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Apr 2014 02

UBCO Female Athlete of the Year

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography Third year middle Katy Klomps of the women’s volleyball team gets to etch her name in the annals of Heat fame as the UBC Okanagan Female Student Athlete of the Year. As a starter and arguably the most important cog in her team’s defense-first style, Klomps became one of the most dominant forces not only in Canada West, but in the CIS as well. She finished ...

Apr 2014 02

UBCO Male Athlete of the Year

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Will Deck becomes the first ever golf player to pick up Male Student Athlete of the Year honours at UBC Okanagan, joining Jen Woods in an era of prominence for the golf program at the school as she performed a similar feat in 2012-13 for the women. Deck had an outstanding year in Heat uniform, shooting a low score of 425 during the season to earn PACWEST Player of the Year ...

Apr 2014 01

UBCO Will Be “Buzz”ing

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography Local and talented basketball player Buzz Truss has committed to stay home after graduating from KSS to attend UBC Okanagan in the fall. Truss, who helped KSS win another Valley Championship this past season, has a knack for being in the right place at the right time as a versatile forward who can rebound, score and play a solid defense. He will join a growing list of ...

Mar 2014 25

Tyson Jost – Okanagan Rockets

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One of the best young hockey players in the Valley is Okanagan Rocket forward Tyson Jost. He scored 44 goals this past regular season in just 36 games, on route to an 88 point season, winning the BC Major Midget League scoring race. He has been a huge contributor to the Rockets BCMML title, scoring nine goals in seven playoff games so far. The Okanagan Sports Network features Tyson ... Photo courtesy of

Mar 2014 25

Okanagan Sun Shane Beatty

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Okanagan Sun head coach Shane Beatty has been traveling across the province and country looking for the best talent to recruit for his 2014 roster. Coach Beatty has been to the Coast, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba trying to fill specific needs and holes left by graduating players and players who have decided to move on. He was back in Kelowna on Sunday at the CNC and he stopped only to talk with ...

Mar 2014 19

Ryan Huska Prepares For WHL Playoffs

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After a recording setting the season the top ranked Kelowna Rockets are preparing for the WHL playoffs and their first round opponent, the eighth seeded Tri City Americans. The Rockets swept the Americans in the four game regular season series, outscoring them 20-4, including a 7-0 shutout the last time they met on March 8 at Prospera.  Game 1 of the post season is set for Saturday at 7:05pm, with Game ...

Feb 2014 21

Heat Compete in Final Four

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The UBC Okanagan Heat will take part in the Canada West women's volleyball Final Four, hosted in Vancouver by the UBC Thunderbirds it will feature the three top-ranked teams in the conference, and the Heat, an unranked CIS newcomer looking for its first trip to Canadian Interuniversity Sports Nationals. The top three finishers will all qualify for the CIS tournament at University of Regina. UBC, Trinity Western and Manitoba are all regulars ...

Feb 2014 10

WildPlay Element Parks Player of the Game

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After upsetting the defending champion Walnut Grove Gators in the semi-final of the 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada basketball tournament, the KSS Owls suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the Gold Medal game. The Owls were out muscled by the Holy Cross Crusaders on Saturday night in the February Game of the Month.  The lone "push back" from the hosts was that of senior Buzz Truss. The WildPlay Element Parks Player ...

Feb 2014 10

Sport Hero: Lenai Schmidt

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Last week UBCO Heat women's volleyball player Lenai Schmidt was named a Community Sport Hero by Pacific Okanagan. As a defensive specialist, Lenai is a veteran libero with the UBC Okanagan Heat Volleyball program where she has had an impressive five year career.  She will graduate this Spring with two BCCAA Provincial Titles, one CCAA Title, BCCAA All Rookie Team member honours, and as one of the best liberos in the ...

Feb 2014 07

Sport Hero Mike Bencsik

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Olympic weightlifter Mike Bencsik has emerged as a force within the Canadian weightlifting scene.  Under the guidance of former Olympian and coach Guy Greavette, Mike has developed into one of the best young weightlifters in the country. At the Western Canadian Championships in March of 2013, Mike earned a silver medal snatching 131 kg and 169 kg in the clean and jerk. He then matched that performance at the Canadian Championships ...

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