Two Dal alumni named to U SPORTS Top 100 women's basketball players of all time

- February 13, 2020

Pendergast and MacCormak
Pendergast and MacCormak

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of U SPORTS women’s basketball, U SPORTS has selected the Top 100 women’s basketball players, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Canadian university women’s contest between the Queen’s Gaels and McGill Martlets on February 6, 1920.

Two of Dalhousie’s women’s basketball players, Anna (Pendergast) Stammberger and Kathy (MacCormack) Spurr, have been included in the Top 100.

In the spirit of the U SPORTS Top 100, we’re showcasing our own Dalhousie University Top 10 women’s basketball players of all time. Our list will be unveiled during halftime of the men’s basketball game Saturday, February 15.

Watch the Tigers webpage and social media feeds as we share two women’s basketball players each day from our Top 10 starting next week.

U SPORTS Top 100 women’s basketball players of the century

Anna (Pendergast) Stammberger

POS: Forward
HT: 5-10
HOME TOWN: Kensington, PEI
PROGRAM: Physical Education
Dalhousie Career: (1978-83)


  • 1980-81 U SPORTS 2nd Team All Canadian
  • 1981-82  U SPORTS 1st Team All Canadian
  • 2 time AUS MVP (1981-83)
  • U SPORTS Tournament All-star 1980
  • In the All-Times Tigers 1000+ (points) club
  • 7th in Tigers Top 10 for FG% at 50.77%
  • 1st in Tigers All-Time Top 10 FG % per game in 1 season at  59.41%
  • 3rd in Tigers Top 10 Season All-Time Stat Leaders in Points per game at 22.71
  • Led Tigers to 2 AUS Championships
  • Led the Tigers to U SPORTS silver (1980)
  • Led the Tigers to U SPORTS bronze medal
  • FISU games 1983 & 1985
  • National team 1980-86, bronze medal 1986 World Championship
  • Played in the 1984 Olympics - 4th place
  • Played professionally in Germany from 1986-2003
  • Current head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball team

Kathy (MacCormack) Spurr

POS: Forward
HT: 6-1
PROGRAM: Science
Dalhousie Career: (1985-89)


  • 3 time AUS 1st Team All-star
  • AUS 2nd Team All-Star
  • U SPORTS 1st Team All Canadian (1988-89)
  • 2 time U SPORTS  2nd Team All Canadian (1986-88)
  • 3rd Tiger Career leading Points per Game scorer with 16.84 per game
  • 4th All-Time career leading Tiger in FG% at 52.83
  • 2nd All-Time career leading Tiger in Rebounds per game at 9.64
  • 2nd in Top 10 Season All-Time Tiger Stat leaders in 3pt % at 58.82 (1988-89)
  • 1988-89  AUS MVP
  • Led Tigers to an AUS Championship
  • National team 1986-92


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