Megan wins Major Sport BC award

March 25th, 2018

Megan Rosenlund wins another major award !! Last night at the 52nd Sport BC awards banquet, held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, Megan was named the Sport BC College Athlete of the Year.

Megan Rosenlund was the captain and leader of the 2017 Mariner Women's Volleyball team. In 2017 she won CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) player of the year, PACWEST player of the year, CCAA Bronze medal, PACWEST Gold, CCAA All-Canadian and VIU Mariner athlete of the year. Currently Megan is playing professional volleyball in Denmark.

At five foot nine inches Megan uses every inch of her vertically challenged frame to excel at every aspect of the sport. Megan led the extremely competitive 2017 PACWEST conference in total kills with 277, 3.34 per set average, 12th in the conference in total aces and is 4th in total overall offence. Megan started her post secondary career as a libero and transitioned to the power position in her 3rd season with the Mariners. Although Megan is looked upon to lead the VIU squad in offence she doesn't forget where her roots come from and that is her strong defensive play. As a power hitter for the Mariners, Megan was 8th overall in total digs and had a season average passing percentage of 2.42. Megan truly did it all for the Mariners whether it's attacking, serving, passing or defending she led the powerhouse Mariners in all aspects.

It is not only on the court where Megan excels. In fact what Megan does off the court is what makes her a great ambassador for the VIU Women's Volleyball team. Megan plays the game with a positive passion and there is no one that can out work her. Her positive smile and infectious love for the game makes her a perfect role model in the community. Megan took time out of her busy schedule to coach the U18 and U16 club teams in the area. Megan will go out of her way to greet an aspiring youth volleyball player no matter what the circumstances are. Megan has become a positive role model and leader ever since she joined the Mariners. She constantly helped out with charities in the community including shaving her head in her 2nd year to help raise money for cancer research. Megan is one of the greatest ambassadors to women's sport and we are extremely proud to call her a Mariner.