The VIU Mariner Men’s Volleyball teams will compete for gold at the CCAA nationals

VIU's Men's and Women's Volleyball Teams Head to Nationals

March 4, 2019

The VIU Mariner Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams will compete for gold at the CCAA nationals. The VIU Mariner Men’s’ and Women’s Volleyball teams will compete for gold in the CCAA nationals.  The VIU Men’s Volleyball team ended the season on a high note by scoring gold at the PACWEST championship. The team hasn’t won gold at provincials since 2007.   “We’ve had a lot of up and downs this... Read more

VIU Women's Volleyball Team Wins Gold at National Championship

March 13, 2018

Mariners beat British Columbia rivals to claim victory The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners women’s volleyball team fought for every point during the national championship to claim gold. Despite entering the championship ranked fourth for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship, the VIU Mariners brought confidence, an enthusiasm to... Read more

VIU Mariners Men's Soccer Team are National Champions

November 16, 2017

Vancouver Island University team claims victory with 1-0 win over Douglas Royals Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Mariners men’s soccer team won the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Soccer National Championship. Rain pounded Merle Logan Field, but the Mariners didn’t let the weather dampen their spirit and scored a goal in the first half of the game and hung on to win 1-... Read more

VIU Alum Danielle (Gaudet) Hyde Inducted Into the CCAA Hall of Fame

June 2, 2017

Mariner champion Danielle (Gaudet) Hyde will join nine other athletes at a ceremony in Abbotsford, June 6, to be inducted into the CCAA Hall of Fame  Danielle (Gaudet) Hyde, a four-time Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian in Women’s Volleyball, will be inducted into the CCAA Hall of Fame in the Athlete Category. Hyde is one of the most decorated student-athletes to ever... Read more

VIU Mariners Volleyball Champion Returns to Team as Apprentice Coach

February 16, 2017

VIU alumna and former VIU player Tylar Turnbull hopes to help lead the team to another first place finish, this time as a CCAA Female Apprentice Coach  Whether she is killing it on the court as a player or, like now, leading on the bench as a coach – it’s good to have Tylar Turnbull on your side. The former Vancouver Island University (VIU) student-athlete graduated in 2016 after leading the... Read more

VIU Launches Hockey Club

January 23, 2017

New VIU club, made possible with support of community partners, will join the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League  Mariners hockey is officially coming to Vancouver Island University (VIU) thanks to the hard work of VIU Hockey Inc., a non-profit organization established in 2015 by a group of hockey enthusiasts with the sole intention of launching a university club in Nanaimo. Because of their... Read more

VIU Mariners Women's Soccer PACWEST Provincial Champions

November 3, 2016

VIU Mariners win the crown in hard fought battle against defending PACWEST champions Douglas College Royals  After a hard fought year the 2016 PACWEST women’s soccer season came down to a fierce battle between Vancouver Island University Mariners and the defending champions Douglas College Royals. The Mariners scored early in the Oct. 29 matchup and managed to protect their 1-0 lead to become... Read more

VIU Hosts Women's National Basketball Championships

March 5, 2015

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hosting the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) women’s basketball national championships at the Nanaimo campus March 18 to 21.   Eight of the top Canadian Collegiate teams from across the country will play for gold including VIU’s Mariners. Their first match will be on Thursday, March 19, at 6 pm in VIU’s gymnasium and the games are open... Read more

VIU Mariners soccer teams inspire Aboriginal Youth

July 9, 2014

Coaches and players from Vancouver Island University’s men’s and women’s Mariners soccer teams will help teach and inspire more than 400 Aboriginal children about the joy of sport. Team members will assist Vancouver Whitecaps FC representatives in the 3rd annual Hope and Health skills and drills soccer clinic for Aboriginal youth, taking place today (Wednesday, July 9) at Merle Logan Field in... Read more

VIU Athletes Give Back To Community

May 13, 2014

Vancouver Island University (VIU) athletes gave back to the community today by assisting at an event that combines spelling and sports at Ladysmith Secondary School. Up to 120 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students from Nanaimo-Ladysmith and the Cowichan Valley school districts tested their knowledge in the 11th annual Spuptitul language competition, the first to be hosted in the Nanaimo-... Read more