Athletics & Recreation
Men's & Women's Curling (League)
Saint Mary's University has a long history of academic and athletic excellence. The Saint Mary's University Curling Club was formed for the first time in the Fall of 2007 for the purpose of participating in the National Championships. In 2008, Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the Canadian Curling Association joined forces to sponsor a national championship to determine a team to represent Canada in the World University games.
In past years, the Saint Mary's teams have done very well at Nationals; the women have qualified for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 nationals. The women also won the silver in 2009 and 2010 and a bronze in 2011.The men's team have qualified for the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 nationals and made the playoffs in 2009 and 2011.
SMU Curling also have coaches that coached in Nova Scotia Provincial Championship, Canadian National Championship and International/World Championships who hold a level 3 coaching from the CCA.
Teams are made up of athletes that have represented their province at a provincial, national or international level.
Students participating in Curling are able to balance academics and athletics. Curling is a recognized Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
From left to right: Sara Spafford, Amanda Colter, Mackenzie Proctor, Laura Kennedy, Coach Bill Fletcher
Bill Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Further information on the University Curling Championships can be obtained at: http://www.cisport.ca/e/championships/curling/2008/index.cfm