Track & Field

Outstanding Contribution Trophy
(Golden Bears Track & Field MVP)

Donated by the 1974 U of A Track & Field team in appreciation of the efforts of Brian McCalder, who coached the team between 1970 and 1974.

Year

Name

Year

Name

1974-75

Damien Gynane

1997-98

Kevin Olson

1975-76

Darrell Menard

1998-99

Murray Heber

1976-77

Simon Brane/Gerry Swan

1999-00

Murray Heber/Grant Chapman

1977-78

Dan Biocchi

2000-01

Murray Heber

1978-79

Gerry Swan

2001-02

Grant Chapman

1979-80

Brian McFadden

2002-03

Grant Chapman

1980-81

Ian Newhouse

2003-04

Rob Fisher

1981-82

Ian Newhouse

2004-05

Neville Wright

1982-83

David Alton/Vlad Dzavik

2005-06

Matt Doherty

1983-84

Danny Lanovaz

2006-07

Eric Leydon

1984-85

Brian Monaghan

2007-08

Marcus Cunningham

1985-86

Danny Lanovaz

2008-09

Darren McDonald

1986-87

Angus McDonald

2009-10

Jaden Ostapowich

1987-88

Jason Chamney

2010-11

Jaden Ostapowich

1988-89

Jason Chamney

2011-12

Stephen McPhee

1989-90

Jason Chamney

2012-13

Ben Williams

1990-91

Oral Ogilvie

2013-14

Stephen McPhee

1991-92

Rob Swartz

2014-15

Matt Van Mulligen

1992-93

Rob Swartz

2015-16

Nathan Filipek

1993-94

Ran Huget

2016-17

Austin Cole

1994-95

Darcy Molstad

2017-18

Austin Cole

1995-96

Rohan Neil

2018-19

Austin Cole

1996-97

Kevin Olson

2019-20

Brendan Calef

Lies Vanderstam Trophy
(Pandas Track & Field MVP)

Lies Vanderstam was an active Alberta track and field athlete who previously competed for the Dutch at the 1936 Olympics. Vanderstam subsequently came to Canada, where she lived in Calgary. She continued to be very involved in track and field, and was even scheduled to be an Olympic official, but passed away before the event. Vanderstam’s daughter, Liz McBlain, was a prominent University of Alberta athlete who was inducted to the Wall of Fame on April 9, 1999, and donated the trophy the Pandas MVP trophy that honours her Mother’s memory.

Year

Name

Year

Name

1974-75

Debbie Ryan

1997-98

Jennifer Koelbl

1975-76

Sue Farley

1998-99

Sintra Lewis

1976-77

Sue Farley

1999-00

Sintra Lewis

1977-78

Becky Sjare/Margo Howe

2000-01

Jenny Danilowich

1978-79

Sue Bell

2001-02

Laurel Sharun

1979-80

Margaret Howe

2002-03

Lindsay McMaster

1980-81

Janet Shulha

2003-04

Elaine Hua

1981-82

Jane Felling

2004-05

Jenilee Way

1982-83

Nancy Gillis/Mary Burzminski

2005-06

Carrah Bouma

1983-84

Carmelle Hunka

2006-07

Janelle Khan

1984-85

Mary Burzminski

2007-08

Jenilee Way

1985-86

Nancy Gillis

2008-09

Lindsey Bergevin

1986-87

Noella Lee Pong

2009-10

Amanda Schneck

1987-88

 

2010-11

Amanda Schneck

1988-89

Carmelle Hunka

2011-12

Lindsey Bergevin/Kathryn McCaffrey

1989-90

Carmelle Hunka

2012-13

Katrina Martin

1990-91

Jane Cox

2013-14

Courtney Wilkes

1991-92

Tara Parker

2014-15

Leah Walkeden

1992-93

Rosemary Ball

2015-16

Ashley Whiteman

1993-94

Esther Medema

2016-17

Nicole Soderberg

1994-95

Esther Medema

2017-18

Cassandra Grenke

1995-96

Esther Medema

2018-19

Meghan Lim

1996-97

Pamela Posein

2019-20

Olivia Cooper


Gabor Simonyi Trophy
(Pandas/Golden Bears T&F Field Events Outstanding Contributor)

Born and raised in Hungary, Simonyi excelled in athletics, especially as a jumper, from a young age. He emigrated to the UK and eventually Iceland, heading up the National Team at each stop before moving to Canada, where he became a high school teacher and athletic coach in North Battleford, SK. He was named Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coach in the summer of 1975 and held the position for nine years, retiring after the 1983-84 season. Soon after retirement he donated the Field Events trophy while remaining involved in the local athletic community. He retired to B.C., where he passed away early in the new millennium.

Year

Name

Year

Name

1985-86

Danny Lanovaz

2003-04

Jamie Johnson

1986-87

Nancy Gillis

2004-05

Jenilee Way

1987-88

no team

2005-06

Matt Doherty

1988-89

Jane Cox

2006-07

Matt Doherty

1989-90

Jane Cox

2007-08

Matt Doherty

1990-91

Oral O’Gilvie

2008-09

Amanda Schneck

1991-92

Oral O’Gilvie

2009-10

Lindsey Bergevin

1992-93

Jonathan Moyle

2010-11

Stephen McPhee

1993-94

Ran Huget

2011-12

Smith Wright

1994-95

Cory Choma

2012-13

Courtney Wilkes

1995-96

Ran Huget

2013-14

Nathan Filipek

1996-97

John Kistenkas

2014-15

Nathan Filipek

1997-98

Murray Heber

2015-16

Paige Ridout

1998-99

Jason Woycheshyn

2016-17

Paige Ridout

1999-00

Grant Chapman/Murray Heber

2017-18

Spencer Allen

2000-01

Murray Heber

2018-19

Spencer Allen

2001-02

Darren Peters

2019-20

Rachel Hyink

2002-03

Jesse Smith