SSHoF logoNancy Brentnell

Athlete (2015)

Multi Sports

Nancy BrentnellBasketball, Softball, T & F

Nancy Brentnell's sports career is one for the ages.

She competed provincially in high school badminton and volleyball and in Western Canada in age-class track and field and university field hockey.

Playing five seasons of basketball for the University of Saskatchewan through 1981, she became the all-time scoring leader in the Canada West conference. She held the Huskiettes' career scoring record for 26 years and is still third on the team's all-time list.

Brentnell was a conference all-star in basketball three times. She added a major award at the U of S, receiving the Val Girsberger Trophy for the female student-athlete in any sport on campus excelling in academics, athletics and sportsmanship.

In softball, Brentnell was selected an all-star outfielder as Saskatoon Harmony Centre finished fifth at the 1979 Canadian women's championship. Brentnell won a Canadian title with Harmony the following year.

In 1983, she was on the national softball team comprised mostly of Harmony players and staff that won the gold medal at the Pan-American Games in Venezuela. This is the only time in the history of the Pan-Am Games that Canadian women have won the event.

Brentnell was with the national softball team for five years.

** Deceased