Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Sami-Jo Small

Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Badminton, Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball
Award Date
May 10, 2014
Collège Jeanne-Sauvé

Sami-Jo is a graduate of College Jeanne Sauve (1994) where she was an outstanding multi-sport athlete. In 1994 Sami Jo was both the MHSAA High School Athlete of the year and the “Scholar-Athlete” of the year. 

In 1993 her team was 2nd in Provincial “AAA” volleyball and Sami Jo was first team all-star. In 1994 the team was Provincial “AAA” Champions and she was MVP.   In 1993 Sami Jo was provincial champion in Discus and Javelin.  In 1994 she won the Javelin (44.8m-record), Discuss (44.98-record), and 2nd in the shot.

Her track and field talents earned Sami Jo a scholarship to Stanford University.  She also played on the Stanford men’s hockey team and Canadian National women’s team. She was a 3 time Olympian in this sport, winning 2 gold medals, and 5 world championships (MVP twice).  

Sami Jo was a finalist for the MHSAA Athlete of the Half Century.

1993 Volleyball Provincial AAA runner up - 1st team all star
1994 Volleyball Provincial AAA Champions - MVP
1991-1994 Track and Field Discus AAAA Champion - record holder
1991-1994 Track and Field Javelin AAAA Champion - record holder
1994 Badminton Provincial Team Champions
1994 Manitoba High School Athlete of the Year
1994 Manitoba High School “Scholar Athlete” of the Year