Jun. 24, 2010
MONTREAL - Distance runner Tambra Dunn is among six new 2010 inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Born on May 20, 1976, the native of St. Bruno, Que., earned a commerce degree at McGill in 1998. She graduated in only three years while competing in both cross-country running and track and field.
Dunn earned all-Canadian honours three times in cross-country and twice in track. In 1997-98, she earned team MVP honours in both sports and captured the Gladys Bean trophy as McGill's female athlete of the year.
She ran for Quebec at two different Canada Games and represented Canada at the 1998 world cross-country championships in Marrakesh, Morocco, where she posted the second-fastest performance by a Canadian woman.
That season, she led McGill to a best-ever third-place finish at the CIS track championships, winning two gold medals (3000m, 4x800m) and one silver (1500m).
Over her three seasons, she went undefeated at the Quebec conference level, in both the 1500m and 3000m events. She was named six times as Quebec university athlete of the year and won the CIS weekly honour on one occasion.
The induction luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, officially kicks off the University's Homecoming Week celebrations. Tickets for the event are $65 and can be reserved by contacting Kathryn Weaver at email@example.com or 514-398-7002.