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2018 national champions

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The University of Ottawa has claimed eight national championships in the modern era of varsity university sport:

2018 Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy – Women’s Soccer

2017 Monilex Cup - Women’s Rugby

2000 Vanier Cup – Football

1996 Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy – Women’s Soccer

1990 CIAU Men’s Cross Country Team Champions 

1987 CIAU Men’s Cross Country Team Champions

1986 CIAU Men’s Cross Country Team Champions

1975 College Bowl – Football

The Gee-Gees have celebrated a national gold medallist in individual sports 43 times, most recently in the pool with swim team members Davide Casarin capturing the gold in the 400m freestyle and 200m butterfly and Montana Champagne winning his third and fourth career U SPORTS gold medals at the 2019 championship. The track and field team had Stephen Evans claim gold in 2019 in the 600m, one year after he claimed silver in the same event.

View the full list of individual national gold medallists here.

In addition, the Gee-Gees men’s football program won six Dominion Championships (1887, 1888, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1901) in the early era after being formed in 1881. uOttawa has the third oldest football program in Canadian university sport. 

The University of Ottawa also claimed the CIAU national championship in men's volleyball in 1967-68, which is recognized by U SPORTS as the second ever official national championship in that sport. 

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

In total, the University of Ottawa has earned 44 conference championships in varsity team competition since 1961.

The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team has captured the Ontario conference banner a record 9 times (2018, 2014, 2012, 2006, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996).

The Gee-Gees women’s rugby team has won the last five consecutive RSEQ conference championships. (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).

The Gee-Gees men's golf team won the OUA championship in 2018.

View the full list of team conference championships here.