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Shona Schleppe

Field Hockey, Soccer Athlete - Inducted 2003

Shona Schleppe has represented Alberta and Canada in both Field Hockey and Soccer at an international level exemplifying the qualities of commitment and dedication with a positive attitude. Her career started with the Edmonton Angels Soccer Club capturing the Canadian Women's Club titles in 1981 and 1982. In 1983, Shona represented Alberta at the Western Canada Games capturing a silver medal. Shona returned to soccer to represent Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Championships in Haiti. As a midfield soccer player, Shona was instrumental in helping lead the team to a second-place finish.

After starting at the University of Alberta, Shona turned her athletic talents to the Panda's field hockey team and became a member of the Canadian Junior Field Hockey Team in 1984 and 1985 and the Canadian Senior Field Hockey Team in 1985 - 1988. Shona had tremendous speed and power which helped lead the team to win bronze at the World Cup Field Hockey in 1986, bronze at the Pan American Games in 1987, and fifth place at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Shona was a power forward and had the ability to anticipate the opponent’s passes and set up her team players for the eventual score.

During her five years of playing university field hockey, Shona received the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union All Canadian Award, the University of Alberta Edna Bakewell Trophy as Female Athlete of the Year, and the University of Alberta Sue Neill Award as Most Valuable Player Award in 1985. Shona was also recognized as the Canada West All-Star Field Hockey Player in 1983, 1984, and 1985. Shona was inducted into the University of Alberta Wall of Fame and the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

After Induction

1988 - 1990 - assistant coach - Pandas Field Hockey team

1990 - 1992 - assistant coach - Pandas Soccer team

1997 - Alberta's Assistant Chef de Mission -

1997 Canada Summer Games

1998 - Alberta's Chef de Mission - Arctic Winter Games

1999 - Alberta's Chef de Mission - Western Canada Summer Games

2000 - Alberta's Chef de Mission - Arctic Winter Games

2002 - Alberta's team - Co-Chef de Mission 

2002 Arctic Winter Games

2003 - University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame