EDMONTON – Josh Howatson's tremendous individual and team success as a volleyball student-athlete at Trinity Western University from 2003 to 2007 was rewarded Wednesday, as Howatson was announced as the latest Canada West Hall of Fame inductee.
The six-foot-six setter earned a host of awards during his career, culminating in 2007 when he became Trinity Western’s first BLG Award winner as the Canadian university male athlete of the year, while also being named national men’s volleyball MVP.
That season he led TWU to their first Canada West conference title, a year after he was part of the team’s first national title.
A two-time CIAU championship tournament all-star, Howatson has a complete set of medals from nationals, having picked up silver in 2005 and bronze in 2007.
A Victoria native, Howatson went on to play internationally for Canada, including at the 2010 World Championships, as well as professionally in France, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.
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ABOUT THE CANADA WEST HALL OF FAME
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.