Huskie volleyball great inducted

Huskie volleyball great inducted

Darcey Busse led Saskatchewan to CW heights during 1980s

EDMONTON – Darcey Busse was one of the country’s finest university volleyball players during the 1980s with a standout career at the University of Saskatchewan.

The native of Moose Jaw made history as the first student-athlete to be named player of the year in Canadian men’s university volleyball on multiple occasions, receiving the honour in 1984 and 1986. He was a Canada West All-Star in all five of his seasons.

Monday the Huskies legend was inducted in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

With Saskatchewan, Busse won the Canada West title and advanced to the CIAU championship tournament on three occasions. At Nationals, the Huskies captured silver in 1980 and 1985 and bronze in 1986.

Busse capped his career receiving the E. Kent Phillips Trophy as U of S Male Athlete of the Year in 1985-86.

To learn more about Busse'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.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.