Athletic Director 1949-1960 Alex Edgar (Ted) Toogood was hired by H.H. Kerr as Ryerson’s first Athletic Director in 1949. During Ted’s eleven years, he fought to gain membership in the Intercollegiate Intermediate League and in 1954 earned participant non-member status. In 1957, Ryerson gained full membership to the League’s South Western Conference. In addition to his duties as Athletic Director, he coached the Rams basketball and football teams from 1949-60. He led the Ryerson football team to the overall championship in 1958, beating University of Toronto. He was integral in the formation of intramural sports and clubs at Ryerson. Ted’s contribution to Sports & Recreation is immeasurable.
Janette E. McIntosh, Leader
Convener 1983-1987 Janette E. McIntosh (Environmental Health ’87) was an exceptional leader who helped shaped the face of intramurals at Ryerson. She was the convener of 11 intramural leagues from 1983-86 and was Head Convener in 1987. As the first female Head Convener she oversaw 30 different men's and women's championship leagues and 3,200 participating athletes. She was an elected student representative for Ryerson Academic Council. In 1985, she was the elected student president of Environmental Health and in 1986 she was an elected board member of the Student Union. Janette also found time to be a member of the Rams soccer team in 1986-87 and won the Intramural Cup in 1987.
Joe Xavier, Leader
Convener/Coach/Athlete 1986-2003 Joe Xavier (Public Health ‘93) was an outstanding Ryerson leader. He was a three-time MVP for the Rams Badminton team (‘87, ‘88, ‘90). He was awarded the DH Craighead Greatest Contribution to Athletics Award in 1989-90 and the alumni Gold "R" in 1998. Joe was a convener, official and participant in many intramural sports. He also supported interuniversity sports in event management. In 1994 he was a co-founder of the Blue and Gold Society. He went on to coach the badminton team for 9 years as head coach between 1990-99 and 3 years as the assistant coach from 2000-2003. For his efforts he received the Outstanding Contribution to Athletics in 2002.
Deborah Anzinger, Athlete
Swimming 1983-1987 Deborah Anzinger (Food Nutrition and Consumer Studies ‘87) was an outstanding competitor in the pool. She qualified for the CIAU Swimming Championships in all four years she competed and placed fourth in 1985 and 1986. For her accomplishments, she received the H.H. Kerr Female Athlete of the Year award in 1984 and the Swimming MVP award in 1984, 1985 and 1986. She was an invaluable team member who also found time to coach the swimming team in 1986 and 1987. Deborah graduated with Rams records in the 50m, 100m and 200m breast stroke as well as Rams records in the 200m and 400m individual medley.
Bonnie Bowler O'Reilly, Athlete
Basketball 1979-1983 Bonnie O'Reilly (Social Work '83) is only one of two woman in Rams history to have won the H.H. Kerr Award three consecutive years ('80, '81, '82). She was named the Women's Basketball MVP in 1981, 1982 and 1983. She averaged 10 steals per game and in the 1981-82 season her average of 14 points per game placed her on the top ten all-time scorers list. For her efforts in 1982, she was named a second team OUAA all-star. When she graduated in 1983 she was Ryerson's all-time leading scorer and was awarded the G.L. Dobson Award for Greatest Contribution to Athletics. Not only did Bonnie participate in many intramural sports, she also taught a variety of fitness classes. She was awarded an alumni Gold "R" in 1998.
Brian A. Smith, Athlete
Basketball 1996-1999 A. Smith (Business Management ‘99) was the Male Athlete of the Year and the Basketball MVP in 1999. He was a well-respected team captain in 1997-98 and again in 1998-99, the year the Rams won the OUA East Championships and competed in the CIS Championships. Brian was named an OUA East second team all-star in 1997-98 and an OUA East first team all-star in 1998-99. Brian is fourth on the Rams all-time scoring list with 926 points and holds the Rams single game record for assists (15). He scored the only recorded triple-double in Rams history (11 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists). His #20 uniform was retired on February 5, 2000.
Bryan Webber, Athlete
Hockey 1958-61 Bryan Webber (Business 1961) was an outstanding right winger for the Ryerson Rams Hockey Team in 1958-59, 1959-60 and 1960-61. He was the most valuable player in all three years as the team benefited from his great speed and acceleration. He received the Ryersonian Trophy for Male Athlete of the Year in 1961 for his outstanding leadership and performance on the ice. During each of his three seasons with the team, Bryan led the league in goals and assists. He lead the Rams to the semi-finals and finals and notably had an undefeated season and a OIAA Championship in 1958-59.