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A Tradition of Excellence: the Mckinnon Years

By Tom Hawthorn

ISBN 9781550585438 (paperback), 9781550585445 (PDF)
70 pages
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This publication, in partnership between the University of Victoria Libraries and the University of Victoria of Athletics, offers a rich and comprehensive survey of the history of the University of Victoria Athletics, focusing on the years of award-winning activity in the McKinnon Gym. Named for Archie McKinnon, the McKinnon years and era of athletics were characterized by several CIAU championships, particularly in the sports of basketball, rowing, field hockey, swimming, cross country, and soccer. Lead by influential coaches such as Ken and Kathy Shields, the UVic Athletics program produced celebrated champions such as Eli Pasquale, Robbie Paris, Silken Laumann, Debbie Scott and Jon Kelly, among many others.

Subjects: Vikes  Athletics, Recreation-History, University of Victoria, Sports-History, Archie McKinnon, Coaches-Athletics

TOM HAWTHORN is an award-winning newspaper and magazine writer. He has been a columnist for the Globe & Mail, composed sports trivia questions for 30 episodes of a television quiz show, and was an archival researcher for a National Film Board sports documentary. Tom is the author of Deadlines (Harbour, 2012) and has contributed to a dozen books released by the Society for American Baseball Research. In 2014, Tom taught a course on sports journalism as the Harvey S. Southam Lecturer in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria.

UVic ATHLETICS: A Tradition of Excellence: the McKinnon Years

MESSAGE FROM JONATHAN BENGTSON, University Librarian, University of Victoria Libraries
PREFACE: CLINT HAMILTON, Director, Vikes Athletics and Recreation
FOREWORD: KEN AND KATHY SHEILDS, Former UVic Basketball Head Coaches

Chapter 1 | BASKETBALL
Chapter 3 | FIELD HOCKEY
Chapter 4 | GOLF
Chapter 5 | ROWING
Chapter 6 | RUGBY
Chapter 6 | SOCCER
Chapter 7 | SWIMMING
Chapter 8 | Walk of Excellence


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