March 19th, 2017
VIU Athletics has lots to celebrate !! This years Awards Banquet will be held at the Coast Bastion Hotel on April 11th.
There will be over 100 individual awards presented, with an 11th PACWEST Aggregate award, 3 PACWEST titles and 4 national medals highlighting the evening.
More 2016-17 Highlights
3 - PACWEST Champions (Women’s soccer, Women’s Volleyball and Men’s basketball)
4- National medals - Women’s Volleyball (bronze) , 3 Badminton (1silver, 2 bronze)
2 – PACWEST medals Men’s Volleyball Silver , Women’s Basketball Bronze
5 - Academic All-Canadians
19 – PACWEST Academic Excellence Award
4 – All-Canadians (Shun Takano, Usama Zaid, Megan Rosenlund and Braydon Brouwer)
Dr. Abe Avender – National Coach of the year, Anup Kang and Dr Abe Avender PACWEST Coaches of the year
Hosted 2017 PACWEST Volleyball Championships
2- CCAA Players of the year (Megan Rosenlund, Usama Zaid)
4- PACWEST Players of the year
17 - PACWEST league All-Stars
23 - PACWEST Athletes of the week
Extremely large graduating year, 16 fifth year players
6 of 8 teams competed at Nationals championships
New records set in men’s basketball by Usama Zaid .. 55 pts in a single game plus 28.5 Pts per game average
3 MVP’s at PACWEST Championships (Mikayla Wagner, Usama Zaid, Rachel Jones)
Men’s Basketball PACWEST Champions three consecutive years .
Women’s volleyball earn 17th national medal