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Patricia Lawson, a graduate of Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskaton, enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan (B. A., 1950; B.Ed., 1953) in 1947.
During her four years of studies, Pat was a member of 13 senior intervarsity teams, tying the recrod set by Dorothy (McKenzie) Walton 20 years earlier.
She was the first University of Saskatchewan athlete to win a Major Athletic Award in just her second year.
While at the University of Saskatchewan, she was amember of the Saskatoon Adilman Aces, who won the 1959 Canadian Senior Women's Basketball Championship. She was also on the Canadian basketball team for the 1959 Pan-Am Games in Chicago.
In 1956, she joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Education and was appointed Women's Athletic Director, a position she held until 1967. She continued on faculty until 1990.
Pat coached the Huskiette basketball team from 1956 to 1964 and again in 1967-68.
As a sports administrator she was president of the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and also president of the Canadian Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union.
Pat was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1985 and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
The Patricia Lawson Trophy is awarded to the female rookie of the year in Huskie Athletics.