Trinity Western Spartans

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Trinity Western Spartans
Logo
University Trinity Western University
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Canada West
BCIHL
Athletic director Murray Hall
Location Langley, British Columbia
Varsity teams 11
Football stadium Rogers Park
Arena Langley Events Centre
Mascot Sparty the Spartan
Nickname Spartans
Colours
     Gold       Blue
Website twu.ca/athletics/

The Trinity Western Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. The university's teams are members of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and compete in the Canada West Universities Athletics Association, and where applicable, in the Pacific division.[1]

Since joining Canada West and the CIS in 2001, Spartans teams have captured eight CIS national championships. The men's soccer team has qualified for the CIS national championship five times, and the women's soccer team has won four Canada West titles, competed at the national championship six times, and won five CIS titles. The women's volleyball team has qualified for nationals five times, and men's volleyball has won two Canada West titles, competed at nationals seven times, and won three national championships. The hockey team has won two BCIHL championships, and the men's basketball team advanced to the Final 8 for the first time in 2011, finishing second.

Varsity Sports[edit]

Men's and women's teams compete in the following sports:

Results from CIS Championships[edit]

CIS National Champions, the 2006 Men's Volleyball team

Although TWU only joined the CIS in 2001, the Spartans have already made a notable impression. Their victories at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level include:

  • CIS Gold, Women's Soccer, 2013
  • CIS Gold, Women's Soccer, 2012
  • CIS Gold, Men's Volleyball, 2012
  • CIS Gold, Women's Track and Field (High Jump - Emma Nuttall), 2012
  • CIS Bronze, Women's Track and Field (1500m - Fiona Benson), 2012
  • CIS Gold, Men's Volleyball, 2011
  • CIS Bronze, Women's Volleyball, 2011
  • CIS Silver, Men's Basketball, 2011
  • CIS Silver, Men's Volleyball, 2010
  • CIS Bronze, Men's Soccer, 2010
  • CIS Bronze, Men's Soccer, 2009
  • CIS Gold, Women's Soccer, 2009
  • CIS Gold, Women's Soccer, 2008
  • CIS Silver, Men's Soccer, 2008
  • CIS Bronze, Men's Volleyball, 2007
  • CIS 4th place, Women's Volleyball, 2007
  • CIS Gold, Men's Volleyball, 2006
  • CIS Silver, Men's Soccer, 2006
  • CIS 5th place, Women's Volleyball, 2006
  • CIS 5th Place, Women's Soccer, 2006
  • CIS Bronze, Men's Soccer, 2005
  • CIS Silver, Men's Volleyball, 2005
  • CIS Gold, Women's Soccer, 2004
  • CIS Bronze, Men's Volleyball, 2004
  • CIS Bronze Men's Track and Field (600m - Justin Beanblossom), 2003
  • CIS Bronze Women's Track and Field (Shot Put - Aleena Zibin), 2003
  • CIS Gold, Women's Track and Field (60m - Laura Wilson), 2002
  • CIS Silver Men's Track and Field (1000m - Ian Sharp), 2002
  • CIS Bronze Men's Track and Field (600m - Justin Beanblossom), 2002
  • CIS Bronze Women's Track and Field (Shot Put - Aleena Zibin), 2003

Canada West Championships[edit]

The Spartans have also done well at the regional level, in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association division of Canadian Interuniversity Sport:

  • CanadaWest Gold, Women's Track and Field (3000m - Alison Jackson), 2013 & 2014
  • CanadaWest Gold, Men's Volleyball, 2012
  • CanadaWest Gold, Men's Track and Field (60m Hurdles - Calum Innes), 2012
  • CanadaWest Gold, Women's Soccer, 2009
  • CanadaWest Gold, Men's Volleyball, 2007
  • CanadaWest Gold, Women's Soccer, 2006
  • CanadaWest Gold, Men's Soccer, 2006
  • CanadaWest Gold, Men's Soccer, 2005
  • CanadaWest Gold, Women's Soccer, 2004

CIS Individual Awards[edit]

The Spartans have also won several individual awards at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level:

  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Ben Ball named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Ben Josephson named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Jarrod Offereins named CIS Libero of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Rudy Verhoeff named CIS Dale Iwanoczko
  • 2011 Women's Soccer Graham Roxburgh named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Women's Volleyball Ryan Hofer named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2010 Women's Soccer Alicia Tesan named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2009 Men's Soccer Paul Hamilton named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2008 Women's Soccer Nikki Wright named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2007 Men's Soccer Nic Perugini named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2007 Men's Volleyball Josh Howatson named CIS Male Athlete of the Year - BLG Award
  • 2007 Men's Volleyball Josh Howatson named CIS men's volleyball Player of the Year
  • 2004 Men's Volleyball Chris Meehan named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2006 Spartan women's volleyball Head Coach Ryan Hofer was named Male Coach of the Year by Volleyball Canada

BCIHL Individual Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Men's Hockey Tim Zwiers named BCIHL Goalie of the Year
  • 2011 Men's Hockey John-Paul Chapman named BCIHL Goalie of the Year

Media[edit]

Spartan Canada West Universities Athletic Association games can be seen live on www.Canadawest.tv while British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League hockey games can be seen live on http://sportscanada.tv/.

The Spartans are known for their spirited fans, who have earned the title of "The Spartan Faithful."

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