Athletics

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


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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


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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


VIU gets in the zone for the CCAA National Women's Basketball Championship

VIU Gets In The Zone For The CCAA National Women's Basketball Championship

March 11, 2020

VIU Mariners women’s basketball team has home court advantage heading into CCAA National Women’s Basketball Championship. The top women’s university and college basketball players from across the country will be giving it their all in high-paced action at the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Basketball Championship hosted at Vancouver Island University (VIU)... Read more


VIU Mariners Soccer Teams Heading to Nationals

VIU Mariners Soccer Teams Heading to Nationals

October 30, 2019

VIU Mariners men’s and women’s soccer teams looking to bring home some hardware at the CCAA Nationals. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) men’s and women’s soccer teams will go for gold at Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships. Stephanie White, VIU Director, High Performance Sport, Recreation and Physical Literacy says very few programs send both their men’s... Read more


VIU Mariners Secure Deal With Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

VIU Mariners Secure Deal With Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

October 11, 2019

VIU Mariners, Kahunaverse Sports and Adidas announce partnership on the eve of the PACWEST court sport season openers. Vancouver Island University (VIU) Athletics and Recreation is proud to announce a new partnership with Kahunaverse Sports Group (KSG) and Adidas. Kahunaverse Sports now becomes the official uniform, sports apparel, and T-shirt provider for the VIU Mariners of the PACWEST... Read more


To inspire young female athletes to grow the game, VIU Mariners Women’s Basketball program is launching a new Training Centre.

VIU Mariners Women's Basketball Program Launches Training Centre

September 6, 2019

Striving to grow the game and support female athletes, VIU Mariners women’s basketball coach Tony Bryce, with the support of the Mariners coaching staff and student-athletes, is creating a training centre to encourage female athletes ages 12 to 18 to get out and play. “We are very excited to build the VIU Mariners women’s basketball family,” says Bryce. “While skill development will be an... Read more