Pronghorn Athletics has produced national champions and record-setters, Olympians and mentors, all while being at the forefront of regional sport and wellness.
We challenge and empower student-athletes by delivering a unique undergraduate and graduate experience that inspires excellence and leaves a lasting impression. Our athletic program is integral to the educational process and strives to provide meaningful competitive experiences that prepare our student-athletes for future success and foster a lifetime commitment to wellness.
Pronghorn Athletics fuels the uLethbridge spirit in our community, both internally and externally. We ignite a passion and instil a work ethic in our student-athletes, through the delivery of a uniquely personalized high-performance program, as they pursue their academic, athletic and personal goals. That pursuit of excellence includes competing and striving for the pinnacle of their chosen sport.
We recognize that the development of a student-athlete as a future leader cannot be done without the purposeful engagement and active involvement of that student-athlete in their broader community. Pronghorn Athletics continuously focuses on the value of a community committed to the University and actively fosters meaningful relationships with our alumni, the broader southern Alberta community and Pronghorn supporters, wherever they may be.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Peter Millman (BA '17) came to Lethbridge while he was still completing high school to train with legendary uLethbridge track and field coach, Larry Steinke. Adjusting to university life and varsity athletics wasn't easy. Balancing long hours training, studying and a work schedule took its toll. "I struggled my first year, but Larry stuck with me. He helped me find my groove."
Peter's persistence and dedication paid off. In his second year, he quickly emerged as the best thrower in the country. At the top of his game, Peter also began to succeed academically, thanks largely to the support and encouragement of history professor, Dr. Heidi MacDonald. "I was so focused on the sports, I just needed to find the same drive in the classroom that I had on the field. Heidi helped me find an area that I love and she pushed me to see I had more potential to do something academically."
In 2017, Peter crossed the stage at Convocation with his family in town to cheer him on. With many athletic titles and a degree in hand, he's staying at uLethbridge to continue with his sport and his study of Canadian history as a Master's of Arts student. Q