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 Recipient(s)
2016-17  Austin Cole  
2015-16 Nathan Filipek  
2014-15 Matt Van Mulligen  
2013-14 Stephen McPhee
2012-13 Ben Williams
2011-12 Stephen McPhee
2010-11 Jaden Ostapowich
2009-10 Jaden Ostapowich
2008-09 Darren McDonald
2007-08 Marcus Cunningham
2006-07 Eric Leydon
2005-06 Matt Doherty
2004-05 Neville Wright
2003-04 Rob Fisher
2002-03 Grant Chapman
2001-02 Grant Chapman
2000-01 Murray Heber
1999-00 Murray Heber Grant Chapman
1998-99 Murray Heber
1997-98 Kevin Olson
1996-97 Kevin Olson
1995-96 Rohan Neil
1994-95 Darcy Molstad
1993-94 Ran Huget
1992-93 Rob Swartz
1991-92 Rob Swartz
1990-91 Oral Ogilvie
1989-90 Jason Chamney
1988-89 Jason Chamney
1987-88 Jason Chamney
1986-87 Angus McDonald
1985-86 Danny Lanovaz
1984-85 Brian Monaghan
1983-84 Danny Lanovaz
1982-83 David Alton Vlad Dzavik
1981-82 Ian Newhouse
1980-81 Ian Newhouse
1979-80 Brian McFadden
1978-79 Gerry Swan
1977-78 Dan Biocchi
1976-77 Simon Brane Gerry Swan
1975-76 Darrell Menard
1974-75 Damien Gynane

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 Recipient(s)
2016-17  Nicole Soderberg  
2015-16 Ashley Whiteman  
2014-15 Leah Walkeden  
2013-14 Courtney Wilkes
2012-13 Katrina Martin
2011-12 Lindsey Bergevin Kathryn McCaffrey
2010-11 Amanda Schneck
2009-10 Amanda Schneck
2008-09 Lindsey Bergevin
2007-08 Jenilee Way
2006-07 Janelle Khan
2005-06 Carrah Bouma
2004-05 Jenilee Way
2003-04 Elaine Hua
2002-03 Lindsay McMaster
2001-02 Laurel Sharun
2000-01 Jenny Danilowich
1999-00 Sintra Lewis
1998-99 Sintra Lewis
1997-98 Jennifer Koelbl
1996-97 Pamela Posein
1995-96 Esther Medema
1994-95 Esther Medema
1993-94 Esther Medema
1992-93 Rosemary Ball
1991-92 Tara Parker
1990-91 Jane Cox
1989-90 Carmelle Hunka
1988-89 Carmelle Hunka
1987-88
1986-87 Noella Lee Pong
1985-86 Nancy Gillis
1984-85 Mary Burzminski
1983-84 Carmelle Hunka
1982-83 Nancy Gillis Mary Burzminski
1981-82 Jane Felling
1980-81 Janet Shulha
1979-80 Margaret Howe
1978-79 Sue Bell
1977-78 Becky Sjare Margo Howe
1976-77 Sue Farley
1975-76 Sue Farley
1974-75 Debbie Ryan

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 Recipient(s)
2016-17  Paige Ridout  
2015-16 Paige Ridout  
2014-15 Nathan Filipek  
2013-14 Nathan Filipek
2012-13 Courtney Wilkes
2011-12 Smith Wright
2010-11 Stephen McPhee
2009-10 Lindsey Bergevin
2008-09 Amanda Schneck
2007-08 Matt Doherty
2006-07 Matt Doherty
2005-06 Matt Doherty
2004-05 Jenilee Way
2003-04 Jamie Johnson
2002-03 Jesse Smith
2001-02 Darren Peters
2000-01 Murray Heber
1999-00 Grant Chapman Murray Heber
1998-99 Jason Woycheshyn
1997-98 Murray Heber
1996-97 John Kistenkas
1995-96 Ran Huget
1994-95 Cory Choma
1993-94 Ran Huget
1992-93 Jonathan Moyle
1991-92 Oral O'Gilvie
1990-91 Oral O'Gilvie
1989-90 Jane Cox
1988-89 Jane Cox
1987-88
1986-87 Nancy Gillis
1985-86 Danny Lanovaz