Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Linda Puttaert (nee James)

Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Volleyball
Award Date
May 23, 2015
Dakota Collegiate

Linda attended Dakota Collegiate, where she was an outstanding all around athlete, who participated in volleyball, basketball, cross-country and track and field. She was Dakota’s Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1966, and Varsity Athlete of the Year in 1967 and 1968. As a freshman athlete in 1965-66, she won the provincial varsity cross country championship and the senior 100 (11.6) and senior 220 (26.4) in track. In 1966-67 she repeated as MHSAA cross-country champion.  In 1967- 68, Linda was part of the provincial winning cross-country team and the Provincial Champion volleyball team. She also successfully competed for Manitoba in Canadian cross-country and track championships. From 1968 to 1972 Linda attended the University of Manitoba and while there competed on the U of M track and cross-country teams winning several medals. In 1969 she was chosen Manitoba’s top junior track and field athlete. In 1970 she competed for Canada in the World cross-country championships in Scotland.