By Ellen Tsaprailis
Photos by John Lehmann

Carleton University alumna and former Ravens water polo star, Waneek Horn-Miller, has been inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame.

With a gold medal performance at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg as a member of the women’s national water polo team, Horn-Miller went on to serve as co-captain of the first Canadian women’s Olympic water polo team that finished fifth at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

She then captained the Canadian team to a world championship bronze medal in Japan in 2001.

Horn-Miller is the first water polo player to receive the honour.

Inducted into the Ravens Hall of Fame in 2014, Horn-Miller was Carleton’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997. In the same three-year period she was the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) MVP and first team All Star winner.

From 1990-1997, Horn-Miller won 20 gold medals at the North American Indigenous Games, 19 for water polo and one for rifle shooting.

From Kahnawake, Que., Horn-Miller graduated with a BA from Carleton in 2000. She is the first Mohawk woman to compete in an Olympic Games and is a vocal advocate for Indigenous sport in Canada and internationally.

Waneek Horn-Miller

Monday, May 27, 2019 in , ,
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