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Vaulting to Fame

Gymnast Alexandra Borowik was one of 12 Varsity Blues athletes inducted recently into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame

During her time at the University of Toronto, Alexandra Borowik flipped her way into the position of top female Varsity Blues gymnast. Borowik won medals for her floor routine, vaulting, work on the uneven bars and the beam, and in the all-around category at several University Cups and Ontario Women’s Interuniversity Athletic Association championships.

To honour her successes, Borowik (BSc 1993 NEW, MSc 1998) was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame in June, along with 11 other Varsity Blues standouts. The 25th annual event was held at Hart House.

Borowik’s talents also extended into science: She was the president of the Undergraduate Geology Society and the recipient of U of T’s Dr. Clara Benson Honour Award, given to a graduating student for outstanding ability in athletics and scholarship. Prior to her U of T days, Borowik was a member of the Canadian team for the 1987 World Gymnastics Championships.

To read about all the Varsity stars inducted into the Hall of Fame, visit and type “Sports Hall of Fame” into the search engine.

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