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Grammar School siblings inducted into Dal sports hall of fame

Even though Leanne Huck’03 and Jeannette Huck'06 competed together during their Grammar and university athletics careers, family has always come first. The sister duo, whose bond was strengthened through sport, were inducted into the Dalhousie Tigers Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2019, along with the 2004 Women’s Cross Country Team.

Photo of Leanne from Lifemark webpage

“I just feel like we went to university prepared for all aspects, including academics and sports. Grammar provided us with an environment to excel,” said Leanne, now a physiotherapist with Lifemark. “The sports were as intensive there as the academics.”

Leanne, Jeannette and older sister Tonya’01 all excelled during their years at Grammar and went on to become teammates at Dalhousie.

“Jeannette was the greatest teammate and friend. I may have been the older sister, but she took just as much care of me as I did of her,” said Leanne.

Leanne (left) and Jeannette (right)

Leanne is a three-time Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s soccer first team all-star and a two-time AUS women’s soccer MVP. She was also a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport gold medal winning 4x200m relay track team in 2005, and a four-time AUS 300m gold medallist as well as a four-time AUS 60m medallist.

Jeanette has also experienced success both on and off the field. Throughout her years of playing university soccer, she was four-time academic all-Canadian, five-time AUS all-star, and earned the AUS women’s soccer rookie of the year award in 2006. Now working in Human Resources at Emera, she thrives in her role where she continues to be a team player, relying on her past experiences through sport.

“We both loved being athletes together. It was so nice to share this experience and be surrounded by coaches, friends and family. We made incredible memories that we will share forever,” said Leanne.

Leanne credits the faculty at Grammar for getting them both where they are today. “It was so important at Grammar for us to learn discipline.

"We always had amazing coaches and teachers, and saw the rewards of working hard,” said Leanne. “Seeing the driven athletes and students around you just makes you work harder. Grammar prepared us so well for the future.”
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