Two-time Olympian Morningstar made waves for Dinos

Two-time Olympian Morningstar made waves for Dinos

Dominant swimmer enters Canada West Hall of Fame

EDMONTON – The Canada West Hall of Fame has welcomed its first swimmer, as Calgary Dinos standout Erica Morningstar was inducted Tuesday.

A dominant force between 2008 and 2012, Morningstar won a total of 23 national gold medals while competing for the Dinos. Thanks in large part to her dominance, Calgary swam to three consecutive women's national titles between 2009 and 2011.

The Regina native was CIS Female Swimmer of the Year in 2011 and was twice the University of Calgary's Female Athlete of the Year, taking home the honour in 2010 and 2011.

Internationally Morningstar competed for Canada for eight years, including at both the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, along with the 2012 Games in London.

To read more about her CW Hall of Fame 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.