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University of Calgary Fastball Club
 
The 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 SAIT Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan, Briercrest College and Seminary, the University of Regina and in 2015 the University of Alberta rejoined the league.

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 eight 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 Canadian Collegiate Softball Association ( CCSA) oversees the National Championships, setting qualification guidelines for the WCSA, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association ( OCAA ) and the Ontario Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Association ( OIWFA ). 

Since the 2011 season the Dinos have undertaken most ambitious schedules, playing in over 30 games each season, including  trips into the United States, and the Dinos have raised their expectations of success. The 2014 season saw the team build on their 2013 season's successful 16 win, 1 loss regular season record, by capturing the WCSA Championship during the 2014 playoffs. Since 2010, the team has earned at least a bronze medal finish in the League Championships each year. These successes have ensured berths into the CCSA National Championships each October, and  the 8 straight appearances at Nationals for the Dinos are unmatched by any school in Canada.

The 2015 Dinos are now back in the gym, working on skill improvements and also fundraising. As well the coaches will be travelling, bringing awareness of the Dinos and the WCSA to Western Canadian centres, and helping recruit players to the team or league. Please contact the coaches for more information.

 

 

 
Recent news
 
April 3, 2016
Coach Neal Harlos and the  Dinos would like to announce that Kim Vibert of the Regina Kaos has signed a  Letter of Intent. Kim plays Centre Field and will be studying Bio Sciences in school.
March 31, 2016
Congratulation to Emma Jerome-Smith who has been selected as the University of Calgary's Dinos Female Competitive Club Athlete of the Year. She will receive the award at Tuesday Nights, " Night of the Dino". Emma, who is one of our teams captains, becomes the 3rd straight Fastball team member to receive this award. Sarah Beth Plishka received the inaugural Club Student-Athlete Award in 2014, followed by Kristin Walz last season. read more..
March 30, 2016
Coach Neal Harlos and the  Dinos would like to announce that Libby Wheeler of the Strathmore Thunder has signed a  Letter of Intent. Libby plays shortstop and will be studying Kinesiology at school.
March 17, 2016
“An Evening with the Dino’s was an exceptionally enjoyable evening last night. Lots of good food, thanks to Red Seal Chef Don Mackinnon; a great selection of items on the silent auction table. Thank you to all the companies who donated these items, and of course good company and good drink. We would sincerely offer our thanks to Crowfoot Wines ( and  Elliot ) who ensured that the Dinos had a successful evening. Thank you to all who came out, and hope to see you again next year.
Feb 9, 2016

“An Evening with the Dino’s: an event empowering female

 athletics and women brewers and winemakers” with the

 University of Calgary Dinos Fastball Team

Crowfoot Wine and Spirits Event Centre

7414 Crowfoot Road NW

Wednesday  March 16th 2016 @ 7-10PM

For tickets or more info ( click here)

Feb 9, 2016
For all potential 2016-17 Dino players: The deadline to apply to the University for the upcoming school year is March 1. Please don't miss the opportunity to advance both your schooling and your ball career! For more information visit www.ucalgary.ca .

Contact the coaches and let them know that you are coming to the University of Calgary. Use the Prospective Athlete tab at the top of the page for more info.

 
Jan 1, 2016
Happy New Year from the Dinos coaching staff: Neal, Amanda, Caytlin, and Randy.
 
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