Episode 11 features two Olympians, Sandy (Newsham) Maskiw and Heather (Newsham) Ruby!
The sisters from Charleswood put on a dominating performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in softball. They were two out of three pitchers on Team Canada. Sandy pitched 30 innings and picked up the team’s lone win of the tournament and Heather allowed only three runs in four games. They are also the only sisters to be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame as individuals.
On this episode, we talked about how they got into softball, finding out they made the Olympic team, their favourite Olympic memories, which member of the Team USA men’s baseball roster complimented their game, meeting Venus and Serena Williams, playing at the Olympics with a sister, and much more!