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Convocation date: May 29, 2002
Discipline / contribution: athletics ; community service
Citation / biographical information:
Diane Jones-Konihowski graduated from the College of Education at theDegree received: Doctor of Laws
University of Saskatchewan, and represented Canada in a variety of sporting
events as a world-class athlete in the pentathlon.
Born in Vancouver, raised in Saskatoon and now living in Calgary,
Jones-Konihowski represented Canada in numerous competitions for many years.
She was on the National Track and Field Team for 16 years, made the Canadian
Olympic Team three times, ranked first in the world twice and named Canada's
"Female Athlete" in 1975 and 1978. She was also awarded the Order of Canada
in 1978, named to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980 and the
Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
Diane Jones-Konihowski remains active in Canadian sport as she led Canada's
Olympic Team to the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as a Chef de Mission and
volunteers on many national boards and committees working to improve the
Canadian sport system. Today, she is President of Premiere Executive Suites,
Calgary, a company specializing in extended stay accommodations for
Degree presented by: Mark Tremblay, Dean of Kinesiology
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