Keeping busy with Crossett

Andrew Crossett is a busy man: with 12 Trojans Athletic teams and dozens of games each season, he works to capture each home game through his camera lens. Crossett, a current SAIT student and alumnus, will complete his fifth season a as photographer for the SAIT Trojans this spring. He …

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Life after SAIT

After a long career with the SAIT Trojans, Ken Babey is reaching for new heights after leaving a record legacy in the world of post-secondary hockey. In June 2014, Babey concluded his 27-year career with the SAIT Trojans athletics and recreation department. In his years of service to the department, …

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SAIT Runner inspired by the sport

Some athletes derive strength from their chosen sport – for one of the SAIT Trojans, running has become a source of inspiration. Second-year new media production and design student (NMPD) Becca Gould, began running competitively  in 2007 with the University of Calgary Athletics club (UCAC). The club has youth specific …

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Trojan of the month: An inside look into Jon Isaac

Jon Isaac, opposite player for the men’s volleyball team, took a winding road to end up playing for the Trojans this year. Isaac, who is 22 years old, is an international student hailing from Nassau, Bahamas. Growing up in an athletic household, Isaac became familiar with a lifestyle that involved …

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Trojans department partners with Pride Day

Trojans Athletics has announced it will be taking part in the SAITSA–hosted Pride Awareness Day events across campus to show support for equality and acceptance. Feb. 11 will mark the second annual Pride Awareness Day ever hosted at SAIT. The SAIT Students Association (SAITSA) organized the event in order to …

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SAIT Trojans launch their first ever “Make Some Noise” campaign

The SAIT Trojan athletics department is gearing up to launch its first-ever mental health awareness campaign called “Make Some Noise.” On the weekend of Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, the campaign will be showcased at nine Trojan games including volleyball, basketball, and hockey. “The goal of this campaign is solely …

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SAIT’s student athlete of the month breaks record

In the first half of the season, SAIT Trojan women’s volleyball player Megan Brennan broke the school’s all-time kill record. Brennan also achieved rank for having the third-highest kill average in the 2014 Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) South Individual Leaders division with 131 kills in 41 sets, averaging 3.2 …

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Trojan teams back in action

Coming into the New Year, the Trojan athletic sports teams continue to compete for a place in the Alberta College Athletics Conference (ACAC) playoffs. Hockey In the first half of the season, both the men’s and women’s hockey teams achieved second place in the ACAC standings. The Trojans women’s team …

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Co-ed sports and change rooms: sexy/ not sexy

Some co-ed sports leagues allow players of both sexes to change together, but most young athletes don’t think it’s a big deal when the ladies strip down with the guys. Recently young recreational league athletes disclosed what they think about sexualizing co-ed sports and changing together. Emergency medical technologist – …

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Getting real about emotional health: A chat with Theoren Fleury

A recent interview with Theoren Fleury, former National Hockey League (NHL) hockey player, brought home the importance of mental health and dealing with emotional trauma. Fleury shared experiences about his healing process from emotional trauma that took place during his adolescent years playing hockey. Since the age of five, Fleury …

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Do you have what it takes to be a Trojan?

There are three pillars that every SAIT athlete must adhere to in order to embody the Trojan spirit of sportsmanship. These pillars are academic standing, athletic excellence, and community involvement. According to the Trojans website, the SAIT Trojans Athletic and Recreation department strives to provide athletes with a “foundation for …

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Trojan gearing up for a great season

Veteran Trojans hockey player Wheaton King is the Trojan of the month for November. King, currently enrolled in his second year of the Business Administration Management program, is a returning left wing on the men’s hockey team. “Playing for the Trojans has been great. Ken Babey recruited me when I …

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SAIT Trojans team up with the RTBN Program for a collaborative WIN

The SAIT Trojans athletics and recreation department has partnered with the Radio, Television and Broadcast News program to maximize resources and give students a hands-on learning experience. “The SAIT Trojans do a lot of collaborations with other departments on campus. More than people realize,” said Billie Rae Busby, marketing and …

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Jared Stock takes endurance motocross to the next level

Jared Stock, president of the  SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) has accomplished silver rankings in the global platform of competitive motocross and will be competing for his second consecutive year at this level in South America at the end of the month. In late October, the 23-year-old petroleum engineering grad will …

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Trojan cross-country runner Sara Hewitt takes life in stride

Pursuing a healthy lifestyle is the motivation behind SAIT Trojan cross-country runner Sara Hewitt’s involvement with the sport. With 10 years of competitive experience as a cross-country skier, Hewitt joined the Trojans cross-country running team to keep life in balance while she finishes her studies. This fall, Hewitt, 26, entered …

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Cut from the same cloth: Trojan women’s dual athletes eat, train, travel and play the same games

Trojans women’s hockey and soccer teams’ dual athletes Jocelyn Wynnyk and Cora Sutton are joined at the hip this year. In addition to living together, both women travel to out-of- town games together and share the same training schedule. “In the whole Trojan athletics community, everyone gets along really well—it’s …

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Kelly Strachan overcomes illness to pitch again

Leading up to her first semester at SAIT in the fall of 2012 and first season with the SAIT Trojans woman’s fastball team, Kelly Strachan’s life was forever changed by a rare disease. Strachan is a right-handed pitcher, and at the time she was ranked fourth in the province by …

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SAIT Trojans show tenacity for the new soccer season

The men’s and women’s Trojan soccer teams are looking forward to the new season, which kicked off on Sept. 6 when both squads played host to the visiting Olds College Broncos. Grant Stevens, head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams, highlighted that tenacity is one of the attributes …

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No Pain, No Game: Players from across Alberta attempt to set the world record for longest basketball game ever played

On Sunday Aug. 17, a group of 24 male athletes from across Alberta gathered in the gym of Living Waters Academy, located in Spruce Grove, Alta., to set a world record. This was the longest basketball game ever recorded in history, lasting 121 hours and 39.5 seconds and concluding on …

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