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The University of Windsor Lancers are set to add four former standouts to the school’s Alumni Sports Hall of Fame.

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Former Lancer women’s basketball star Iva Peklova will be featured this year along with former track and field stars Kyle Robinson, Tanya Sawyers and Rich Tremain, who also ran cross country.

Athletes would normally be admitted during the Welcome Weekend in early fall. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a commemorative video will be released on Wednesday at 7pm.

Peklova, a 6-foot-5 forward from the Czech Republic, who graduated in 2011, helped the Lancers win three OUA gold medals and was part of the school’s first two national championships.

Peklova, a five-time Canadian scholar, was named Lancer’s 2008 Rookie of the Year and OUA West Division Rookie of the Year, while also earning conference and national rookie team honors. In 2009, she was named to the all-star team at the national championship tournament.

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Robinson, who graduated in 1998, was named to the All-Canadian First Team three times and a two-time OUA All-Star. He twice captured a national gold medal in the men’s 60-meter hurdles and helped the 4 × 200-meter relay team to a national gold medal in his third year. His personal best time with the Lancers of 8.02 remains a school record in the 60-meter hurdles.

Sawyers, who graduated in 2002, was a fully Canadian pitcher and a two-time OUA All-Star. She captured national and conference gold medals in the shot put and helped the Lancers win three OAU team titles as well as one national time.

Sawyers was the Banner Shield winner as the Lancer Female Athlete of the Year in her final season and is third on the school’s all-time list in shot put with a 14.59-meter throw.

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Tremain, who graduated in 1998, won the Lancers Olympic Shield and named OUA an athlete of the match twice. Tremain was a 12-time OUA All-Star in athletics and captured 10 conference gold medals along with two silver medals.

Nationally, Tremain was named fully Canadian nine times winning two gold medals and seven silver medals.

In cross country, Tremain was a two-time OUA All-Star and All-Canadian while twice finishing in the top three in the conference championship.

Along with the new members, the Lancers will recognize Jeff May, who graduated in 2001, with the Alumni Sports Achievement Award for his contributions to sports beyond the University of Windsor.

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