The inaugural class of the Canada West Hall of Fame will include the University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s volleyball dynasty from 1982-88.
The Canada West conference made the announcement Tuesday. The Hall of Fame launched this year and is celebrating 100 years of sport in Western Canada by inducting 100 athletes, teams and builders.
The Wesmen won six straight national championships between 1982-88. In all of those campaigns, the Wesmen had a player who was named the CIAU Player of the Year. The Wesmen women went 123-0 during a stretch between 1987-89. The Wesmen weren’t just piling up wins against Canadian competition, but also international teams, including the Texas Longhorns, who won the 1988 NCAA championship.
The Wesmen will honour the 1982-88 teams with a special ceremony prior to the start of the current Wesmen women’s game against the Brandon Bobcats on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at the Duckworth Centre.
Last month, the Hall of Fame inducted the Wesmen men’s volleyball teams from 1970-74.