University of Victoria Vikings and UBC Thunderbirds both finished on a high as the 2021 USPORTS National Championships came to a close in Kingston, Ontario.
UVIC Vikes women’s Rugby team brought home a fourth-place finish – the highest national championship finish in the program’s history.
The Vikes dropped 32-26 to Laval University in the bronze-medal match to close out the season. Vikes previously fell 17-14 to the University of Ottawa in the championship semifinal, following a penalty goal in the final minute of double overtime.
After the defeat to Laval, the Vikes team was presented with the R.W. Pugh Fair Play Award, a recognition given annually to the team or player that best exhibits the standards of fair play throughout the USPORTS National Championship tournament.