In his first season with the Vikes, Jacob Doerksen—a 6-foot-7 forward—was named CIS rookie of the year and very nearly led his team to its first national championship since 1997. The Vikes claimed the silver medal, losing to Carleton, 73-67. Doerksen led a veteran squad in scoring and rebounding in his first season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in conference play. His performance at the championship earned him a spot on the tournament all-star team.
While the men’s basketball team came painfully close to the title, three other Vikes teams brought home championship banners this year. The women’s soccer team won gold after silver and bronze performances in the previous two seasons. The women’s rowing team took the Canadian championship. And the golfers on the men’s team were tops among Canadian universities and colleges.
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