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.
Faces of Athletics
From clubs to varsity, there are some incredible athletes at UBC. Delve into some of their stories here.
“Before I wanted to go to the Olympics for kayaking, now I hope to go to the Paralympics for wheelchair rugby. So pretty much the same level, just switched up the sport.”
For Cohee, his first season playing basketball back in Canada has been a dream come true. All-star calibre play with all-star calibre teammates and a chance to compete for glory on a national stage.
A mild-mannered third-year kinesiology student in class, but out comes a stellar goalie with quick hands and a quicker mind once she hits the ice.
She holds one of Canada’s 22 medals from Rio, and she hasn’t even started her post-secondary education. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. It’s weird, but now that I’m home my life is kind of normal again. I’ve been really busy, but I do