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Kathy Truscott (WSOC | Student-athlete)

NAME: Kathy Truscott


CATEGORY: Student-Athlete

SPORT: Women’s Soccer

YEARS ACTIVE: 1987-1993


  • 1991 CIAU All-Canadian

  • 1991 Canada West Player of the Year

  • 1992 University of Calgary Female Athlete of the Year


A ground-breaking student-athlete at the University of Calgary, Kathy Truscott achieved numerous firsts while playing for the Dinos women’s soccer program.

She was part of the first Calgary women’s soccer team that competed in Canada West (1987), became the first Dinos female soccer player to earn CIAU All-Canadian honours (1991), and was the first female soccer player to be named Dinos Female Athlete of the Year.

Truscott also has the distinction of being the first Calgary student-athlete to play international women’s soccer for Team Canada, competing at the 1993 World University Student (FISU) Games, and in 2007 she became the first female soccer player welcomed into the Dinos Hall of Fame.

A multi-time Canada West All-Star, Truscott scored 18 goals in 35 career games against Canada West competition and helped the Dinos advance to the Canada West championship game on three occasions.

Truscott, who was born in Calgary, first played soccer at the University of Calgary in 1986, before the women’s team gained varsity status.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geography and environmental science before going on to take post-graduate courses in architecture and education.


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