Campus Life

Horns Scholarship Breakfast to feature Tewksbury, Muir

Consistently striving to push through limits to achieve exceptional results, University of Lethbridge Pronghorn athletes are grooming the traits that will help them succeed in athletics, academics and beyond.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 (7 to 9 a.m., 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness Gymnasium), Pronghorn Athletics will welcome Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir, founders of Great Traits to campus. It's an opportunity for local individuals and organizations to tap into Great Traits and experience an interactive, fast-paced and inspiring session featuring two of the country's most prominent Olympians and high performance experts at the 2013 Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast.

Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir will be the fetaured speakers at the 2013 Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast.

"Our inaugural breakfast last year, featuring Brian Williams, was very well received and we're looking to build on that success this fall," says Robb Engen, manager of Business Development, Sport and Recreation Services. "By bringing Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir to campus, this is an opportunity to give our supporters access to a very valuable resource."

Olympic gold medallist Tewksbury and Olympic champion and hall of fame coach Muir have teamed up to form Great Traits (, a professional development company focused on the fundamentals of achievement, leadership and legacy. Together, they have authored a book (The Great Traits of Champions) and offer a variety of workshops and training programs to a wide range of clients.

Tewksbury, a true swimming icon in the country, first came to prominence at the Barcelona Olympics, where he won gold, silver and bronze medals. He has since been inducted into three halls of fame, enjoyed an international speaking career, is a passionate human rights advocate, authored three books and hosted numerous television shows.

Muir is an internationally respected leader, one of Canada's greatest coaches and an influential voice within the Canadian sport system. She was a pioneer with the national synchronized swimming team, leading Canada into two Olympic Games, and has spent more than a decade working with Own the Podium, connecting many of Canada's top sport organizations to higher levels of performance. Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

The Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast was launched in 2012 during the University's 45th anniversary and raises money for U of L student athletes now and into the future. Its goal is to continue to provide essential funding as the Horns build and maintain a competitive athletic program.

"Scholarship funding is so important because it helps our teams in terms of recruiting and allows us to assist our student athletes as they balance their academics with their sport," says Engen.

Tickets for the 2013 Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast are priced at $125 per ticket or $1,000 for a table of 10. To register for the breakfast, visit Those interested in becoming sponsors can contact Robb Engen at 403-332-5253 or