Olympian Jones enters CW Hall of Fame

Olympian Jones enters CW Hall of Fame

UBC Thunderbirds men's volleyball standout honoured

EDMONTON – UBC volleyball great Tom Jones has taken his place in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Jones was announced Monday as the latest inductee in the conference's Hall of Fame, which was launched earlier this year to honour the 100th anniversary of university sport in Western Canada.

Playing both at the hitting and setting positions during his time with the Thunderbirds, Jones helped guide UBC to a pair of Canada West titles (1976 and 1977), while also leading the T-Birds to national gold in 1976.

Beginning in 1977, Jones played for the Canadian national team competing in more than 250 international matches during his career wearing the maple leaf. Among his greatest accomplishments was co-captaining the Canadian team to a fourth-place finish at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles.

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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. 

VISIT: CanadaWestHallofFame.org

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.