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.
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For the Thunderbirds, finishing the year the undisputed fifth-ranked team in the country should be taken as a victory.
In the first weekend of real spring weather here in Vancouver, our teams had more to cheer than the added sunshine.
UBC took the fifth and final set of the national final 15-11 over the Rams for a 3-2 overall win.
They will face either the host Alberta Golden Bears or the Ryerson Rams in the gold medal match tomorrow.
UBC will now have to wit to see who they play tomorrow in the semifinal tomorrow. They will place between first and fourth in the tournament, given today's win.
She is the 11th Thunderbird to receive the award, and the first second-year athlete to win since 2003.
If the stats say anything, it'll be a close match up between the Lower Mainland rivals.
On Saturday, March 9, his #16 jersey was retired in honour of his years leading the T-Birds team and showcasing the success of their program.
It was a relatively quiet weekend in terms of quantity of varsity games — but it was exciting nonetheless.
The Ravens would hold Canada West’s best, the Calgary Dinos, to their lowest point total of the season by a 20-point margin, downing them 83-49.
Though UBC didn’t have a medal at stake in their final outing of the season, the game continued to be a great learning experience for the group. A fifth-place finish and a consolation final victory was an added bonus to what was their best game of the Final 8 tournament.
Now, the T-Birds have to turn their attention to Sunday’s matchup — their final of the season. They are slated to play Saint Mary’s University in the consolation final.
“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.”
Day one of the men's basketball Final 8 did not go to plan for UBC. A 74-65 loss to the tournament hosts in Halifax puts them in a race for fifth now — at best.