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First-year coach exceeds expectations

McKay focused on building volleyball program and empowering athletes Trojans men’s volleyball coach Sean McKay has won south division coach of the year. One of McKay’s most unique and recognizable characteristics is his young age. “It’s really interesting to try and balance a professional relationship with something where I’m not …

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Alex Howells can go the distance

Runner breaks SAIT speed records Alex Howells dominated at the indoor track championship last month, earning three gold and one bronze to contribute to the team’s collective 11-medal win. On top of the multiple wins, Howells broke the Trojans’ record for the fastest time ran in a 3,000-metre race by …

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SAIT Trojan's shooting guard Alexa Tan poses for environmental portraits in the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Tan is a Calgary native and graduated from St. Mary's High School. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)

Alexa Tan earns rookie of the year

Women end season on a positive note Alexa Tan has been named women’s basketball Rookie of the Year by the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). “I just worked really hard, I guess. I didn’t do anything specific, I just tried my best,” said Tan. On top of winning Rookie of …

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Trojans find success playing by the books

The Trojans Men’s basketball team had major success last weekend, winning the first gold medal for SAIT basketball since the year 2000. The game ended with an 85-65 score for the Trojans over the Lethbridge Huskies, a team that closely rivals SAIT’s basketball statistics this year. John Smith Jr., is …

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Kyra Page is one of SAIT's personal trainers  poses for a photo for the Weal newspaper, in Calgary in the SAIT fitness centre on Feb. 2, 2017. Page used to work as a counsellor before becoming a personal trainer.(Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)

Self-healing for the mind, body and soul

Kyra Page is a personal trainer at SAIT who has first-hand experience in healing her own body through movement. Burpees are her saving grace. “Whenever I’m feeling down, I do burpees. I’m writing a book about burpees right now, actually. They are the number one pick-me-up during the day,” Page …

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Stepping up to the plate

Trojans softball player not held back by blindness Sheelsa Steed has been blind in her eye since birth, and can remember when she first communicated to her parents that she saw things differently. “I can see movement and colour in my eye, but that’s about it. I’m considered legally blind,” …

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SAIT Trojans photographer Andrew Crossett poses for a portrait in the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, March 3, 2017. Crossett is a SAIT graduate as well as a past photo editor at the Weal.

Through the looking lens

Trojans photographer had long journey to becoming sports photographer For the past six years, Andrew Crossett has taken photos of all the league sports that the SAIT Trojans has to offer. He is regularly found at Trojans home games, snapping shots of the athletes in their element. With the phenomenal …

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The SAIT Trojans men's volleyball team take on the Red Deer College Kings in their season opener in the SAIT gym.
Photo by Andrew Crossett

Going for the kill

February Trojan of the Month: Trent Mounter For his sophomore season, Trent Mounter was sure to put the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) on notice with his attaking play. The 21-year-old business student from Perth, Australia had an excellent scoring record this season playing for the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball …

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Set up across the globe

Two-year Trojan has travelled the world for volleyball International student and men’s volleyball player Tyler Latu’ila has played volleyball across the globe for most of his life. A current student athlete enrolled in business administration, Latu’ila first started playing volleyball at Penrose high school, in his hometown of Auckland, New …

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SAIT Trojans women's hockey player Kali Jamieson relaxes before practice at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

The comeback kid

Trojan not held back by rare arthritis Kali Jamieson has Rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that causes inflammation, swelling and pain in small joints. This will be her first interrupted season in two years. Rheumatoid arthritis is a rare condition for people under the age of thirty to develop. “My will …

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