Dalhousie University announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

2017 Inductees David Fry (accepted by Alex Young), Adrienne Power and Al Scott
2017 Inductees David Fry (accepted by Alex Young), Adrienne Power and Al Scott

(Halifax, N.S.) Former Tigers women’s track and field star Adrienne Power, men’s volleyball coach Al Scott and swim coach David Fry were inducted to the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the seventh induction ceremony.

Presented by Morneau Shepell, the ceremony took place at the Westin Nova Scotian, in conjunction with the Tigers annual gala and auction with Ken Reid from Rogers Sportsnet leading the festivities as the event emcee.

A sold-out crowd spent the evening bidding generously on silent and live auction items, helping the Tigers generate valuable funds for our teams. Following a delicious three-course dinner, Sportsnet Central's Ken Reid regaled the crowd with the accomplishments of this year’s class of inductees and Sandy Young Award winner.

The 2017 Sport Hall of Fame inductees include:

Adrienne Power
A member of the Dalhousie women’s track and field team (2000-2005), Adrienne is the most highly-decorated athlete in Dalhousie Tigers history. She won six gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the CIS championships in her five-year career. A three-time CIS first team all-Canadian, she was named the CIS athlete of the year and in 2005 and was a two-time AUS athlete of the year. Adrienne was also a five-time AUS all-star and accumulated 21 gold medals at AUS championships during her career, earning AUS track MVP honours thrice. The CIS 300m record she set in 2005 still stands today. She still holds five Dalhousie and three AUS records. Adrienne went on to represent Canada in Olympic, Pan American and Commonwealth games. More
Al Scott
The winningest coach in Dalhousie history, Al earned 19 AUAA/AUS championship titles in his 20 years as head coach of the men’s volleyball team. A 12-time conference coach of the year, Al has a regular season win percentage of 94.44% and was selected as the CIAU/CIS coach of the year at the end of the 1988-89 season. A five-time Dalhousie coach of the year, Al led the Tigers to one silver (1997) and three bronze (1989, 1994 and 1995) medal finishes at the national championship.More
David Fry
In David’s 16 years as head coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams, he led the Tigers to a nearly unblemished AUAA/AUS championship record, amassing 30 of 32 possible conference titles. During his tenure, David’s swimmers earned 20 medals at the national championships. A 10-time AUAA/AUS women’s and men’s coach of the year, David was named the CIS women’s coach of the year in 2003 and earned the same honour for the men’s team in 2007. More

 

 The Dalhousie A. J. Sandy Young Award was presented during the event. The award honours an individual for their outstanding contribution to sport in Nova Scotia. It was conceived by the late Dr. Sandy Young, a professor of sport history in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie. This year’s recipient is Dr. John McCabe.

A long-time professor in Dalhousie’s School of Health and Human Performance, John McCabe has played a large role in the development of student-athletes since coming to Dalhousie. In addition to teaching, John has advised countless student-athletes as well as working with many Tiger teams as a mental skills coach. An avid Tigers supporter, John served on many committees and has always been a fixture in the stands. More

 

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About Ken Reid

You can catch Ken alongside co-anchor Evanka Osmak weeknights on the Prime Time Edition of Sportsnet Central. Ken can also be heard frequently on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.  He is the author of the national best seller “Hockey Card Stories”.  His second book, “One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL’s One-Game Wonders”, will hit book shelves in October 2016. Ken has covered just about everything during his almost 20 years in television, from the Olympics to the Stanley Cup Final, Grey Cups and the Super Bowl. He started his broadcasting career at Access Cable in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, followed by stops in Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton and finally Toronto. Ken is a proud native of Pictou, Nova Scotia.

About the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame

The Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame is designed to recognize individuals and teams who have achieved excellence while representing Dalhousie University in athletic competition. The first induction ceremony took place in October of 2004 and continued as a biannual event until 2015 when it became a part of the Tigers annual Dinner & Auction.

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The wall of fame display at Dalplex showcases inductees and is a wonderful testament to the top quality athletes, teams and builders who have been inducted to our Sport Hall of Fame. The wall of fame is located inside the Dalplex fieldhouse on the way to the Tigers home court.