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Kelly Grosky (MVB | Student-athlete)










NAME: Kelly Grosky

UNIVERSITY: Calgary

CATEGORY: Student-athlete

SPORT: Men's Volleyball


CW Hall of Fame Class of 2023-24

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1988, 1989, 1992 – First Team All-Star

  • 1989, 1992 – Canada West Champion

  • 1988-89 – Led Calgary to perfect season in CW and U SPORTS

  • 1989 – U SPORTS Championship MVP

  • 1989-91 – Member of the Canadian Men’s National Team 1992 – First Team All-Canadian


BIOGRAPHY:


Grosky joins the Canada West Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023-24, being recognized as one of the greatest setters to ever suit up for the University of Calgary Dinos.


He starred with the Dinos men's volleyball team in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a multiple-time Canada West All-Star. He racked up an impressive list of accomplishments over his five-year playing career, highlighted by earning both first team All-Canadian status and the Dinos' male athlete of the year award in 1992.


His crowning achievement came in 1989 when he led Calgary to a perfect season. The Dinos captured the second national men's volleyball title in school history that year, proclaiming their spot as one of the greatest teams in Canadian university men's volleyball history with a national title game victory that came on their home court in the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.


While assist totals were not recorded during his playing days, Grosky’s excellence on the court was evident just by watching how he controlled the game. He was recognized with CIS tournament MVP honours during that championship run.

Grosky went on to play professionally in Europe and was a member of the Canadian national team from 1989 to 1991. He passed away in November of 2014, leaving behind an incredible legacy that was further solidified with his posthumous induction into the Dinos Hall of Fame in 2015.

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