Justin Ross
Justin Ross
Induction: 2011
Category: ATHLETE
Sport: Volleyball & Touch Football (2000-04)

Justin Ross

 

Justin Ross became one of the most dominating middle players to ever play in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA).

He was the first player in the history of Niagara’s Men’s Volleyball program to win a scoring title.

In addition, he always expected the fullest effort from his teammates. He put his teams needs ahead of his own.

The four-year veteran helped Niagara to two OCAA Gold Medals and two OCAA Silver Medals, four consecutive OCAA West Region titles, and three trips to the CCAA National Championships - where they finished fourth, fifth, and seventh in the nation.

With Justin on the court, the Knights were ranked as high as No. 4 in the CCAA and No. 1 in the OCAA.

His personal accomplishments included:

  • Three-time OCAA Championship All-Star  2001-2004
  • Two-time OCAA Western Region League All-Star 2002-2004
  • OCAA League Top Achiever Award for capturing the West Region scoring title with 197 points 2003-2004
  • Represented the Knights at the Annual OCAA All Star game 2003 
  • Team MVP 2002-2003
  • Recipient of the Niagara College Athletic of Distinction Award 2002-2003
  • Recipient of the Award of Excellence for four years of dedication in intercollegiate sports 2003 - 2004

And the three most prestige’s awards:

  • CCAA All-Canadian Award 2003-2004 (Justin is one of Niagara's five CCAA All-Canadian Award winners)
  • OCAA Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year and Ontario’s nomination for CCAA player of the Year Honours 2003-2004 
  • Niagara College Male Athlete of the Year 2003-2004 

In his four years in the OCAA, he has a total of 529 points of which 387 wre kills, 111 blocks, and 31 service aces.

In 2003, he earned another OCAA Gold Medal Championship as a member of the Knights Men’s Touch Football team.

Justin Ross is a graduate of the General Arts and Science program.