Legendary Tigers to be inducted into Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame

- September 18, 2012


A triple-threat star, a championship footballer and a swimmer with way more medals than he could possibly wear at one time are among the inductees into the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame this year.

Joining them will be a long-time sporting advocate in the Dal community and the university's first women's soccer team to bring home the national championship.

This year's class is the fifth to be inducted into the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame. The inductees will be celebrated on Saturday, September 29 as part of Dal's Homecoming festivities, with a ceremony in the Potter Auditorium starting with a reception at 10 a.m. Members of the Dal community and the general public are invited to attend free of charge.

The 2012 Sport Hall of Fame inductees include:


Larry Archibald (basketball, track and field, wrestling)
Larry Archibald was a member of the Tigers basketball, track and field and wrestling teams at Dalhousie in the late 1960’s. On the basketball team Larry set many Dalhousie records including the most points in one game (33) and the most points in one season (276). He was also named an AUAA all-star in 1969-70. As a track and field athlete he earned AUAA silver medals in both the 200m sprint and 110m hurdles and with the Tigers wrestling club he took first place at the provincial championship in 1969. For his excellence in sport Larry was named a co-winner of the Climo Award as Dalhousie’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1969-70.

Reginald A. Cluney (football)
From 1949-55 Tigers football fans watched with anticipation to see what Reg Cluney would do on the field. A three-year captain, his talent and leadership steered Dalhousie to the Purdy Cup Championship title in 1951 and 1954. In 1951 he was named the Purdy Cup championship MVP and in 1954 he received the Duffus Award as the league MVP. A three-time Tigers football MVP, Reg was also presented with the Climo Award as Dalhousie’s Male Athlete of the Year for the 1954-55 season.

Andrew Cole (swimming)
During his Tigers career Andrew Cole collected 17 AUAA medals and eight CIAU medals to earn distinction as an AUAA all-star and a CIAU first team all-Canadian. He set AUAA, Dalhousie, and Nova Scotia records in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events and helped the Tigers claim the 1981-82 AUAA championship title. A five-time Dalhousie swimming team MVP, Andrew also received the Climo Award as Dalhousie’s Male Athlete of the Year in the 1983-84 season.


Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Young
A celebrated educator and sport historian, Sandy Young is known for his encouragement of athletes and publications on Nova Scotian sports history, including Beyone Heroes, a two-volume history of sport in Nova Scotia. He came to Dalhousie in 1970 to teach at the School of Physical Education (now the School of Health and Human Performance) and provided great leadership for the faculty as well as Dalhousie athletics. He led the way for many sport advocacy initiatives including the foundation of the Dalhousie Award, which was later renamed the A.J. Sandy Young Award. The award is presented annually to someone who has greatly contributed to sport in Nova Scotia. Sandy, a regular presenter at Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame (NSSHF) Induction Nights for over 15 years was inducted into NSSHF as a builder in 2002.


1994-95 Women’s Soccer Team
Under the leadership of head coach Neil Turnbull, the 1994 women’s soccer team finished the regular season tied with Acadia for first place with five wins, one loss and five ties. At the AUS championship the Tigers earned the league title over Acadia in a sudden death shootout after a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation time and two 15-minute extra time periods. The CIAU championship was equally hard-fought. Dalhousie faced UBC in the championship game which went through two overtime periods before the Tigers were crowned national champions after a sudden death shootout. This was the first women’s soccer CIAU championship in Dalhousie history.


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