Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame

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The Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame honours outstanding contributions to Western Mustang Athletics in three categories: Athlete, Builder and Builder/Athlete.

The awards are presented by the Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni, which was formed in 2015 with the merging of Western's two athletic alumni chapters, The “W” Club and the Women's Athletic Alumnae (WAA). Previous inductees of the “W” Club Hall of Fame and the WAA Elfrida Berzins Awards are automatically inducted to the Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame.

We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the 2023 Inductees in person at our dinner held on September 22, 2023.

Congratulations to the 2023 Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame Inductees for your Outstanding Contributions to Western Mustangs Athletics!

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

  • Dr. Karen Danylchuk, MA'81 - Builder, Coach
  • Dr. Robert Barney, LLD'14 – Builder

Individual inductees:

  • Connie Beukeboom, BSc'91 - Track & Field and Cross Country
  • Leah Boody (Bishop), BACS'02 - Squash
  • Jamie Crombie, BA'89 (Huron) - Squash
  • Kristina Dorfman (Farr), HBA'99 - Track & Field and Cross Country
  • Chris Marcus, HBA'81, BEd'86 - Builder/Athlete - Football
  • Ryan McKie, BA'03 (King's) - Hockey
  • David Ploughman, BA'83 - Football, Track & Field
  • Andrea Wagner (Ruste), BMOS'09 - Volleyball

Team inductees:

  • Women’s Track & Field 2001 – 2002 CIS Champions
  • Glynn Leyshon Era of Wrestling 1972-73, 1974-75, 1977-78 and 1978-79, OUAA and CIAU Champions
  • Men’s Rowing 1979 Varsity Lightweight 8+, OUA Champions, Canadian Team Trial Champions, Dad Vail Regatta Champions and represented Canada at the 1979 World Championships

For the full list of previous inductees, please visit the John P. Metras Sports Museum website.