“To play pro and then to play [in the] Olympics is every kid’s dream... It’s nice because I can learn more about my roots and about my heritage and having that option of playing in the Olympics is still amazing.”
As Danielle Brisebois, a fifth-year outside-hitter, served at game-point, a hush fell over the spectator-filled bleachers. The Pandas’ reception went too long and UBC left-side hitter Laura MacTaggart ended the game with a two-handed smackdown.
Two months after stunning at the CFL combine in Regina, Saskatchewan, UBC receiver Alex Morrison will be improving on his professional league chances yet again as he heads to the National Football Leagues’ New York Giant’s mini-camp.
UBC has had a rocky relationship with its hockey coaches — going through three coaches in three years. Butenschon will be the first coach since 2014 to lead the team two seasons in a row. Stability and consistency within the program will hopefully le
Outside hitter Danielle Brisebois made 20 kills in the game. Victoria Behie and Juliana Kaufmanis followed, with 12 and 10 kills apiece. Fourth-year setter Alessandra Gentile led the entire game with assists. As the ’Birds ended their regular season
“A lot of athletes — they get a little bit undisciplined. What happens often is that they go out too hard or they’ll run with the lead pack even though the pace is too quick,” said Johnson. “Whereas Kieran recognizes when that happens and he actua
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24 of the original 29 varsity teams retained their status, while five teams were reclassified as competitive clubs. The softball team appealed and sued the university and regained their status , but for the other teams, their future was less certain.
Last April, one of the goaltenders for the UBC women's hockey team passed away abruptly, only a few days away from her 34th birthday. Over the next few hours, it became apparent that she had been yet another casualty to mental illness.
2016 was a wild year. And like any wild year, we can find several memorable moments that really just jump out at us. Here are our defining sport moments of the year as we crawl and hobble our way towards 2017
There are no real or set answers in this field. The groups have largely found things that work and have stuck to them. More confetti, half-time shows, cozy hoodie,s free pancakes, drunk engineers, cheer-leaders, marching bands and shirt tosses.
The Thunderbirds came into the weekend with an undefeated conference record (4-0-2) and one point below table leaders— the Trinity Western University Spartans. The team’s scoreless ties against University of Alberta Golden Bears and University of Sas
Their preseason was not the best, but the Thunderbird men’s soccer team opened their Canada West regular season with a satisfactory win against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack (TRU) and a draw against the UBC Okanagan Heat (UBCO).
"We knew they would apply a lot of full court pressure and they're very tenacious and quick with their hands so they create a lot of turnovers — particularly in the first half, which really hurt us,” head coach Deb Huband told UBC Athletics.
It was a game of several firsts. It was the ‘Birds’ first game since their Vanier Cup win, and their first time facing the Manitoba Bisons after dispatching them in their 52-10 Canada West semi-final blowout.