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Playing for the Huskies at keeper from 1988 to 1992, Kent Kowalski put himself in the national spotlight and turned heads even when the team wasn’t showing success in the standings. In the four year span, the Huskies won just six games yet Kent was given both the Huskies lone Canada West All-Star spot and CIAU All-Canadian spot at keeper in 1990. He was also a Canada West All-Star in 1989. Kent’s All-Canadian nod is just one of four in program history.
Kent went on to play with the Winnipeg Fury in the professional Canadian Soccer League for three years, winning a championship in 1992. He has gone on take an assistant coaching role with the team for 13 years.
He was active as a child competing in speed skating, softball and hockey. He played in the 1989 Canada Summer Games for Saskatchewan as keeper. He currently competes in pole vault with Riversdale Athletics Club and holds the masters record.
Kent is a strong academic and a professor in the College of Kinesiology. He holds a PhD in Kinesiology, a B.A Honours in Psychology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
He becomes the first Huskie men’s soccer player to be inducted into the U of S Athletic Wall of Fame.