VIU honours top athletes at awards banquet

By Dan Marshall
April 16, 2019 - 7:55am

Harry Fayle and Chantal Cumming were named VIU's Male and Female Athletes of the Year on Monday at the school's annual awards banquetBrent Dunlop

NANAIMO — The VIU Mariners held their awards banquet on Monday after a stellar year of PACWEST and CCAA competition.
 
In 2018-19 the Mariners captured double gold in CCAA volleyball, a men's national basketball title, and a women's provincial championship.
 
This week VIU named Harry Fayle as it's Male Athlete of the Year, and Chantal Cumming as the Female Athlete of the Year.
 
Fayle is in his second year on the men’s basketball team and had a fantastic 18-19 season.

Harry Fayle
CCAA National Champion
CCAA All-Canadian
PACWEST Athlete of the Year Across All Sports
PACWEST Gold Medalist
PACWEST Men’s Basketball Player of the Year
PACWEST First team All-Star
 
Cumming has part of the national champion volleyball team and just completed her fifth year at VIU.

Chantal Cumming
CCAA MVP at Nationals
CCAA Academic All-Canadian
PACWEST Gold medalist
PACWEST First Team All-Star

The two Unsung Hero awards both went to volleyball players with Tova Rae and Jeff Webb accepting the awards.

Cara Dunlop (women's soccer) and Ty Dvorack (men's volleyball) were recognized as the top freshman athletes this season.
 
Commitment, leadership and performance are the criteria for the President's Awards.
 
They were selected by the VIU coaches with university president Ralph Nilson presenting the awards to these students:
 
Lexi Fawcett - Women’s Soccer
Griffin Douglas - Men’s Soccer
Joivin Joy - Badminton
Alex Foston - Golf
Amanda Dobbyn - Women’s Volleyball
Isaac Bevis - Men’s Volleyball
Kiara Johnston - Women’s Basketball
Emmanuel Degal - Men’s Basketball
 
The Top Student Athlete Awards are based on having the highest grade point average over the past three terms.
 
Nicholas Xylinas and Madeline Hart from the basketball program were the winners.
 
In all 21 students were given Academic Excellence Awards for holding a 3.7 GPA of the past three terms.
   
VIU athletes and coaches were also recognized at the CCAA and PACWEST levels.
 
Here are some of those accomplishments:
 
The 2019 PACWEST Female Athlete of the Year - Karoline Tormena 
The 2019 PACWEST Male Athlete of the Year - Harry Fayle
 
PACWEST Players of the Year (in their specific sport)
Wyatt Brook - Golf
Harry Fayle - Men’s Basketball
Karoline Tormena - Women’s Volleyball
Chloe Gummer - Women’s Soccer
 
PACWEST Coaches of the Year (in their specific sport)
Kevin Lindo - Women’s Soccer
Tony Bryce - Women’s Basketball
 
2019 PACWEST All-Rookie Women’s Volleyball Team - Karoline Tormena
2019 PACWEST Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year - Cara Dunlop
2019 PACWEST Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year – Tyus Barfoot
 
CCAA All-Canadian Awards
Amber Lease - Basketball
Harry Fayle - Basketball
Karoline Tormena - Volleyball
Chloe Gummer – Soccer
Wyatt Brook - Golf
 
17 PACWEST First and Second Team All-Stars
9 CCAA Academic All-Canadian Awards

 
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