Former Lacombe resident Trisha Lorenz was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC) at a ceremony held in Edmonton on May 10th.
The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association.
The first-ever inductee group consisted of a total of 50 athletes, coaches and builders who were recognized for their significant achievements or contributions at various stages of the ACAC’s first 50 years of operation.
Lorenz captured the true essence of excellence as a student athlete as she succeeded on the court and in her studies at Augustana University College in Camrose.
Lorenz combined the athletic accomplishments of three consecutive ACAC All-Conference Team Awards (1989-92), two Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All-Canadian Team Awards (1989-90, 1991-92) and two ACAC regular season scoring titles (20.9 ppg in 1990-91; 16.9 ppg in 1991-92) with an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree which she earned with Great Distinction since she maintained an honour’s standing for all three years (1989-1992).
Her well-earned reputation as a hard worker saw Lorenz seek out individual extra practice sessions to enhance her skills in order to help her team when she was needed most.
After graduation from Augustana she moved on to play two years at the University of Lethbridge and then embarked upon a coaching career back at Augustana University College from 1994-99 where she moved from assistant to head coach. Lorenz earned a Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Lethbridge and followed up with a Master of Physical Education Degree at the University of Alberta.
She graduated from Lacombe Composite High School in 1989.
Lorenz and her husband Don reside in Raymond, Alberta where they are raising a family of three boys.
Her parents, Rosemary and Lyle Lorenz, currently reside in Lacombe.
– Lyle and Rosemary Lorenz