Two-time Vanier Cup MVP Schneider honoured

Two-time Vanier Cup MVP Schneider honoured

Saskatchewan Huskies QB enters Canada West Hall of Fame

EDMONTON - Brent Schneider's outstanding career at the University of Saskatchewan has landed the former quarterback in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Schneider, who is the lone CW player to be named Vanier Cup MVP twice, was inducted into the conference Hall of Fame on Thursday. He joins his father Val in the Hall, as the pair  are the first father-son duo to be inducted.

During a standout career at the University of Saskatchewan between 1992 and 1996, Schneider led the Huskies to two Hardy Cup titles (1994 and 1996) and a pair of Vanier Cup appearances.

The Huskies dropped the 1994 Vanier Cup to Western despite an MVP performance from Schneider, who set records with 528 passing yards, 67 attempts and 36 completions in a 50-40 overtime loss.

Two years later, Schneider and Saskatchewan secured the national title with 31 unanswered points in a 31-12 win over St. FX, as he became the first CW player to earn multiple Vanier Cup MVP awards.

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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.