December 12th, 2012
The CCAA Athlete of the Month program recognizes student-athletes for their outstanding event performance and athletic accomplishments during that month.
The distinction is bestowed upon one male and one female student-athlete in five participating CCAA member conferences; Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA).
Dani Smith, VIU Mariners
Smith led the nationally-ranked VIU Mariners to eight straight wins in November and dropped only one set. The veteran is the backbone of her squad’s offence, one of the PACWEST’s most exciting setters and contributes defensively with digs. She’s also an excellent student who brings intensity, discipline and focus to each game. She looks forward to defending the Mariners’ title at the 2013 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship.