Summerside, Prince Edward Island, earning first place in almost every competition.
All-around athlete? You could say so. In 2004, to make room for others who wanted to go to Nationals, Anne shifted from Tennis to compete in Track and Field. After brief lessons in sprinting, discus throw, shot put and javelin throw, she competed in five events in Whitehorse, Yukon in 2004 and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 2006, winning gold medals in all categories. It doesn't stop there. In the Tennis and Track and Field Masters Games in 2008 in Regina, Anne placed second in the 100 metre sprint, second in javelin and third in shot put.
Congratulations Anne! As one of our many outstanding alumni, the College of Nursing is very proud of you!