This season has been one of the most successful in recent memory for the VIU Mariners across the board.

Our women’s volleyball team defeated the King’s College Blue Devils 3-0 to win gold in the CCAA National Championship 3-0, becoming the first team to defend their championship title and the first to win back-to-back. The men’s volleyball took bronze at nationals against the Keyano Huskies in a 3-2 victory.

Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams won the PACWEST Provincial Championships. The women triumphed over the Capilano Blues 82-77. The men pulled out a win against the Douglas Royals 89-82 in an overtime thriller. The Mariners basketball teams will go on to their respective CCAA National Championships. The women will travel to Sainte-Foy, Quebec, to compete March 14 – 16. The men will ferry over to Langara College in Vancouver, BC, to play March 13 – 16.

The Mariners also boast the longest list of student-athletes for the CCAA Academic All-Canadian Awards and have the second most student-athletes for the PACWEST Academic Excellence Awards.


Managing Editor   Cole is a fourth-year creative writing student with a focus in journalism and scriptwriting. He was shortlisted for the 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Voice in Human Rights Reporting. Cole sits on the board of directors for CHLY and hosts the Kinetic Flow, a hip-hop program on the station. He is also the editor of the VIU Compass. This is his second year as Managing Editor of The Nav.

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