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Oh baby! - Women hoopsters cap winning Clan weekend

March 19, 2009

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The Clan won its fourth women’s basketball title in eight years March 8, topping a weekend of varsity championship highlights including victories in track and field, swimming and wrestling.

The Burnaby Mountain hoopsters overcame an erratic first half to topple the home-team Regina Cougars 68–62 at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships, capturing their fourth Bronze Baby trophy since joining the CIS in 2001. They also won titles in 2002, 2005 and 2007.

At the CIS awards gala, fifth-year senior Courtney Gerwing won SFU’s first Sylvia Sweeney award for excellence in basketball, academics and community involvement, and Robyn Buna and Laurelle Weigl were each named second-team CIS All-Canadians.

In track, Helen Crofts won the 800m at the NAIA indoor track and field championships March 7 in Johnson City, Tenn. Crofts, Jessica Smith, Heather Mancell and Breanna Carter also won the distance medley. The women finished the tournament fourth overall.

WrestlingIn swimming, Vicky Sui set three records and won four titles at the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships in Saint Peters, Mo. Sui re-wrote the books in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle races, while winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, and titles with the 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relay teams. The women finished third overall, while the men finished fifth, led by David Hibberd’s sole gold medal in the 200-yard individual medley.

In wrestling, Arjan Bhullar became the first SFU wrestler ever to win both an NAIA and CIS National Championship in the same season, taking the 285-pound title at the 2009 NAIA National Championships March 8 in Oklahoma City. He also won gold (130kg) Feb. 28 at the CIS championships in Calgary.

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