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Once a Trojan, always a Trojan

Fifth-year volleyball veteran Samantha Carpenter reflects on time at SAIT After five years of playing for SAIT’s women’s volleyball team, Trojan player Samantha Carpenter is getting ready to start her life and graduate from the hospitality management program. Carpenter’s five years on the team had not gone exactly as she …

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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 Trojans women's hockey defenseman Madison Colbow poses for a portrait in a dressing room at SAIT in Calgary on Feb. 21, 2017. Colbow spent three years playing for the Southern Range Goldwings in her midget hockey career. During the 2013-2014 season, her team finished first in their conference and went on to win the Esso Cup in 2014. During an interview at the Esso Cup, Colbow said she was, "living the dream." Upon arrival back to Sask., she had the quote tattooed on her right rib. (Photo by Madison Casavant /SAIT)

Trojans women’s hockey ends season with silver medal

Second-year defencewoman Madison Colbow talks playoffs After starting the year with one win and nine losses, the Trojans women’s hockey team turned their season around and managed to finish second in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) league. Their final game, the championship game, was lost when the MacEwan Griffins …

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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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Cora Sutton, fifth year Trojans women's hockey player, poses for a photo in her dressing room at SAIT on March 7, 2017. Sutton was recently named to the ACAC Second All Conference Team for the fourth consecutive year. (Photo by Madison Casavant /SAIT)

Trojans student-athlete feels at home on SAIT ice

Balancing an education and social life is hard enough for the average college student without adding a sport to the mix. But for many student athletes the benefits of being on a team are worth the sleepless nights. Cora Sutton, captain of the SAIT Trojans hockey team, started her journey …

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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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Indoor track recap

The SAIT Trojan’s indoor track and cross-country teams are done for the season, and after a successful indoor track championship in Lethbridge, the preparation for next year is about to begin. “We had a really good team this year,” said co-head coach Ryan Edgar. “Good training sessions and good participation …

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Megan Brennan poses for a portrait in the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Brennan is graduating from the radio, television and broadcast program in April, and just finished her fifth and final year playing for the Trojans women's volleyball team. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

A career to remember

Megan Brennan says goodbye to her Trojans family after five years Megan Brennan has spent her time at SAIT busy with breaking records and cementing her name in the history books. After a five-year career with the Trojans women’s volleyball team, she’ll now embark on a new journey and write …

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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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SAIT Trojans women's hockey head coach Terry Larson talks game plan to his players. Larson has coached 200 ACAC games.
Photos by Andrew Crossest

A night to remember

Trojans victory highlighted by two memorable achievements One milestone is great, two in one game is even better. Add in a victory, and it’s a night filled with celebrations.  On Feb. 12, the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team celebrated head coach Terry Larson’s 200th Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) game. …

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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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February 12, 2017 === Indoor Track === SAIT hosts indoor track at the Repsol Centre.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Running like the wind

Trojans indoor track star looks to replicate cross-country success Ricki Doyle was born and raised on a farm in Ernfold, Sask., a town with a population of 35.  She was the youngest of three daughters and running has always been a part of her life.  “I started running when I …

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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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Leading by example

Trojans talk the importance and responsibility of being a captain The role of a captain on any sports team is more complex than just being the best player on the team. “The captain needs to have a connection with the rest of the players,” said Sean McKay, head coach of …

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Show them the money

Court case of CHL class action lawsuit underway in Calgary On Feb. 7, Calgary Justice Robert Hall ruled that more than 7,000 pages of the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) financial records would be unsealed. “The defendants are making use of the documents so it would be entirely unfair not to …

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Ambrose University Lions guard Katie Nutini shoots the ball in women's basketball action pitting the SAIT Trojans against Ambrose University Lions at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Trojans claimed victory over the Lions, with a final score of 73-45. (Photo by Parker Crook/SAIT)

Trojans end dry spell

Team hopes to build on success for nationals The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team took on Ambrose University Lions on Feb. 3, ending in a landslide victory for the Trojans. The end-of-game horn blew as fans celebrated the Trojans 73-45 win over the Lions, which brought an end to the …

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