Volume 92, Issue 6

Friday, September 11, 1998

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Think you are good enough to represent Western as one of the varsity Mustang elite? Well now is the time to try out or shut up – with most tryouts continuing through this week and next.

Not recruited? Don't worry, many walk-on athletes make the grade every year as the coaches keep a sharp eye out for a diamond in the rough. If you think that could be you, give it a try.

To be eligible for intercollegiate sports, individuals must be registered as a full-time student. Graduate and transfer students, with some exceptions, are eligible for most sports.

Badminton (Men & Women)

Coach: Bill Mason

(H) 472-3342.

Athletes interested are to contact Bill Mason at home or come out to warm up tryouts today or Monday between 6p.m. and 8p.m. at Atlhouse College. Formal tryouts will begin Wed. Sept. 16 for men at Thames Hall (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) and Fri. Sept. 18 for women at Althouse College (6 - 8 p.m.)

Basketball (M)

Coach: Craig Boydell

(W) 661-3916

Those individuals that missed the information meeting yesterday are to contact Craig Boydell immediately. Formal tryouts begin on Mon. Sept. 21.

Basketball (W)

Coach: Bob Delaney

(H) 858-8150

An information meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 14 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall. Tryouts begin on Mon. Sept. 21 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Cross Country (M&W)

Coach: Bob Vigars


Daily practice sessions commence at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Final tryout – Intrasquad meet on Wed., Sept. 16 at 5:00 p.m., Gibbons Park, register at Picnic Shelter (Women's 4k and Men's 6k races).

Curling (M & W)

Coach: Bruce McAninch

(H) 434-7150

An information meeting will be held on Wed. Sept. 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall. Women's tryouts will be Oct. 13, 15 & 21. Men's tryouts will be Oct. 14, 20 & 22 – both tryouts run from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Thompson Arena.

Fencing (M & W)

Coach: John Buchner

(H) 434-0809

Information on tryouts can be aquired directly through the coach. There are lots of spaces to fill and beginners are welcome.

Figure Skating

Coach: Robbin Hewitt

(H) 670-5738

An information meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 3154, Thames Hall. Practice will be at 6:30 a.m. weekdays.

Field Hockey

Coach: Gavin Francis

(H) 905-624-2566

The last day for tryouts is today at 4 p.m..


Coach: Barry Martinelli

679-2111 ext. 8392

For information on tryouts, contact the coach directly.

Indoor Hockey

Coach: Gavin Francis

An information meeting will be held on Wed. Nov. 4 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall.

Rowing (M & W)

Coach: Al Morrow – Women

679-2111 ext. 8389

Coach: Volker Nolte – Men

679-2111 ext. 8385

Pre-training camp begins the week of Sept. 8 - 13 with training sessions at Lake Fanshawe boathouse twice daily, depending on student schedules. Sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.. There is a meeting for novice rowers on Mon. Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2100, Engineering Science Bldg..

Rugby (M)

Coach: Gerry Slattery

(H) 473-6861

The last day for tryouts is today at 4:00 p.m. at the Rugby Pitch

Squash (M)

Coach: Jack Fairs

679-2111 ext. 8391

An information meeting will be held on Wed. Oct. 7 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall.

Squash (W)

Coach: Tiffany Foster

(H) 439-9760

Contact the coach for tryout information directly. Tryouts are to follow over the next two weeks.

Swimming (W & M)

Coach: Glen Belfry

679-2111 ext. 8364

An information meeting will be held on Sun. Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 3154, Thames Hall. The first practice for the women will be Mon. Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m. and the men at 5:30 p.m.

Synchronized Swimming

Coach: Sarah Gravel


Contact the coach for tryout information. Tryouts run for 2 - 3 weeks and usually start the third week in September so that the team is picked by mid-October.

Tennis (W)

Coach: Susie Hatch

(H) 680-7130

Tryouts will continue each week day at 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Tennis Courts (opposite Talbot College), except Sat. and Sun. until the team is picked. In the event of rain meet in Room 3154, Thames Hall at 4:00 p.m.

Tennis (M)

Coach: Anthony Glavanic

Tryouts will continue each weekday at at 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Tennis Courts.

Track & Field

Vickie Croley –Women

679-2111 ext. 5073

Bob Vigars – Men


The first practice will be held on Mon. Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m. at J.W. Little Stadium. Practices are 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Indoor practices at Thompson Arena are from November 2 - March 12, Mondays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Volleyball (W)

Coach: Dean Lowrie

679-2111 ext. 8363

An information meeting will be held on Fri. Sept. 11 at 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Room 3101, Thames Hall. Tryouts are Mon. Sept. 14 - 18 at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Thames Hall Gym.

Volleyball (M)

Coach: Dave Preston

679-2111 ext. 8363

The last day for tryouts is today in the Thames Hall Gym from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.. Come prepared to play. Bring a copy of your timetable and a pen.


Coach: Charlie Smith

(H) 633-6177

For information on tryouts contact Charlie Smith directly. Tryouts for Waterpolo began yesterday.


Coach: Ray Takahashi

679-2111 ext, 5078

The first practice and tryout will be held on Mon. Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m.. Students should attempt to block off 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. daily.

Wrestling practices are held in Alumni Hall, gym 15, lower level. Those students trying out should have prior experience.

Cheerleading (M & W)

Coach: David Lee Tracey


Walk-on and first-year student tryouts will be held Fri. Sept. 11 at 2:00 p.m. in J.W. Little Stadium or Thompson Arena in the event of rain.

Tryouts are no longer being held for the following varsity teams: golf, men's soccer, women's soccer, football, women's rugby.

To Contact The Sports Department: gazette.sports@julian.uwo.ca

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