Bob Fullerton served for 33 years as Ryerson's Athletic Director. In the late 1960s he served as President of the Ontario Intercollegiate Athletics Association and led Ryerson into the Ontario Universities Athletic Association, a predecessor of today's Ontario University Athletics. He coached wrestling, table tennis and women's basketball, leading women's basketball to the 1976 OWIAA Central Division title. Fullerton was President of the OUAA from 1978 to 1980, was also Vice-President of the CIAU and was twice named Chef de Mission for Team Canada at the World University Games. He led the referendum campaign in support of the Recreation and Athletics Centre to a landslide victory - the largest in school history - and oversaw its construction and opening in 1987. In 2000, he was awarded the J.P. Loosemore Trophy for exemplary service to university sport in Ontario.
Jean Kennedy, Builder
Jean Kennedy served as a Professor in the Faculty of Community Services before becoming Assistant Athletic Director in 1984 and contributed to all areas of Sports and Recreation. She established the Co-ed and Women's Intramural program in 1972 and established the Intramural convener system. She served as Women's Interuniversity Coordinator from 1972 to 1982 and coached Women's Volleyball from 1972 to 1975. From 1980 to 1984 she was President of the Ontario Intramural Recreation Association and was on the Executive of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association. Kennedy created the Ryerson Summer Day Camp Program in 1984. She was the first female recipient of the CIRA Founders Award for Leadership, winning the honour in 1990. Kennedy is a Professor Emerita and was named Ryersonian of the Year in 1997.
Lorie Atchison, Leader
Lorie Atchison (Home Economics '77; Applied Arts '90;Marketing/Management '90) excelled as a convener of several intramural sports. In 1975-76 she was awarded the G.L. Dobson Trophy for Greatest Contribution to Athletics. She worked tirelessly for intramural sports, serving as Head Convener in 1976, and convened eight sports that season. She also convened a number of sports the following year. She was an avid participant in several sports for all four of her years at Ryerson. She represented Ryerson at the Ontario Intramural Recreation Association conference in 1977 and served as Female Athletic Commissioner for SURPI, Ryerson's former Student Union.
Wendy Bolt (Gough), Leader
Wendy Bolt (Gough) (Secretarial Science '78) was the only two-time winner of the Intramural Cup, as she won the award in both 1976-77 and 1977-78. She served as the convener for nine leagues over the course of her final three years at Ryerson, and was also a member of the President's Advisory Council on Athletics and Recreation. She played on 26 different intramural teams, and won a total of seven championships. In 1978, she won the SURPI Cup team championship. In addition to her intramural activities, she was a member of the intramurals badminton team for four years. Gough also served as a member of the Secretarial Science Departmental Council as well as the Graduating Committee in 1977-78. She was a two-time team MVP and won the G.L. Dobson Trophy for Greatest Contribution to Athletics in 1978.
Tim Bonish, Leader
Tim Bonish (Public Health '80) supervised several intramural leagues during his time at Ryerson, rising to the post of Head Convener in 1979. He won the D.H. Craighead Award for Greatest Contribution to Athletics in 1980, following up on his Intramural Cup win in 1979. He also sat on the President's Advisory Council on Athletics and Recreation as the intramural male representative in 1977-78. He convened several sports and participated in many sports while at Ryerson. He excelled particularly in Badminton, winning the men's championship, the co-ed championship and the co-ed league MVP in 1979.
Stephan B. Jewczyk, Leader
B. Jewczyk (Urban Planning '76) was the first student convener for men's intramurals, and played in nearly every intramural sport during his four years at Ryerson. He won the D.H. Craighead Trophy for Greatest Contribution to Athletics in 1975, and was nominated for the Ryerson Gold Medal (awarded to the top graduating student) in 1976. He served as both a convener and a referee for several sports, and won championships in three sports, including floor hockey, ball hockey and basketball. He was also active in his course unions, serving as Secretary of the Urban Planning Student Union in 1973-74, Chair from 1974-76 and as a representative to the Canadian Association of Planning Students.
Kathleen Bell (Clements), Athlete
Kathleen Bell (Clements) (Home Economics '63) played for two seasons on the Ryerson Rams women's basketball team, captaining the squad in her graduating year. During 1961-62, after the Women's Athletic Director took a leave, Clements kept women's athletics active during that year. She was also active in intramural sports, organizing both badminton and hockey. She is the only woman to win both Athlete of the Year and the Greatest Contribution to Athletics in the same year, taking both honours for 1962-63. She won the Borden Co. Ltd. Award for highest standing in her class in 1962, and won the Ryerson Silver Medal as one of the top graduating students in 1963.
Marie Claire Ross, Athlete
Marie Claire Ross (Food & Nutrition '98) was one of the first Ryerson athletes to excel on the international stage. She was the first athlete with a disability to qualify for the CIAU Championship, and she made four appearances at the CIAU Championships. Ross won six medals at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, including two gold medals. She set multiple world records in her competitive category, and still holds Canadian records in three events and world records in two events. She was a two-time team MVP, won the G.L. Dobson Trophy for Greatest Contribution to Athletics in 1997 and the H.H. Kerr Award for Athlete of the Year in 1998. She was awarded the Gold "R" in 1998 and won the Brian Segal Award in 1996.
Bill McKenzie, Athlete
Bill McKenzie (Merchandising Administration '65) was a double threat for the Rams, excelling both on the ice and on the field. He captained the hockey team from 1963-65, doubling as the team's manager in his last season. He also was a co-captain of the football team in 1964, as he led the team to a 4-1 finish. He was the hockey team's leading scorer for all three of his seasons, and led the team to the OIAA Championship in 1962-63. He is the only man to win both the Athlete of the Year and Greatest Contribution to Athletics awards in the same season, as he earned both honours in 1964-65. For his accomplishments, he was awarded an alumni Gold "R" in 1998.
Ronald Vincent Scarcello, Athlete
Ron Scarcello (Architecture '56) led the Ryerson men's hockey team to three consecutive Central Ontario Hockey Association championships. He was an alternate captain from 1953-55 and team captain in his graduating year. The former Boston Bruins junior player was always near the top of the team scoring list, and led the team in 1955-56. He won the D.H. Craighead Award for Greatest Contribution to Athletics in 1956 and tied for the Ryerson Gold Medal that year. He established intramural hockey at Ryerson in 1955, and served on the Athletic Directorate. After his playing days finished, he returned in 1959 to coach the team for five seasons, leading the team to two OIAA championships during his tenure behind the bench.