40th Annual VIU Athletics Awards Banquet

March 31st, 2016

On April 12th the VIU Mariners will cel;ebrate another successful season !!

The event will take place at the Coast Bastion Inn starting at 6:30pm.

So many highlights from the season ... here are some of them.


PACWEST AGGREGATE CHAMPIONS for eighth consecutive year

Women’s Volleyball CCAA National Champions

Hosted the 2016 CCAA Nationals  Badminton championships

VIU represented at 4 National championships
Nanaimo Sports Achievement  Awards , Jenna Carver Athlete of the year, Melissa Liew and Graydon Robb Partners of the year and Matt Kuzminski as Coach of the year.

18 PACWEST All-Stars
17 PACWEST Academic Excellence awards
6  All-Canadians
7 Academic All-Canadians

Men’s and Women’s Basketball PACWEST Provincial Champions in the same year …First ever!!

PACWEST Athletes of the year Across All Sports - Tylar Turnbull (volleyball) Josh Ross (basketball)

National Silver and Bronze medals in Badminton – Singles events

Provincial Gold medal in Men's and Women's Singles - Badminton

Provincial Champions in Women's and Men's Singles – Badminton

PACWEST Athletes of the year – Tylar Turnbull and Josh Ross 

Graydon Robb named Sport BC, Collegiate Athlete of the year

PACWEST Coaches of the year Janice Walker, Matt Kuzminski, Shane Hyde

National Coach of the year Janice Walker - Badminton

Women’s Soccer PACWEST Provincial Silver Medalists, plus top GK ( Emily Rowbotham)  and top Defender (Sam Rodgers)

Zach Grigg, Men’s Volleyball  sets new all-time record of 8 aces in match

Men’s Volleyball PACWEST Bronze Medalists
PACWEST Provincials MVP’s Lanae Adams (women’s basketball), John Thompson (Men’s Basketball), Tylar Turnbull (women’s Volleyball

Fair Play award at CCAA Women’s Basketball Championships

PACWEST Fair Play award for Women’s Soccer
PACWEST Players of the Year - Jesse Bazergui (Men’s Volleyball), Melissa Liew and Graydon Robb (Badminton), Josh Ross (Men’s Basketball), Tylar Turnbull (Women’s Volleyball), Sienna Pollard (Women's Basketball)

Josh Ross named 2016 CCAA national men’s basketball player of the year