The annual Sport Legacy Dinner to honour Academic All-Canadians from the last varsity season and to celebrate named award winners takes place on Thursday, October 11, in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre's McMillan Hall, with a reception at 6:30 pm and dinner to follow at 7:00 pm. The UPEI Hall of Fame induction will also take place during this year’s annual celebration.
The UPEI Sports Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce that it will induct UPEI basketball star Jennifer Moore (née Johnston), and UPEI’s football defensive star Hubert “Socky” MacDonald.
Johnston played basketball at UPEI for five years and is one of only three female basketball Panthers to be named an AUS MVP, others include Paula Edwards and Janet Nichols. Johnston was a three-time AUS all-star, and in 1998–99, was named a second-team CIS All-Canadian. She played a key role in the Panthers winning the AUS championship in 1997–98.
MacDonald was a football standout, playing five years for the Panthers and winning awards for each of those years. In 1975–76, he was named Rookie of the Year, followed by being named all-conference defensive back for the next three consecutive years. In 1979–80, he finished his football career at UPEI and was recognized as the University’s Male Athlete of the Year.
The UPEI Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2001 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the athletic programs at the University of Prince Edward Island, St. Dunstan’s University, or Prince of Wales College. Each year, individual athletes, teams, and builders are inducted to honour their contributions towards the University’s athletic success or community leadership.
Tickets are available for purchase by the general public for $75 each by contacting UPEI Athletics and Recreation at (902) 566-0432. A tax receipt will be issued for the non-meal portion, and all proceeds from the event will go towards the Panther Endowment Fund.
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