Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame

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.

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Please consider a nomination for the Lifetime AchievementIndividual or Team category.

Inductees are traditionally recognized at the Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame Dinner held on the Friday evening of Homecoming Weekend.

We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the 2022 Inductees in person at our dinner held on September 23, 2022.

Congratulations to the 2022 Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame Inductees for your Outstanding Contributions to Western Mustangs Athletics!

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

  • Mary Riezebos, BA'74 Phys Ed, DipEd'75, MA'80
  • Darwin Semotiuk, (Posthumously) 

Individual Inductees:

  • Duane Forde, BA’92 – Football
  • Jeremy Jonckheere, HBA’01 – Volleyball
  • Adrian Jordan, BSc’99 – Track and Field
  • Josie Josten, BA’81 – Builder/Athlete – Diving & Women’s Gymnastics
  • Josip Mrkoci – Builder/Athlete – Wrestling
  • Paula Schwan, BA'93, BEd'94 – Cross Country and Track and Field
  • Michelle Weber, BA’09 – Field Hockey
  • Wendy Wiebe, BA’87 – Rowing

Men’s and Women’s Builder/Athlete

  • David Edwards –Builder – Women’s Volleyball/Ice Hockey, Athlete – Men’s Ice Hockey
  • Dave Mills –Builder - Men’s & Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field, Athlete -Men’s Cross Country /Track and Field

Team Inductees:

  • Doug Hayes Era of Mustangs Women’s Basketball – 1971-72, 1972-73, and 1973-74 OWIAA Championship Teams
  • 1966 and 1997 Men’s Rugby Turner Cup Champion Teams

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