Socrates adds CW Hall of Fame to impressive resume

Socrates adds CW Hall of Fame to impressive resume

Victoria distance runner was dominant in cross country and track

EDMONTON – Silverado Socrates has run her way into the Canada West Hall of Fame.

The former University of Victoria Vikes cross country and track distance runner is the latest conference inductee into the Hall of Fame, as Canada West continues to celebrate 100 years of university sport in Western Canada.

Socrates (formerly Brenda Shackleton) was a three-time CIAU Cross Country Athlete of the Year, and was also the 1987-88 CIAU Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She won a combined five CIAU gold medals over her career, and culminated her time as a student-athlete by being named UVic Female Athlete of the Year (1987-88).

To read more about Socrates' career at Victoria, which included three national cross country team titles, 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.