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Myden to be inducted into Dinos Hall of Fame

Curtis Myden
Curtis Myden
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According to the University of Calgary Dinos website on Tuesday, Canadian Olympic medalist Curtis Myden of Calgary is being inducted into the 2014 Dinos Hall of Fame. Myden, a swimmer who was born in Calgary, won a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley and the 400m individual medley at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and a bronze medal in the 400m individual medley at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Myden is the first swimmer and first Olympic medalist to be part of the Dinos Hall of Fame. He was also known for his excellence in the classroom where he achieved a kinesiology degree while at his time at the University of Calgary. In 1994 and 1999 Myden was a Canada West University Athletic Association Academic All-Canadian.

In 1997, Myden won the prestigious BLG Award, presented to the Canadian male student athlete of the year. Myden became the third male athlete from the University of Calgary to win the award following volleyball player Andy Cameron in 1993 and football player Don Blair in 1996.

Myden's speciality at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level was the medley. He won the gold medal at the CIS National Championship in 1993, 1994 and 1997 in the 200m individual medley and the 400m individual medley.

Myden also had international success at the Pan American Games. He won the gold medal in the 200m and 400m individual medley at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina and the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. In 2011, according to www.sportsreference.com, Myden was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.

Others who are being inducted into the Dinos Hall of Fame are volleyball player Kathy Tough, basketball player Veronica VanderSchee and athletic therapist Dale Butterwick. The four will be inducted, along with the 1988-89 women's basketball team, in a ceremony at Hotel Arts on September 25.