His coach pulled him aside one practice, and told him to keep up with an Olympic medalist. Before long, he himself medalled on the world stage.
This year’s Mel Zajac Jr. International swim meet saw over 800 swimmers from both Canada and the United States race across all age categories, leaving no shortage of excitement this past weekend at the UBC Aquatic Centre.
Kiera Van Ryk can add another award to a stellar season. This time, it’s the Lieutenant Governor’s award for 2019 Women’s U SPORTS Female Athlete of the Year.
He’s 6’3”, 250Ibs and if you bumped into him in the hallways of Buchanan, you wouldn’t be able to miss him. Out on the field, however, missing him is what quarterbacks hope for --- he’s their worst nightmare.
This weekend in regular season play, the baseball, softball and rugby teams competed for your prized attention.
An outlier in a family of rowers — her uncle won gold for Canada in 1964 — Marino found herself on the receiving end of recruiting by UBC women’s rowing after her retirement from tennis.
Two pairs of teammates — one rookie and one veteran — reflected on what it means to be a UBC student, what it means to be a Thunderbird and how those perceptions change throughout an athlete’s journey.
In the event held from February 21 through February 23, the T-Birds would come out on top in the 2019 U Sports Odlum Brown Swimming Championships.
With several fall teams crashing out of playoffs, and fall teams having their own ups-and-downs, it's perhaps unsurprising that the last weekend of games ends in an equally tumultuous fashion across the board.
From Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, the UBC Thunderbirds men's soccer team will be hosting the U Sports national championships here on campus — The Ubyssey is here to keep you updated all weekend.
It was surreal witnessing the mood swing on the sideline, from pure euphoria for UBC to utter shock and eventual disbelief in Saturday's Hardy Cup semifinal against Saskatchewan.
In the month of October alone, which saw three make-it-or-break-it games for the ’Birds, Pinto averaged 10.3 receptions, 154.3 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game.
With the 38-34 win, UBC secured themselves home field advantage for the first round of the Hardy Cup playoffs next week against Saskatchewan.
“They’re getting to a point where they’re making decisions on their own. Everything they did, that was all on them.”
"We're lucky to be in the position we're in when we're playing for a home playoff game which can mean a lot and we just got to continue to want to get better."