University of Calgary Fastball
University of Calgary Women's Softball Club
provides young women, attending the University
of Calgary, with the opportunity to participate
in competitive intercollegiate softball as a
means of enriching their university life
experience. While the program is primarily self
funded, the club is beginning to receive
financial support from local businesses.
The University of Calgary Dinos Fastball
Club is one of the founding team members
of the Alberta Intercollegiate Women’s
Fastball Association (AIWFA). The AIWFA
was established in western Canada in
2002, and consisted of five teams.
Now called the Western Collegiate
Fastball Association ( WCSA ), the league has six teams,
and now includes the University of Lethbridge,
Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic, the University of
Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.
In 2008, the University of Calgary hosted
the inaugural Canadian Collegiate National Championship.
The University of Calgary is the only school
to have attended all five Canadian
Collegiate National Championships, with the
2011 team winning a Silver medal as National
runner up, the best ever finish for a Dinos
team. The Dinos have qualified for,
and are committed to attending the 2013
Nationals in Ontario this up coming season.
The 2011 and 2012 seasons
have seen the Dinos
undertake their most ambitious schedules yet.
Playing in over 30 games each season, including
trips into the United
States, the Dinos have raised their expectations
In 2013, the team looks to build on
these successes, improving on their Silver
Medal in the WCSA playoffs, and by a
return trip to the National
Championships in October in London, Ontario.
The 2013 Dinos are expecting
to play tournaments in the upcoming spring
and summer. As well the coaches will be
travelling, bringing awareness of the WCSA
to Western Canadian centres, and helping
recruit players to the team or league.
Please contact the coaches for more
April 3, 2013
University Announces refresh of Dinos Identity
This morning, Dru Marshall, provost and
vice-president (academic) at the university,
unveiled a refreshed look for the Dinos –
including a wardrobe makeover for Rex, the Dinos
mascot – and invited the entire university
community to embrace the updated identity as a
rallying point for campus spirit. The timing of
the evolution ties directly into the day's
second announcement: an extensive new
partnership that will see the Dinos outfitted
exclusively in Nike gear.
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February 1, 2013
World Series Champion and Baseball Hall of Fame
Member Rich ( Goose ) Gossage was the keynote speaker at the 2013
Annual Dinner and Silent Auction for the Dinos Baseball and
Our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction with the
Hall of Fame pitcher, was a fun filled
and successful night. Thank you to all who came,
and we appreciated the donations for the
auction. See everyone again next year!
The Dinos would like to announce the addition
of Roxane McGonigal to our coaching staff. Roxane, most recently the Head coach
of the Kaizen U18A program, brings a wealth of experience to the Dinos program.
The fastball team wishes the best to Asst
Coach Jess Strachan, who announced that she
is leaving the team to devote more time to
her own studies, work and travel interests.
We'd like to say thank you for your 2
seasons with us Jess.
October 8, 2012
Dinos finish in 7th place
at Nationals: The Dinos finished with a 1 and 3 record over the Thanksgiving
weekend in Regina. A tough opening 8-7 loss against Humber, and a 3-0 loss
against SAIT made it impossible for the team to have the success they were
hoping for over the weekend. The cold weather affected all teams, but the
calibre of ball played was among the best we've seen at Nationals. Looking
forward to the 2013 season, and a return trip to Nationals in Oshawa, Ontario.