2010 CIS Women’s Volleyball Championship

The 2010 CIS Women’s Volleyball Championship was held March 5, 2010 to March 7, 2010, in Edmonton, Alberta, to determine a national champion for the 2009–10 CIS women’s volleyball season.[1] The tournament was played at the University of Alberta‘s Main Gym. It was the fifth time that the University of Alberta had hosted the tournament with the first four taking place over a five-year span from 1995 to 1999.[2]

2010 CIS Women’s Volleyball Championship
Season 2009–10
Teams Eight
Finals site Main Gym
Edmonton, Alberta
Champions UBC Thunderbirds (7th title)
Runner-up Manitoba Bisons
Winning coach Doug Reimer (4th title)
Championship MVP Liz Cordonier (UBC Thunderbirds)

The top-seeded UBC Thunderbirds won their third consecutive national championship and completed an undefeated season following their victory over the Manitoba Bisons.[1][2] The Thunderbirds finished the season with a 27–0 record against CIS opponents and became the fifth team to win three straight gold medals.[1] This was the first time that UBC and Manitoba had faced each other in the gold medal match, with both programs entering the game having won six national championships.[1] With the victory, the Thunderbirds tied a CIS record with their seventh championship win in program history, which had also been accomplished by the Winnipeg Wesmen and Alberta Pandas.[1]

The 2009–10 Thunderbirds volleyball team was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.[3]

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Seed Team Qualified Record Last Total
1 UBC Thunderbirds Canada West Champion 20–0 2009 6
2 Montreal Carabins RSEQ Champion 20–0 None 0
3 Manitoba Bisons Canada West Finalist 15–5 2002 6
4 Regina Cougars Canada West Bronze 13–7 None 0
5 Laval Rouge et Or RSEQ Finalist 13–7 2006 1
6 Toronto Varsity Blues OUA Champion 14–5 None 0
7 Alberta Pandas Canada West Quarter-Finalist (Host) 12–8 2007 7
8 Saint Mary’s Huskies AUS Champion 11–7 None 0

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  First Round: March 5 Semi-Finals: March 6
                           
  1 UBC Thunderbirds 3  
8 Saint Mary’s Huskies 0  
  1 UBC Thunderbirds 3  
  5 Laval Rouge et Or 0  
4 Regina Cougars 0 Gold Medal Game: March 7
  5 Laval Rouge et Or 3  
    1 UBC Thunderbirds 3
  3 Manitoba Bisons 1
  2 Montreal Carabins 0  
7 Alberta Pandas 3  
  7 Alberta Pandas 1 Bronze Medal Game: March 7
  3 Manitoba Bisons 3  
3 Manitoba Bisons 3 5 Laval Rouge et Or 3
  6 Toronto Varsity Blues 0   7 Alberta Pandas 1

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