VIU Women's Soccer Coach Bobbi Taylor

VIU’s Bobbie Taylor named CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year

November 8, 2023

Bobbie Taylor of the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year. Taylor was honoured at the 2023 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship, hosted by Holland College. The VIU Mariners found themselves in somewhat of a rebuild this season, losing key players to graduation, including the 2022 Player... Read more

Danielle Hyde on the left receiving her award from a CCAA representative

VIU's Danielle Hyde named 2023 CCAA Athletic Director of the Year

June 14, 2023

Hyde is the first VIU athletic director to win the award. Danielle Hyde, VIU Director of Athletics and Recreation, has been named the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Athletic Director of the Year. Hyde, colloquially referred to as "D" in the VIU Athletics and Recreation department and already a CCAA Hall of Fame and VIU Wall of Fame inductee as a student-athlete, is the first... Read more

Split screen shot of Shea Battie smiling for a profile photo on the left, and in action on the turf on the right

VIU Mariners soccer player receives CCAA Torchbearer Scholarship

April 18, 2023

Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners Women's Soccer athlete Shea Battie is a recipient of the CCAA Torchbearer Scholarship for 2023 for her work in helping to build peace through play. A fifth-year winger majoring in Kinesiology, Battie's international initiative began following a connection with Journey House Actions Rwanda (JHA), a non-profit program based in Gashora. Introduced to JHA by... Read more

A group of VIU Mariners women's volleyball teammates celebrate in a circle on the volleyball court

VIU women’s volleyball team seeks national title on home turf

March 1, 2023

The team will try for its fifth consecutive championship during the CCAA Nationals in Nanaimo from March 8 to 11. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners women’s volleyball team will look to make history when they host the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship this month. The team has won the last four CCAA National Championships and... Read more

VIU Mariners women's volleyball team celebrating

VIU named host of the 2023 CCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship

July 21, 2022

Mariners women's volleyball team has won the last four consecutive CCAA National Championships and looks to become the first to win five straight. Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the Mariners will host the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women's Volleyball National Championship in 2023, the CCAA announced today. The VIU Mariners women's volleyball program has won the... Read more

Picture of Amber Lease

National Championship Basketball Tournament a Fond Farewell for VIU Student

March 18, 2022

Fifth-year student Amber Lease will suit up as a Mariner for the final time during the CCAA national tournament at VIU. There will be no shortage of top talent to watch during the 2022 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Basketball Championship taking place at Vancouver Island University (VIU) this month. And for VIU Mariners women’s basketball team member Amber Lease... Read more

VIU Mariners Women's Basketball

VIU Mariners Women’s Basketball Team Aims for National Title on Home Turf

March 11, 2022

The national tournament, originally scheduled for 2020 but cancelled due to the pandemic, takes place March 25-27 at VIU. It’s a championship showdown – two years in the making. The top female university and college basketball players in Canada will descend on Nanaimo this month for the 2022 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Basketball Championship. From March 25-27... Read more

VIU Mariners Volleyball

Four VIU Teams Top the First CCAA National Rankings of 2022

February 10, 2022

Say it four times for the first time: the VIU Mariners are number one. According to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), the Vancouver Island University Mariners have "made history" by topping four CCAA national rankings simultaneously in women's basketball, men's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's volleyball. The four Mariners squads boast a combined regular season record... Read more

Kayla Gromme and Emma Platner

Two VIU Mariners Alumni Take on New Roles as Apprentice Coaches

November 1, 2021

The pair were selected as participants in this year's CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program. Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners alumni have returned as apprentice coaches after being selected as participants in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Female Apprentice Coach Program (FACP). Emma Platner and Kayla Gromme will be on the sidelines this year assisting... Read more

Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

October 23, 2020

The Mariners Athletics and Recreation department is proud to announce three former female student-athletes are joining the ranks of coaches for the 2020-21 sports season. Three Vancouver Island University (VIU) graduates are back with the sports teams they have devoted so much of their time to over the past five years as apprentice coaches.   Andrea Čanković, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta... Read more