Field Hockey Athlete - Inducted 1999
Debra Covey-Barnett, a native of Jasper, is one of field hockey’s great defensive players. She played on the Senior Women's National Team from 1984 - 1994 and is part of an exclusive group of only four women who have played over 100 games for Canada in international competition. The team won sixth at the Olympics in Seoul 1988 and seventh at the Olympics in Barcelona 1992, Bronze at the 1986 World Cup Tournament; Bronze in 1987 and Silver in 1991 at the Pan American Games; and Bronze at the 1993 Intercontinental Cup. Debra Covey-Barnett is also a three-time C.I.A.U. Indoor Champion during her five years at the University of Alberta. As well as a Field Hockey athlete, Debra Covey-Barnett is a University of Alberta Female Athlete of the Year, Bakewell Winner for Volleyball, and a member of Canada’s Jr. National Volleyball squad, and an exceptional ice hockey goaltender. Debra Covey-Barnett continues to be involved in the sport of Field Hockey as a coach from the local to the international level. Debra has been coaching at the University of Calgary since 1992 and was named C.I.A.U. Coach of the Year for 1997-1998 and she received the 3M Elite Category Coaching Award.