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Blazers celebrate local championship, prepare for a historic trip to volleyball nationals

Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 10:05 AM

March 6, 2022 marked a momentous day for Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers Athletics. The Blazers men's volleyball team became the first-ever representative of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Volleyball National Championship.

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CMU announces new Director of Athletics

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Cara Isaak has been appointed to Director of Athletics at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). Isaak will work across all athletics programs and help develop and bolster the already robust athletics programming at CMU.

Isaak has spent the past seven years as a coach of CMUs women's soccer team, and, in 2018, her experience helped lead the Blazers to their first MCAC Women's Soccer Championship since 2009.

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Deaf first-year student finds place at CMU, both on the court and in class

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 1:58 PM

Adaptability might be Annika Goodbrandson's greatest strength. As a multi-sport athlete, Goodbrandson understands the importance of versatility and flexibility. Goodbrandson is lacing up for Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Blazers women's basketball team this year, and her greatest strength will be to the test.

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A heritage moment for CMU athlete

Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

We all know the saying "when one door closes, another one opens," but for many people the COVID-19 pandemic has closed a lot more doors than it has opened. That's not the case for CMU men's basketball guard Binh Nguyen, who now finds himself playing professional basketball in the VBA in his native country of Vietnam.

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Opportunity overseas proves to be a win-Nguyen for CMU shooting guard

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 4:19 PM

After moving to Canada with his family from Vietnam at the age of nine, Binh Nguyen has always had ambitious hoop dreams. One of his goals is to finish his five years of university basketball eligibility with an undergraduate degree. However, today the six-foot guard has even bigger dreams that bring him back to Asia. An opportunity awaits for Nguyen to start a professional basketball career in his native Vietnam, as well as the chance to the country on the national men's basketball team.

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Music everyone can dance to: How defenseman Gode Katembo is using his business savvy and soccer prowess to raise up a community

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 9:37 AM

"Soccer has a language we all understand, a music that everyone will dance to."

Gode Katembo, 23, is a fourth-year business student and leading defensemen for the CMU Men's Soccer Team. Playing for the Blazers, his job is to keep his eyes up, plan ahead, and protect his team's goal. Playing for his other home team, Manitoba's pan-African community, his approach has been similar: last summer, Katembo founded the Manitoba chapter of the African Cup of Nations (MACN), a recreational soccer league bringing diverse African communities together through sport and solidarity.

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CMU Blazers Kroeker, Klassen, Hofer earn CCAA Academic All-Canadian honours

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 5:10 PM

It has been almost a year since the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers and the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference were welcomed into the CCAA and on Tuesday, Tiegan Kroeker, Jana Klassen, and Carter Hofer became the first CMU student-athletes to be officially recognized by the national conference with a major award.

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CMU Blazers host first Indigenous Peoples Day

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:56 PM

Music by Indigenous artists pumped through the Loewen Athletic Centre at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on January 11, as crowds of people packed full the stands for the CMU Blazers' first Indigenous Peoples Day.

CMU president Cheryl Pauls welcomed everyone in English and student athlete Dennita Cameron welcomed everyone in Cree, acknowledging the Indigenous lands upon which they all gathered. People won giveaways of bannock pizza from local Indigenous-run restaurant Feast, while cheering on their basketball and volleyball teams. Between games, renowned local hoop dancer Shanley Spence performed a hoop dance and led the crowd in a round dance.

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Blazers shutdown Bobcats to win MCAC Women’s Soccer Championship

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Goals from Susanna Derksen and Camille Plett lifted Women's Soccer to their first MCAC Conference Championship win since 2009 on Sunday afternoon, but beating the two-time defending Champions and top-seeded Brandon Bobcats was no simple task.

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Defense wins championship: Blazers men’s soccer edges undefeated Bobcats in final

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

Generally thought to be unlucky, the thirteenth season turned out to be just the opposite for Men's Soccer as CMU lifted their first MCAC Conference Championship Trophy since 2005 on a 1-0 win over Brandon University on Sunday afternoon at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex.

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