Despite the draw at their home in the Thunderbird Stadium, it was a positive result for the ‘Birds. The team’s preseason so far has seen a pair of painful losses to Oregon State University and Seattle University.
The women’s soccer team are defending national team. But despite a fantastic ending to their 2015/16 season, they started their preseason in a disheartening fashion. The Thunderbirds fell 4-1 to the Eastern Washington Eagles at Cheney, Washington.
Last summer, Overholt swam at the Toronto Pan American games and came away from the competition with three medals. She won a gold in the 400-metre freestyle. This came less than 24 hours after she was disqualified for an illegal turn
They faced their difficulties. Their first changing room was previously a men’s “clothes-drying” room, and they weren’t allowed to use some of the rowing equipment. Women were only allowed to race a thousand metres.
If you’ve been following the Thunderbird Baseball team, a name you will hear constantly is Bruce Yari. But few really know about him. The Waterloo, Ontario native has been playing baseball for as long as he can remember.
Last week, the UBC eSports Club finished off the uLoL Campus series by defeating Robert Morris University in the finals and winning a $180,000 scholarship that came with the title. This victory makes them the best collegiate team in North America.
Laura Taylor, a goaltender for the UBC Women’s Hockey Team, has passed away. Taylor, a 33 year old student at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, joined the Hockey team as part of the Thunderbird’s 2015/2016 recruiting class.
For coaches and recruitment staff, athlete recruitment is just as important as the actual regular season and, for them, it is imperative that they do it right. The stakes are high and rules for recruitment have gotten stricter.
Despite not winning the CanWest, the ’Birds are still in the race for nationals and the team looks extremely strong. On the other side of the court will be the the Carabins, the team served the ’Birds their first quarterfinal loss in 10 years.
After five long and arduous sets in the second game of the Canada West quarter-finals, a resounding kill from left-side hitter Laura MacTaggart finished off the three game series against Brandon University.
“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Rocky Balboa’s words ring ever so true for the UBC women’s volleyball team and their season. Going up against them in the playoffs will be no easy task.
In the same year as UBC’s Centennial celebration and for the first time in 44 years, the UBC men's basketball team will host the CIS Final 8 on a new wooden court at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
The Bobcats, despite a woeful 6-9 conference record and being 10 points behind the ’Birds, defeated UBC 1-3 on Friday and 0-3 on Saturday. On Friday night, the Thunderbirds lost in four sets with set scores at 25-16, 15-25, 25-27 and 22-25.
Women’s volleyball team took on the McEwan University Griffins this weekend on Friday and Saturday, beating them in both games to maintain their position in the Canada West conference and tying at second with sister school UBC Okanagan.
If a team’s performance at their homecoming game is a reliable index to how well their season will go, then the UBC women’s field hockey team would have been dead in the water. But the ‘Birds did not let their first game determine their season.