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THE ACADEMIC ALL-CANADIAN award is the pinnacle of individual achievement for student athletes, requiring excellence in the classroom - by attaining an honours GPA - and on the court - earning provincial or national All-Star recognition. As he wrapped up a distinguished five-year career, men's volleyball player Chris Adams accomplished something no other Bruin has, becoming the first two-time Academic All-Canadian in Sheridan history after winning in back-to-back years. While reaching this previously uncharted territory was his most-valued individual accomplishment, his role in helping the team return to familiar ground was also preeminent among his accolades.
One of the first OCAA dynasties, no team was more successful in the first 30 years of Ontario intercollegiate athletics than Sheridan men's volleyball. The Bruins claimed 11 provincial titles and four national medals in the first three decades of the OCAA. So thorough was their dominance that they were the only Ontario-based team to win national gold (1983) or silver (1990) during that span; their four national medals were equal to the haul of the rest of the OCAA combined; and even today, Sheridan remains one of only three Ontario schools to have won a national championship in volleyball, and is the only one to have made multiple title game appearances, despite a 24-year CCAA Championship absence.