Adam Ens (MVB | Student-athlete)
NAME: Adam Ens
SPORT: Men’s volleyball
YEARS ACTIVE: 1999-2004
2000 Canada West Rookie of the Year
Three-time All-Canadian (2002, 2003, 2004)
2004 Canada West and CIS Player of the Year
2004 CIS champion
2004 BLG Award winner
Adam Ens concluded his stellar varsity volleyball career at the University of Saskatchewan in the greatest way possible: scoring the winning point for the Huskies in the 2004 CIS final, a marathon five-set triumph over the University of Alberta.
While that is the signature moment for the native of Rosthern, Sask., his five seasons with the Huskies were packed with highlights and his trophy case is filled with awards, particularly from his national championship winning senior season.
In 2003-04, Ens won the BLG Award as the top male athlete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. That same season, he was voted Player of the Year for both CIS and Canada West and was named a Canada West First Team All-Star and First Team All-Canadian, receiving each honour for a third consecutive year. The six-foot-two left-side hitter was also the 1999-2000 Canada West Rookie of the Year and named a CIS championship all-star in 2003 and 2004.
The Huskies won three conference titles during Ens’ time with the program (2000, 2001, 2004). In addition to his CIS gold medal from in 2004, Ens owns a silver (2002) and bronze (2003) medal from the national championships.
The studious Ens was a four-time academic All-Canadian, who earned degrees in both Science and Education. Following his Huskies career, Ens played professional volleyball in France for two seasons, and later went to work in his hometown as a teacher and the athletic director at Rosthern Junior College.
Ens is a member of the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2009.