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Genevieve Morrison (WRES | Student-athlete)


NAME: Genevieve Morrison

UNIVERSITY: Calgary

CATEGORY: Student-Athlete

SPORT: Women’s wrestling

YEARS ACTIVE: 2006-2011


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Five straight CW and CIS individual titles

  • 2007 CIS and Canada West Rookie of the Year

  • Two-time CIS and CW Most Outstanding Wrestler (2010, 2011)

  • 2007 and 2009 CIS women’s wrestling team champion


BIOGRAPHY:


Representing the University of Calgary, Genevieve Morrison became the first female wrestler to win five consecutive gold medals at the Canadian university championships.


Morrison captured the CIS title in the 51kg division in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and topped the podium in the 55kg class in 2011. The Calgary student-athlete also won Canada West championships for her respective division each year of her student-athlete career, 2007 to 2011.


The Campbell’s Bay, Quebec, native’s individual success helped power the Dinos to two CIS championships (2007 and 2009) and the Canada West team championship four times (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011).


Morrison won back-to-back Most Outstanding Wrestler honours from both CIS and Canada West, in 2010 and 2011. In 2007 she wasnamed the Rookie of the Year in both CIS and Canada West.

Internationally, Morrison achieved significant international success, including winning gold on home soil in the 48kg weight class at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. As a student-athlete she represented Canada at the FISU World University Championships in 2010 and 2012, winning gold both times.


In 2018-19, Morrison served as assistant coach for the University of Toronto women’s wrestling team.

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