The Thunderbirds are off to a flying start in their 2019 Canada West season, with big wins over the University of theFraser Valley Cascades and Trinity Western Spartans.
Just because concussions are especially prevalent in major team sports doesn’t mean that they don’t exist in other disciplines, especially alternative and individual sports like skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing.
It was another weekend of road events for UBC’s varsity teams. While the road trips proved difficult for some, others — like track and field — flourished across the border.
It was a weekend full of UBC traditions for varsity, from rowing's rivalry with UVic to track's home meet.
Morgan, Bourcier and Shephard were drafted by the Fraser Valley Bandits, while Posthumus heads to the Saskatchewan Rattlers.
In the first weekend of real spring weather here in Vancouver, our teams had more to cheer than the added sunshine.
She is the 11th Thunderbird to receive the award, and the first second-year athlete to win since 2003.
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.
“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.”
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“There’s only two kinds of people who have a $50 in San Juan. The ones who are leaving and the ones who are arriving,” he says as he pushes the bill back. “So which one are you?”
More titles for men’s rugby. Rugby 7s take second place in home-hosted series. Basketball faces a Canada West giant in conference finals. It was another crazy couple of days in the varsity world.
While the rest of campus rested, it was down to business for several Thunderbirds teams in their playoffs and finals. Obvious highlight of the weekend: those swimming national banners, for the third-straight year.