Championship Tradition

The University of Victoria Vikes athletic program has established itself as one of the most successful university athletic programs in Canada. 

Since the inception of the athletics program in 1970, the Vikes have been crowned Canadian University Champions 78 times in both U SPORTS-designated sports and non-U SPORTS sports. Success has been exhibited across the board with 12 different sports raising championship banners.

The Vikes have won 78 total national titles (49 U SPORTS National Championships and 29 Canadian University Championships in rowing, golf and rugby). 

Click the years below for more info on the Championship Winning Teams:

U SPORTS National Championships* (49)

MEN'S BASKETBALL (8)
1979-801980-811981-821982-831983-841984-85 1985-861996-97

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9)
1979-801980-811981-821984-851986-871991-921997-98 1999-002002-03

WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY (12)
19841987 1989199119921994 1995 19972000 2002 2008 • 2018

MEN'S SOCCER (5)
19751987199620042011

WOMEN'S SOCCER (1)
2005

WOMEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY (9)
1980198519861987199419981999 2000 2001

MEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY (5)
1994199519961997 2015

Canadian University National Championships (29)

WOMEN'S ROWING (11)
19971998 199920002001 • 2002 • 200320052010 • 2011 • 2012 

MEN'S ROWING (6)
199719982000 • 2001 • 20092010

MEN'S RUGBY (2)
1997-981998-99

MEN'S RUGBY 7s (5)
2011 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016

WOMEN'S RUGBY 7s (1)
2017

MEN'S GOLF (3)
2003 2005 2006

WOMEN'S GOLF (1)
2008

Canada West Conference Championships (113)

MEN'S BASKETBALL (15)
1977-78 • 1978-79 • 1979-80 • 1980-81 • 1981-82 • 1982-83 • 1983-84 • 1987-88 • 1988-89 • 1994-95 • 1996-97 • 1997-98 • 2000-01 • 2005-06 2014-15

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (17)
1975-76 • 1976-77 • 1977-78 • 1979-80 • 1980-81 • 1981-82 • 1982-83 • 1984-85 • 1985-86 • 1986-87 • 1991-92 • 1994-95 • 1995-96 • 1996-97 • 1997-98 • 1998-99 • 1999-00

WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY (18)
1975 • 1976 • 1979 • 1983 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1992 • 1994 • 1997 • 2000 • 2002 • 2013 • 2015 • 2018

MEN'S SOCCER (15)
1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1975 • 1977 • 1978 • 1982 • 1983 • 1987 • 1996 • 2000 • 2002 • 2004 • 20082009

WOMEN'S SOCCER (3)
1998 • 2000 • 2008

MEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY (16)
1981 • 1985 • 1991 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 2005 • 2006 • 2010 • 201120122013 2014 • 2015

WOMEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY (20)
1976 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1989 • 1991 • 1994 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2005 • 2009 • 20112012 • 2017

WOMEN'S RUGBY 15s (1)
2015

WOMEN'S RUGBY 7s (1)
2017

WOMEN'S SWIMMING (1)
1980

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL (1)
1982-83

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (5)
1985-86 • 1986-87 • 1987-88 • 1988-89 • 1989-90

Regional Championships (15)

MEN'S ROWING - WESTERN CANADA (6)
2008 • 2009 • 2011 • 2012 • 2015 • 2016

WOMEN'S ROWING - WESTERN CANADA (5)
2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2015 • 2017

MEN'S RUGBY - B.C. PREMIER LEAGUE (3)
1971 • 2003 • 2010

MEN'S GOLF - NAIA (1)
2010
 


Note: The name for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national body that UVic student-athletes compete under has changed names throughout time. From 1906 to 2000 they were known as the CIAU (Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union) and then adopted CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) in 2001, before officially becoming U SPORTS in April 2017. 

Updated: November 3, 2018