It was just a set of time-trials, behind closed doors, but the Odlum Brown Swim Series this past weekend represented a whole lot more for the UBC Thunderbirds swim teams.
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All the way from Oahu, Hawaii, USA, Rose Garcia joined the women’s Thunderbirds swim team this year. She plans to compete in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly and, possibly, 100m butterfly.
After closing down for months due to the global pandemic, starting mid-October UBC Recreation was finally went back to offering drop-in basketball as well as tennis, swimming and other sports. However, students are violating SRC rules.
Even in a pandemic stricken season, Matt Neaves looks to blaze a path for UBC men’s volleyball. Neaves's path during this pandemic has seen him trade his environment at UBC for a spot with the Canadian National Excellence Program (NEP) in Gatineau, Quebec.
While many of his former Thunderbirds teammates pursued careers in basketball after graduation, Michael Steele decided to start his own company instead.
Class of 2020 UBC T-Birds Women’s Hockey alumna Mathea Fischer is playing professionally for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Vincett is one of the three top-end prospects who have committed to T-Birds this year and he exudes enthusiasm for playing among his new teammates, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As UBC Esports Association (UBCEA) is about to celebrate its 10 year anniversary next month, VP Internal Relations Zach McKay shared some insights into its ever growing community, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on gaming.
Daniel Smart-Reed is amongst the select group of elite athletes beginning their university athletic career with UBC this year.
In response to current global pandemic, the UBC Esports Association and the UBC Red Cross Club have teamed up to host a charity esports tournament, featuring amateur teams competing over three different game titles.
U SPORTS and Canada West have cancelled conference and national championships for winter 2021. This follows their earlier decision this year to suspend competition due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
While Coach Symons has acknowledged that it is “a difficult situation with the habits of the players over the years having contact when [they] compete,” he believes that there have been positives such as giving the team opportunities to settle down and create technical and tactical goals.
One of the UBC’s biggest school spirit events Homecoming will look different this year with ongoing COVID-19. It will be held virtually on September 25 along with many activities throughout the weekend.
“Physical activity is probably one of the best things we can do for our health at the moment … we may need to be creative, but we can find ways to be physically active,” said UBC Professor Guy Faulkner, the chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
While we could look at the financial statistics or regulation differences when comparing different leagues like U Sports and the NCAA, an often-overlooked source are the student-athletes themselves