Other schools questioned if Jane was even eligible to compete in the CISAA—a question you typically get from those who are being beaten soundly. Named 1980-81 Female Athlete of the Year in her one and only year at Ridley, Jane not only made a name for herself on campus but, ultimately, in the world of rowing at large.
Though a record-setting swimmer at McMaster University, her speed in shell on top of the water earned her Commonwealth Games gold and World Championship bronze in 1984. She made three consecutive Canadian Olympic teams in 1980, 1984 and 1988, earning an Olympic silver medal at the 1984 games in Los Angeles. A Rowing Canada Award of Merit winner and Subaru Triathlon series winner, Jane still counts among her great sport memories the "Row Blacks Row!" reverberating from her schoolmates in Port Dalhousie's grandstand.
“Be humble. There is often someone in the wings trying to knock you off your perch. They don’t need a better reason to do so!”