Calgary's Gingera enters Hall of Fame

Calgary's Gingera enters Hall of Fame

Hometown standout sparked Dinos to 1989 national title

EDMONTON – As a member of the University of Calgary men’s volleyball team, Randy Gingera brought excellence and excitement every time he stepped on the court.

A five-year starter for his hometown team, Gingera led the Dinos to conference and national titles in 1989 when he was named both the Canada West and CIAU men’s Volleyball Player of the Year, as well as Calgary’s Male Athlete of the Year.

The volleyball standout was inducted Monday as the 75th inductee in the Canada West Hall of Fame's inaugural class.

Known for his jump serve and leaping ability, Gingera was instrumental in the Dinos historic 1988-89 season, when Calgary suffered just one loss en route to a national title.

The outside hitter spent eight years with the Canadian national team, highlighted by an appearance at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

To read more about Gingera's career, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 



About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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