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Cardinal adds Canada West Hall of Fame to impressive résumé

Cardinal adds Canada West Hall of Fame to impressive résumé

Alberta men's volleyball grad was 2003 CIS Player of the Year

EDMONTON – There was barely an honour that Pascal Cardinal didn’t claim during his five years as a student-athlete at the University of Alberta, playing volleyball from 1998 to 2003.

Now, the Winnipeg native can add Canada West Hall of Famer to his list of accomplishments after being named the latest inductee on Tuesday.

Cardinal’s list of individual awards is lengthy, as he won both the conference and national rookie of the year awards in 1999, was the 2003 Canada West and CIS Player of the Year, as well as the University of Alberta’s Male Athlete of the Year.

Cardinal was part of two Canada West championship teams (1999 and 2002) and has a complete collection of medals from the national championship medal collection, including gold in 2002.

When he finished his Golden Bears career in 2003, Cardinal was the team’s career leader in kills, points, and attacks. As of 2019, he still holds the Canada West record for kills in a season, recording 432 in 1999-2000.

To read more about his 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.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.