For the first time in the history of the sport, surfing will take the world stage this summer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
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Coltyn Liu, the fourth year Outside hitter, and Matt Neaves, the third year opposite are going to reunite with Fynn McCarthy and Byron Keturakis, who were also members from the 2018 National Championship team.
The three former players — Tremont Levy, Trivel Pinto and Ben Cummings — are in police custody and will appear in a Richmond Provincial Court at a future date.
This past January, Thomas Gardner heard his name called first overall by FC Edmonton of the Canadian Premier League (CPL). The recently founded top flight of the Canadian Soccer pyramid, this fledgling league adds one of the brightest talents that the Thunderbirds have to offer.
Nick Cross, Ben Hladik, and Elliot Graham showcased the UBC defense, the linebackers now looking to the next level.
At the Canada West Annual General Meeting, the conference members signalled their intentions to return to play in the fall with alternative formats being approved to focus on regional competitions.
After two seasons with the Thunderbirds including one Canada West title, Jadon Cohee made the jump to playing professional basketball overseas with Mgzavrebi-Armia Tbilisia of the Georgia Superleague. More recently, Cohee was chosen to be a part of Canada’s senior national team and will be set to compete at the FIBA Americup in 2022.
From 2004 through 2008, McGuinness led the women’s team to three CIS National Championships while also accumulating 2,523 points along the way, which is still the most amount of points a single player has scored over their career in UBC’s history.
Now retired from flipping and flying, former Stanford gymnast Hailee Hoffman is continuing her academic journey as a Master’s student in mechanical engineering here at UBC.
The UBC Men’s Football team continues with five players being invited to participate in the CFL Virtual Draft Combine.
“Our goal this year was not to raise a substantial amount of money, it was just to create a higher level of awareness for cancer research.”
While still continuing his training as an elite gymnast at USA Gymnastics World, UBC alumnus Devy Dyson is currently working for a major engineering and consulting firm for the mining industry in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It was a successful day for the UBC Men’s soccer team, with four Thunderbirds being picked in the two rounds of the 2021 Canadian Premier League (CPL) U Sports draft: Thomas Gardner, Christopher Lee, Victory Shumbusho and Jackson Farmer. Making up a quarter of the total selections, these players will now join their respective CPL clubs in training camp.
Thunderbirds swimmer Markus Thormeyer is the first male swimmer from UBC to be named to Team Canada for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics, his second Olympics since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
After 23 years in the UBC baseball program, Terry McKaig has departed for pastures anew, becoming the Director of Development for the BC Cancer Foundation in the Fraser Health Region.