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Joanne McTaggart, a graduate of Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon, enrolled at University of Saskatchewan (B. Ed., 1977) in 1974.
In her rookie year with the Huskies, she won conference championships in the 40 yards and 300 metres. That same year she was Western Canadian Junior Champion in the 50 and 200 metres and the Canadian senior indoor 200 champion.
Joanne won 10 conference titles in her four years with the Huskies, highlighted by a world record performance of 38.2 seconds in the 300 metres at the 1975 championships in Edmonton.
She won a gold medal on the Canadian 4X400-metre relay team at the 1975 Pan-American Games in Mexico City and a bronze in the 4X100-metre relay.
She qualified for the relay team at the 1972 Munich Olympics but Canada didn't enter. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Joanne competed in the 200 metres and finished fourth in the 4X100-metre relay.
Joanne is inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.