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Eleanor (Haslam) Jensen, a graduate of Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan (B. A., 1960) in 1957.
She was Canada's top female sprinter from 1956 to 1960. At the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, she competed in the 100-metres, 200-metresand the 4X100-metres relay. She also represented Canada at the 1958 British Empire Games, reaching the finals in the 100 and 220 yards and winning a bronze on the 4X100 relay team.
In 1958, Eleanor as awarded the Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy by the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada as the most outstanding university athlete, the first woman to receive the award.
In 1960, she received the Governor General's Gold Medal as the most distinguished graduate at the University of Saskatchewan.
Eleanor was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1974 and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
The Eleanor Haslam Trophy is presented annually to the university which wins the women's team title at the Canada West track & field championship.