VICTORIA (U Sports) – University of Victoria captain Julia Folk took home the honour of Second Team All-Canadian on Wednesday night as the Vikes hosted the CIS women’s rugby awards banquet at the CARSA Performance Gym.

DaLeaka Menin, a fourth-year prop from the University of Calgary, was named the U Sports player of the year in women’s rugby.

Menin, a native of Vulcan, Alta., becomes the first Dinos player to take home national MVP honours.

Other winners announced during the All-Canadian Banquet held at the Harbour Cente Hotel & Suites were UBC flyhalf MacKenzie Carson, who was named rookie of the year; Acadia wing Kelsey Brumm, who received the Student-Athlete Community Service Award; and Calgary head coach Simon Chi.

The 2016 CIS championship kicks off Thursday at the University of Victoria’s Wallace Field and concludes on Sunday with the gold-medal final at 3 p.m. PT.