UBC’s Shanice Marcelle finalist for CIS MVP

OTTAWA – Shanice Marcelle of the UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team is a finalist for the CIS female athlete of the year.  It’s the second time in three years she is up for the top individual prize in Canadian university sport.

Marcelle, a fifth-year outside hitter from Victoria, wrapped up one of the most decorated careers in CIS women’s volleyball history. After being named CIS player of the year for the second time in three seasons, the kinesiology student guided the Thunderbirds to a fifth national title in as many campaigns with the team and was voted a CIS championship all-star for the fifth time.

“Shanice was instrumental in our team capturing the national championship, not just this season but in all five years that she has been a varsity athlete,” says UBC head coach Doug Reimer.

“She has been selected an all-star at the CIS championship in all five seasons, which is an absolutely phenomenal accomplishment. This season was her best as a T-Bird. Her tremendous on court play in all areas was enhanced by her emergence as a strong team leader.”

The last volleyball player to win the award was Liz Cordonier, also of UBC, in 2010.