For UBC, Thunderstruck is a chance to send a strong symbolic message — to their fans and to the other teams in the league — that despite their faring in their past few games, they are a team to be worried about.
At the top of the Pacific Division with a playoff spot clinched and two more regular season games to go, the ’Birds are flying high.
Shumbusho has his sights set on professional soccer as a future career. Beyond UBC, the Whitecaps residency program prospect intends to continue training and playing soccer for the Whitecaps.
Dhanda hit another milestone this weekend, reaching third place in all-time conference goals in Canada West with 39. She is right below UBC's Janine Frazao who played between 2009 and 2013 and Saskatchewan Huskies alumn Elizabeth Hudon.
On Friday, September 15, the Thunderbirds dismantled the University of Winnipeg Wesmen with a 5-0 final score. They then battled the University of Manitoba Bisons on Saturday to a 4-1 victory.
A season opener usually means a new beginning and an opportunity to test out a new team — a mix of seasoned veterans and energetic rookies. But the team failed to hit the right pace early and lost the match.
These researchers, however important their work is to the advancement of sport, don’t usually take credit for their role in an athlete’s success and prefer to avoid the limelight. James Brotherhood is one of these sports scientists.
“To play pro and then to play [in the] Olympics is every kid’s dream... It’s nice because I can learn more about my roots and about my heritage and having that option of playing in the Olympics is still amazing.”
As Danielle Brisebois, a fifth-year outside-hitter, served at game-point, a hush fell over the spectator-filled bleachers. The Pandas’ reception went too long and UBC left-side hitter Laura MacTaggart ended the game with a two-handed smackdown.
Two months after stunning at the CFL combine in Regina, Saskatchewan, UBC receiver Alex Morrison will be improving on his professional league chances yet again as he heads to the National Football Leagues’ New York Giant’s mini-camp.
UBC has had a rocky relationship with its hockey coaches — going through three coaches in three years. Butenschon will be the first coach since 2014 to lead the team two seasons in a row. Stability and consistency within the program will hopefully le
Outside hitter Danielle Brisebois made 20 kills in the game. Victoria Behie and Juliana Kaufmanis followed, with 12 and 10 kills apiece. Fourth-year setter Alessandra Gentile led the entire game with assists. As the ’Birds ended their regular season
“A lot of athletes — they get a little bit undisciplined. What happens often is that they go out too hard or they’ll run with the lead pack even though the pace is too quick,” said Johnson. “Whereas Kieran recognizes when that happens and he actua
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24 of the original 29 varsity teams retained their status, while five teams were reclassified as competitive clubs. The softball team appealed and sued the university and regained their status , but for the other teams, their future was less certain.