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Theresa Maxwell (WBB, WVB | Student-athlete)

NAME: Theresa (Sekura) Maxwell


CATEGORY: Student-Athlete

SPORT: Pioneer

YEARS ACTIVE: 1962-1966 (student-athlete), 1972-1979 (coach)


  • 2x Calgary Female Athlete of the Year (1964, 1966)

  • 1966 WCIAA women’s basketball champion

  • Calgary Dinos Hall of Fame (1995)

  • Served as president of Volleyball Canada


Theresa Maxwell was a two-sport standout at the University of Calgary, where she was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1964 and 1966 and later became a coach.

A native of Taber, Alta., Maxwell was a starter on the women’s basketball and volleyball squads, earning team MVP honours in both sports. In 1966, Maxwell captained the Dinosaurs women’s basketball team to the WCIAA championship - the U of C’s first conference title in women’s sports.

Maxwell played for both the Canadian national women’s basketball and volleyball teams, and competed internationally at the 1972 NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) Championships in Mexico City.

After earning a Bachelor of Education degree at Calgary and doing graduate studies at the University of Oregon and Indiana University, Maxwell returned to her alma matter in 1972. Over the next several years she spent time coaching both the Dinos women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Maxwell later worked as an Associate Professor in Calgary's Faculty of Kinesiology.

Following her time coaching, Maxwell served more than a decade as president of the Alberta Volleyball Association and then filled the position of president with Volleyball Canada from 1990 to 1994.

Maxwell was inducted into the Dinos Hall of Fame in 1995, and honoured at the 2004 Alberta Volleyball Hall of Fame awards.

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