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Josh Howatson (MVB | Student-athlete)

NAME: Josh Howatson

UNIVERSITY: Trinity Western

CATEGORY: Student-Athlete

SPORT: Men’s Volleyball

YEARS ACTIVE: 2003 - 2007


  • 2006 CIS champion

  • 2007 Canada West champion

  • 2007 CIS Men’s Volleyball MVP

  • 2007 BLG Award winner (Male Athlete of the Year)


Josh Howatson enjoyed tremendous individual and team success as a volleyball student-athlete at Trinity Western University from 2003 to 2007.

The six-foot-six setter earned a host of awards and medals over his four years as a Spartan, which culminated in 2007 when he became Trinity Western’s first BLG Award winner as the Canadian university male athlete of the year, while also receiving a pair of national awards: the Dale Iwanoczko Award as the CIAU MVB student-athlete of the year, along with national MVP.

That season he led TWU to the first Canada West men’s volleyball title in school history. The previous year, 2006, he was part of the team’s first national title, won in Hamilton with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of the Alberta Golden Bears in the gold medal final. A two-time CIAU championship tournament all-star, Howatson has a complete set of medals from nationals, having picked up silver in 2005 and bronze in 2007. He also has a pair of Canada West silver medals from 2005 and 2006.

Howatson was also a back-to-back Canada West First Team All-Star and All-Canadian First Team member in 2006 and 2007. He was named a Canada West Second Team All-Star in 2005.

A Victoria native, he has played internationally for Canada, including at the 2010 World Championships, as well as professionally in France, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Howatson majored in Christianity and Culture at TWU, graduating with a bachelor of arts in 2007. He later earned a Master of Public Administration, International Development, from U.K.-based York University.

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