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.
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.