Toronto, May 2, 2013 – The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) has inducted 10 new members from Seneca College into the OCAA Hall of Fame this year.
Seneca has the most members inducted into the OCAA Hall of Fame at 40, including the latest inductees recognized at the sixth induction ceremony at the Delta London Armouries in London last night.
“Student-athletes and coaches have contributed tremendously to Seneca’s success since 1967,” said Linda Stapleton, Seneca’s Director of Sport and Recreation. “We are honoured to lead the college sector with the most OCAA Hall of Famers.”
Former Seneca women's hockey and women's fastball coach Lee Trempe was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her extraordinary career that includes coaching players like Debbie Northover (Coxworth) and Angela James, and leading the Sting to several titles during her years behind the bench in the 1980s.
Trempe is joined by nine former Seneca Sting men’s and women’s hockey players: Colin March, Jim Macdonald, Dan (D.J.) Meloff, Drake Turcotte, Debbie Northover (Coxworth), Jan Hoover, Christine Pellerin, Lee-Anne Quinn, and Marina Zenk.
The OCAA Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario. The OCAA Hall of Fame adds new inductees every two years and is recognizing 49 new inductees this year, expanding the membership to 345 individuals. Honoured members include athletes, coaches and builders of the association.
The Seneca Sting is the most-decorated athletic program in the history of the OCAA having won more than 460 medals since 1967. With 15 varsity sports teams, comprised of male and female student-athletes, competing nationally, against other Canadian colleges, through the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and provincially, through the OCAA, Seneca is proud of its longstanding winning tradition.
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Please note: OCAA Hall of Fame inductees are available for phone interviews and photos are available upon request.
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