Notre Dame on behalf of Ed and Cindy Slusar
Allowing our daughter Bobbi-Jo to leave home for Notre Dame was one of the hardest things we ever had to do as parents. But playing hockey with the boys had become so rough it was giving her mom anxiety and panic attacks, so it was definitely time she started to play with girls. From the first day she arrived it was a learning experience for all of us.
As we looked on our daughter learned how to live with others in a dorm, how to manage her time and handle responsibilities. With so much ice time her game really improved, and she also played rugby and soccer. The sports kept her busy and the academics were certainly demanding. But she persevered, struggled, and finally emerged, which is one of the great sayings at the school. The smaller classes helped build her confidence, and she was surrounded by extra help from excellent teachers. Bobbi-Jo was very successful at Notre Dame. She made a lot of good friends and frequently runs into them in her travels.
The coaching, teaching and friendships seemed second to none, and she learned more about the importance of family, school and life in general. Playing hockey as a Notre Dame Hound also opened doors for Colleges and Universities to see her play. We have our beliefs, but it felt like Notre Dame offered the whole package with the sports, academics and the spiritual side of things. It just seemed right. Our best memories of Bobbi-Jo’s time at Notre Dame include the great people we met, and the winning titles they received. But by far our proudest moment was watching our daughter graduate on the President’s List, with a full-ride scholarship to Wisconsin Division I College Hockey.
Ed and Cindy Slusar,
Swift Current Saskatchewan
Proud Parents of Hound Bobbi-Jo Slusar
VOLUME 3 NOTRE DAME EXPERIENCE (page 35)