Two-time Olympic medalist Scott named to CW Hall of Fame

Two-time Olympic medalist Scott named to CW Hall of Fame

Former Manitoba Bisons women's soccer standout latest inductee

EDMONTON – Standout women's soccer player Desiree Scott is headed to the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Scott, who played on Canada's 2012 and 2016 bronze medal winning women's Olympic soccer squads, is the latest induction into the conference Hall of Fame and the first from the University of Manitoba.

Before moving on to the national team in 2010, Scott played five seasons for the Bisons, beginning in 2005 when she was named the CW Rookie of the Year.

She was a two-time First Team All-Canadian and was also Manitoba's Female Athlete of the Year in 2009-10 during her university career.

After university Scott has gone on to play more than 150 games for the national program and has been part of two Olympic Games (London in 2012 and Rio in 2016), along with a pair of FIFA Women's World Cups (Canada in 2015 and France in 2019).

For Scott's complete Hall of Fame biography, please 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.