Marcelle, a third-year human kinetics major from Victoria, was named tournament MVP after she helped the Thunderbirds capture their fourth consecutive national title in Quebec City, and set an all-time mark with eight banners since the inaugural CIS championship in 1970. The 6-foot outside hitter recorded a game-high 13 kills in a four-set quarter-final win over Sherbrooke, led UBC in kills (16), points (17.5) and digs (19) in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Alberta, and rounded out her dream weekend with a 13-kill effort in a dominating straight-set defeat of tourney host Laval in Sunday’s gold medal final. Marcelle had already been named CIS player of the year prior to the championship.
Hockey players Erin Brophy of StFX, Caroline Hill of McGill and Mel Dodd-Moher of Queen’s were also nominated for the women’s award.
AUS: Erin Brophy, hockey, StFX
RSEQ: Caroline Hill, hockey, McGill
OUA: Mel Dodd-Moher, hockey, Queen’s
CWUAA: Shanice Marcelle, volleyball, UBC (recipient)