Samantha Rodgers earns academic honours

VIU Mariners women's soccer defender named Academic All-Canadian

 

 

 

Following on from the Vancouver Island University Mariners’ stellar performances at the provincial and national levels, VIU’s student athletes are continuing their winning streak – this time off the court, pitch and field.

For the second time in Mariner history they’ve been recognized as the most Academic All-Canadian athletes of any school in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

To be selected as an Academic All-Canadian, students must have a B+ average or higher and be selected as a PacWest league all-star.

“This award shows the calibre of student athletes that the Mariner program is able to attract and the commitment to excellence shown by our coaches and athletes,” says Bruce Hunter, VIU’s athletic director.

Included in the students who received the Academic All-Canadian athlete distinction is Samantha Rodgers of Courtenay. The G.P. Vanier grad just completed her sophomore season with the Mariners. The 5’7″ defender is studying nursing at the Nanaimo university.

For the seventh year in a row the Mariners have won the PacWest aggregate award, which recognizes the top athletic program in the league.

 

– VIU Mariners

 

 

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