For the first time in the history of the sport, surfing will take the world stage this summer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
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.
Men's rugby and basketball earned big wins respectively over the weekend and will look to carry that winning momentum into the new decade.
Men's and women's soccer are set to take part in the Canada West final four while women's field hockey lost out on a chance to retake the Canada West title and return to the U Sports national championships.
Women's and men's soccer came back with big wins after opening the weekend with a tie and loss respectively. Men's hockey finally got their first win of the year against the Regina Cougars.
Between the Zoom calls, the constant stream of Canvas notifications and all the emotions that come with living through a global pandemic, UBC students have turned to video games as a way to escape the stressors of everyday life.
While the Nest reopened in May 2020, recreational sports clubs are still unable to book rooms for club activities due to provincial health orders. Club officials still have access to their rooms but it is limited to one person at a time.
Skate Canada has cancelled 2021 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, which was planned to occur from February 8-14, 2021 at our own Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
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.
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.