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2012CLUB AWARDS

BIG BLOCK


Schedule of Events Master of Ceremonies - Emily Cordonier Parade of New Blockers Welcome - Mr. Bob Philip Service Awards Rookies of the Year Dinner Thunderbird Alumni Ring Ceremony du Vivier Team of the Year Hall of Fame Inductions A Tribute to the Coach TAC Awards Marilyn Pomfret Trophy “Bus” Phillips Memorial Trophy Big Block Video May Brown Trophy Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy

Honouring our Athletes Since March of 1921, UBC student-athletes have been gathering at the Big Block Banquet to welcome the newest members into the Block Club and to celebrate the success of a season gone by. More recently, with the inclusion of the UBC Sports Hall of Fame inductions, the Block Banquet has brought together past T-Bird greats with the stars of today and tomorrow. This evening, 154 athletes, coaches, trainers and managers will join the 8,000-member Block Club; several will join the impressive list of past award winners; and five former athletes, two builders and two teams will take their rightful place in the Hall of Fame along side UBC sports luminaries from years gone by. These latest inductees, together with the biographies and photos of athletes, builders and teams previously enshrined, can be viewed at www. ubcsportshalloffame.com. These distinguished UBC’ers are also showcased in our new Hall of Fame located in the foyer of the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. All current photos by Richard Lam except where noted All historic photos from the UBC Athletics Archives


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UBC Sports Hall of Fame Joanne Ross - Athlete In 1994, Montreal native Joanne Ross turned down full-ride scholarship offers from UCLA and other top US universities to play volleyball for UBC. In each of the next five seasons, she led the Thunderbirds from her middle blocker position to CIS national championship appearances, including silver medals in 1997 and 1999. Mid-way through her UBC career, she was named to Canada’s national team, but maintained an extraordinary commitment to both the national team and to her UBC team mates. She continued to play at the international level until 2002, including a season of professional play in Belgium as well as two appearances in the World University Games. Tom Jones - Athlete Canadian Volleyball Hall of Fame member Tom Jones demonstrated extreme and unusual athleticism at UBC from 1974 to 1977 by playing in both the setter and hitter positions. He led UBC to two Canada West championships, a CIS national title in 1976, and made four appearances in the World University Games. While still a UBC Science student, he was named to Canada’s national team in 1977, and began a long international career consisting of over 250 matches, including two appearances in the Pan American Games, two World Championships, a World Cup and the 1984 Olympics. The many highlights include a bronze medal finish with Canada at the 1979 Pan American Games and a fourth place finish at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Canada’s best-ever Olympic result. Tom left the national team in 1985 to play seven seasons of professional volleyball in Italy and France, highlighted by being a member of the 1987 French First Division Champions and the 1989 semi-finalist for the European Cup. Tracey Lipp-Derrheim - Athlete A member of UBC’s women’s golf team from 1990 to 1994, Tracey Lipp accumulated a long list of achievements on the golf course both before and after her graduation. In 1992 she became the first UBC golfer to win a NCAA tournament after carding the lowest 54-hole total in the University of Wyoming Invitational. She also won the Canadian ladies amateur crown in 1995, joining a list that includes former LPGA Tour professionals Jocelyn Bourassa, Dawn Coe-Jones and A.J. Eathorne. She represented Canada at the 1995 Commonwealth Championships in Sydney, Australia and at the 1996 World Amateur Championships in the Philippines. Tracey began her professional career in 1997 and competed on the BMO Canadian Women’s Tour, the Ladies’ European tour and the Futures Tour. In 2000 she was one of just four Canadians to qualify for the final two rounds of the LPGA du Maurier Classic at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club.


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Pat Onstad - Athlete Soccer goalkeeper Pat Onstad helped lead the Thunderbirds to a record 54-game unbeaten streak in the early 1990’s, and three CIS Championships. He was a two-time All Canadian during his UBC career and the CIS Championship MVP in 1994. As a member of Canada’s national team, he played in a total of 57 international matches, more than any other Canadian goalkeeper. He entered pro soccer in 1987 at the age of 18 with the Vancouver 86ers and was eventually a member of three Major League Soccer Championship teams. In 2007 with DC United, he led the league in save percentage and goals-against on route to setting a league record 0.82 goals-against average. After a stellar 23-year professional career, Pat retired in 2010 and became a member of the coaching staff of DC United.

Frank Smith - Builder One of Canadian university football’s most iconic figures, Frank Smith coached the Thunderbirds for 21 seasons from 1974 to 1994 and led the team to a record 126 victories, including five Canada West Championships, four Vanier Cup appearances and Vanier Cup Championship victories in 1982 and 1986. He received the Frank Tindall Award as CIS Coach of the Year in 1978 and 1987, and a total of 47 of his players went on to play in the CFL. A guard and linebacker for five seasons in the Canadian Football League in the 1950’s, Frank Smith made guest coaching appearances at 11 CFL training camps during his time with UBC, and subsequently served on the coaching staff of both the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1995) and BC Lions (1996-2000). Rick Noonan - Builder After honing his skills as an athletic trainer with Memorial Cup champion hockey teams and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rick Noonan left his Ontario home and came west in 1970 to join the UBC Athletic Department, where he contributed to numerous championships for UBC’s football, hockey and basketball teams. At the same time he remained committed to his duties as head trainer for Canada’s national hockey team, eventually resulting in him being appointed general manager of Canada’s 1980 Olympic team as well as men’s athletic director at UBC. Equipped with business expertise and a lifelong love for the game of hockey, he was later appointed as general manager of both the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre and the Thunderbirds hockey team. Among his many contributions, Rick founded and chaired the Thunderbird Hockey Alumni Association’s Father Bauer Golf Classic, which over the course of 25 years has raised one million dollars for UBC hockey scholarships.


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Barbara Robertson - Athlete In addition to being one of the finest players in UBC women’s basketball history, Barbara Robertson was also in many ways a pioneer of her sport. In her first season as an 18-year-old in 1960, she was credited with introducing the jump shot to the UBC team, dispelling the myth that women were incapable of executing the shot. In an era that pre-dated national championships for women, she helped UBC to a Western Canadian University championship in that 1960 season, and a repeat performance the following year. After graduating in 1964, she was named to Canada’s first-ever women’s national team. Barbara played for four years with the national team and was instrumental in Canada’s bronze medal finish at the 1967 Pan American Games. 1960 UBC Rowing Eight - Team The UBC-VRC men’s eight were by no means favourites to win the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics, particularly given the renowned strength of the German crew that had been selected from among the nation’s 40,000 oarsmen, and who had trained together for a full two years and seen much international competition in Europe prior to the Games. But the pre-race odds meant nothing to Coach Frank Read and his scrappy crew of students as they made ready for the final on the Lago di Albano course. With a crowd of some 20,000 looking on, the UBC crew remained even with the favoured boat until, with 200 meters to go, the Germans squeezed ahead to win in a sub-six-minute time, the second fastest to that point in Olympic history. The 1960 Olympic silver medalists were Walter d’Hondt, Archie MacKinnon, Bill McKerlich, Don Arnold, John Lecky, Glen Mervyn, Nelson Kuhn, David Anderson, Sohen Biln (cox), Keith Donald (spare) and Lorne Loomer (spare). 1962-63 Thunderbird Hockey - Team Coached by Father David Bauer, the 1962-63 Thunderbirds hockey team came within a hair’s breadth of capturing UBC’s first ever Canadian university hockey championships. The team began the season with a 1-1 tie in an exhibition game with the famed Trail Smoke Eaters, who represented Canada just two months later at the World Hockey Championships. The regular season began with a two-game sweep over the Alberta Golden Bears for the Hamber Cup. The Thunderbirds finished atop the Western Canadian conference with a record of 8-1-1 in the short 10-game schedule, outscoring their opponents 4220. They then clinched a first-ever Western Canadian conference title by outscoring the Manitoba Bisons 11-2 in a two-game total-point series. It was then on to Kingston, Ontario where UBC defeated the University of Sherbrooke 6-2 to qualify for the championship final against McMaster University, which had won 14 straight games and not lost to a Canadian team all season. The final result was a narrow 3-2 loss for UBC, but the conclusion of a historic season. Father Bauer’s team members were Terry O’Malley, Mickey McDowell, Ken Broderick, Ken Smith, Ralph Lortie, Barry McKenzie, Stu Gibbs, Gary Unsworth, Boone Strother, Dave Chambers, Peter Kelly, Mike Smith, Bob Parker, Cliff Russell, John McLeod, Les Bergman, Bruce Kitsch, Jack Harris, Ken Ronalds, Gary Morris, Bob Hindmarch (assistant coach) and Bill Sturn (manager).


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Big Block Club Awards

Big Block Club Awards Baseball New Blockers Tavis Bruce Austin Fruson Matt Spillman Ryan Taylor Luke Webster Sebastian Wong Varsity Recognition Jerod Bartnik Kevin Biro Markus Fergusson Cameron Firth Alexander Graham Brody Hawkins Michael Hole Nathan Kirby Conor Lillis-White Gabe Mark Connor Smith James Stewart Matthew Trimble Re-wins Keaton Briscoe (2) Blake Carruthers (2) Andrew Firth (2) David Otterman (2) Nick Senior (2) Danny Britton-Foster (3) Greg Densem (3) Miles Verweel (3) Coaching Terry Mckaig HC Fred Bietler AC Shawn Corness AC

Wayne Corness Connor Janes Mike Stryna

Basketball (M)

AC AC AC

New Blockers Tommy Nixon Doug Plumb Varsity Recognition Jermaine Cherry Glenn Gravengard Michael Lewandowski Nakai Luyken Geoff Pippus David Wagner Malcolm Williams Re-wins Kamar Burke (2) Balraj Bains (4) Graham Bath (4) Nathan Yu (4) Coaching Kevin Hanson HC Casey Archibald AC Dahman Boudraa AC Vern Knopp AC Jamie Oei AC

Basketball (W)

New Blockers Alyssa Binns Ramin Sadaghiani (AC) Zana Williams Kris Young

Varsity Recognition Stephanie Bell Alicia Dorsch (TR) Kristen Hughes Cassandra Knievel Andrea Nikic (TR) Adrienne Parkin Re-wins Tori Spangehl Chloee St.Amour Erika Vieweg Leigh Stansfield Zara Huntley Alex Vieweg Coaching Deb Huband Carrie Watts

Cross Country & Track (M) New Blockers Simon Bill Parmveer Brar Christopher Dong Justin Kent Gurdas Panesar Marcus Watson Christopher Yeung Varsity Recognition Uluc Birol Michael Bourgeois Jake Bruchet William Cliff Matthew Galea Daniel Helm

(2) (2) (2) (3) (4) (4) HC AC


Big Block Club Awards

Alexander Kilpatrick Reid Mitchell Wesley Palmer Devin Rajala Bilal Shamsi Benjamin Thorne Jack Williams Re-wins Lucas Bruchet (2) Timothy Huebsch (2) David Slade (2) Tim Smith (2) Andy White (2) Theodore Hunt (3) Andrew Nathan (3) Jordan Smith (3) Coaching Marek Jedrzejek HC

Cross Country & Track (W)

New Blockers Catherine Farish Meghan Flavel Michelle Gutmanis Mikaela Hannam Katherine Huang Kathryn Hutchins Madison McCarthy Jennifer McCormack Cara McCulloch Sarah Reimer Heather Slinn Vivian Soo Milena Stefanovic Norika Takacs-Rehm Varsity Recognition Christine Ausman

Maria Bernard AmĂŠlie De Fenoyl Naomi Fuglem Addison Kramer Njideka Obioha Damanpreet Rai Jacqueline Regan Keddi-Anne Sherbino Elise Spearing Devan Weibe Re-wins Ketty Alfaro Lopez (2) Nelly Amenyogbe (2) Rhiannon Evans (2) Ashley Hearn (2) Keleigh McLaughlin (2) Erin Templeton (2) Alix Thompson (2) Maggie Woodward (2) Lissa Zimmer (2) Danielle Douglas (3) Anne-Marie Nano (3) Mariah Robinson (3) Sophie Tran (3) Alexandra Venner (3) Coaching Marek Jedrzejek HC

Field Hockey (M) New Blockers Taylor Curran Stephan Bissett Harshan Grewal Thomas Martin Campbell Munsie Arne Oswald Keegan Pereira Nicolas Roggeveen Ayli Berson (Trainer)

Varsity Recognition Harmann Grewal Gordon Johnston Oliver Scholfield Alexandre Gatien Paul Wharton Lachlan Glen Re-wins Connor Meakin Brian Hobkirk Hamish Love Elliott Marsh Hudson Stewart John Smythe Coaching Shiaz Virjee

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(2) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) HC

Field Hockey (W) New Blockers Erin De Sousa Bea Francisco Shanlee Johnston Laura Matthew Ceilidh McLeod Jenna McNeil Abigail Raye Poonam Sandhu Natalie Sourisseau Cassandra Tayler Anthony Wright (AC) Varsity Recognition Katrina Davis Molly Driscoll Sarah Keglowitsch Elliott Marsh (TR) Sara McManus Erendira Silva (TR) Katrina Waldron


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Re-wins Caitlin Evans Katie Jameson Miranda Mann Robyn Pendleton Kirsten Bertsch Coaching Hash Kanjee Kimo Linders Football

(2) (2) (2) (3) (4) HC AC

New Blockers Brent Borthistle Kareem Ba Krystin Ellis-McDermid Jeff Effah Joey Gabrick Thomas Harris Levar Hayden Jordy Kyle Sebestien Martimbault Justice Osei Bryan Rideout Carson Williams Varsity Recognition Sam Adu Colton Allinger Justin Andrushko Ben Bahrami Vivie Bojilov Shane Bonneau Jordan Bosa Patrick Bull Cameron Canales Brandon Deschamps Donovan Gratton Nikolaas Jacobs

Adam Konar Josh Kronstrom Kofi Kuma-Mintah Pierre Lacerte Ford Marcotte Domenic Mercuri AJ Miller Geoff Piper Ethan Schnell Mitch Shuster Sabdeep Sidhu Patrick Sullivan Andrew Wilkinson Spencer Wilson Jake Woodson Re-wins Justin Carpenter (2) Ryan Couper (2) Jon Hitchens (2) Kelly Kurisu (2) Martin Park (2) David Scott (2) Micha Theil (2) Steve Zakrewski (2) Alex Babalos (3) Jordan Grieve (3) Billy Greene (3) Spencer Betts (3) Serge Kaminsky (3) Jeff Burt (4) Sam Carino (4) Dave Boyd (4) Chris Mark (4) Devin Kavanagh (4) Coaching Shawn Olson HC Jerome Erdman AC Paul Orazietti AC Brent Frid TR

Golf (M) New Blockers Scott Malo Varsity Recognition Jeremy Demers Conner Kozak Andrew Ledger Nicholas Russell Scott Secord Re-wins Dennis Nikou (2) Jack Wesche (3) Coaching Chris Macdonald HC

Golf (W)

New Blockers Casara Hong Reagan Wilson Varsity Recognition Stephanie Wong Re-wins Kylie Barros Haley Cameron Vanessa Leon Alyssa Human Coaching Chris MacDonald Keri Moffat

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Big Block Club Awards

Hockey (M) New Blockers Charles An (AC) Jeff Battah (AC) Lucas Bedford (TR) Dustin Kimber Mike McGurk Ben Schmidt Matt Wray Varsity Recognition Scott Brkich Ilan Cumberbirch Nate Fleming Marc Juneau Carson Loveday Cole Pruden Steven Stanford Marcus Toye Brendon Wall Michael Wilgosh Cole Wilson Jason Yee Re-wins Max Grassi Wyatt Hamilton Adam Maglio Justin McCrae Scott Wasden Jordan White Jordan Inglis Ryan Kakoske Matt Pepe Marc Desloges Coaching Milan Dragicevic Tyler Kuntz

Hockey (W)

New Blockers Amanda Asay Nikola Brown-John

(2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (3) (4) HC AC

Sarah Casorso Laura Jordan Tatiana Rafter Haley Voytechek Varsity Recognition Nadine Burgess Carly Butcher Charissa Church Paige Clark Cailey Hay Samantha Langford Lisa Trainor Rebecca Unrau Re-wins Christi Capozzi Dayle Poulin Kaylee Chanakos Emily Grainger Kaitlin Imai Tamara Pickford Coaching Jen Rawson Kim Coates Claire Tofflemire Rowing (M) New Blockers Graeme Blaskovich Evan Cheng Ryan Taka gi Varsity Recognition Martin Bohdal Kevin Erwin Andy Guiry Matthew Smyth Ryan Takagi Angus Todd

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Re-wins Ben de Wit (2) Robert Gage (2) Garret BouhuyzenWenger (4) Andrew Knorr (4) Ronan Sabo-Walsh (4) Coaching Mike Pearce HC Ben Rutledge AC Rowing (W) (2) (2) (3) (3) (3) (4) HC AC TR

New Blockers Robyn Fashler Molly Lai Krisha Lim Janelle Mackoff Julie Sheppard Martha Smith Varsity Recognition Ella Champion Zoe Fetting-Win Lottie Greenhalf Lia Hart Sonja Lonne Sheryl Preston (AC) Re-wins Katherine Enns Samantha Harris Emma Hitchcock Alex Leask Chloe O’Neill Jocelyn Plant Nicole Schuurman Andrea Bundon Coaching Craig Pond

(2) (2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (3) (4) HC


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Big Block Club Awards

Rugby (M)

Rugby (W)

New Blockers Alexander Daniel Carlin Hamstra Chris Holt Varsity Recognition Maxwell Babiuk Shane Bates Tomos Dafydd Samuel Daniel Dibadj Francois Du Toit Wayne Fernandes Connor Fuller Gabriel Grzybowski Matthew Heeps Erik Hunter-James Blair Knowles Jonathon Martin Remington Panikkar Paul Reid Adrian Semmelink Tristan Slade David Turner Reid Turner Adam Webster Ross Weymark Jon Xavier Semmelink Re-wins Adam Gosselin (2) Alex Kam (2) Sean Ferguson (3) Taylor Dalziel (4) Harry Jones (4) Coaching Spence McTavish HC

New Blockers Tanya Bennet Megan Hamm Gabrielle Hindley Marie Jones Bailey Komishke Carolyn McEwen Shawnee Monchalin Catherine Ohler Lindsay Reynoldson Erin Ryan Brittany Tre Holness Varsity Recognition Annabel Arnott Danielle Black Cassidy Gale Haley Glendinning Justine Jarvis Janet Jorgensen Meghan Kuppe Margarita Pacis Paniz Pahlavanlu Shaylee Peterson Rebecca Thomas Danielle VanEvery Taylor Whittaker Re-wins Jennifer Brule (2) Beverley Cheng (2) Sagal-Maria Kahin (2) Blaine Lyons (2) Erika Sutherland (2) Coaching Lesley McKenzie HC Michele Helmeczi AC Nava Hymowitz TR

Alexander Rebchuk TR Derek Monkman TR Angela Pettit TR

Skiing, Alpine (M) New Blockers Mike Bisnaire Mike Cadman Austin Taylor Varsity Recognition Luke Terhart Re-win Ben Middleton (2) Skiing, Alpine (W) New Blockers Tobias Britton Kelsey Nilsen Varsity Recognition Samantha Bisnaire Samantha Davis Re-win Christina Donnelly (2) Skiing, Nordic (M) New Blockers Mikhail Fain Normand Richard Varsity Recognition Robert Ragotte Kristofer Rhude Re-win Alistair Hardy-Poirier (2) Nico Petch (3)


Big Block Club Awards

Skiing, Nordic (W)

Soccer (W)

New Blockers Lilla Roy Re-win Solen Roth

New Blockers Katie Drake Gary Moody (AC) Alisha Penev Rachel Ramsden Mark Rogers (HC) Varsity Recognition Katherine Caverly Taryn Lim Sydney Morrison Amy Roneki Nicole Segovia Taylor Shannik Krista Whittaker Alyssa Williamson Emily Wilson Re-wins Christina Donnelly Janine Frazao Jordan Kitagawa Rachael Sawer Kelly Cook Leah Peric Lisa Furutani Natalie Hirayama Diane Rizzardo

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Soccer (M) New Blockers Brandon Bonifacio Paul Clerc Gagan Dosanjh Sean Haley Navid Mashinchi Richard Meister Connor Radil Matthew Robinson Devon Smith Varsity Recognition Cameron Davis Daniel Gazzola Kent O’Connor Alex Orasa Luke O’Shea Re-wins Brandon Ho William Hyde Steve Johnson Mike Michelina Greg Smith Devin Gunenc Marco Visintin Matt Allard Jason Gill Tyson Keam Coaching Mike Mosher

(2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) (4) (4) HC

Softball

New Blockers Leigh Della Siega Cassandra Dypchey Carlyn Shimizu Varsity Recognition Yasmin Bains Carlee Herbert Sarah Hillsdon Jenna Neufeld Jamie Randall

Kelly Rumley Alana Westerhof Chris Wong (TR) Andrew Yuen (TR) Re-wins Nicole Day Alyssa Derksen Molly Gosnell Jess Hodge Lindsay McElroy Brittany Meyer Tayla Westgard Coaching Phil Thom Becky Hartley Erin Thomas

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(2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) HC AC AC

Swimming (M)

(2) (2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) (4) (4)

New Blockers Sam Acton Kelly Aspinall Mitchell Benkic Craig Brazier Patrick Cowan Theoren Goosney Varsity Recognition Nathaniel Lai Oleksandr Loginov Philip Mackie Anton Moshynskyy Re-wins Kevin Chu Elliott Lee Rudi Plesch Matt Godbeer Nick Quenville Rory Biskupski Duncan Furrer Tommy Gossland Stefan Mikuska

(2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) (4) (4) (4)


10 Big Block Club Awards Coaching Steve Price Janice Hanan

HC AC

Swimming (W) New Blockers Kim Bowman Savannah King Heather MacLean Colleen Nesbitt Grainne Pierse Fionnuala Pierse Hayley Pipher Varsity Recognition Erin Assman Rebecca Terejko Tera Van Beilen Brittney Harley Re-wins Shaneese Nowlan Laura Thompson Martha McCabe Rachelle Salli Coaching Steve Price Janice Hanan Volleyball (W) Varsity Recognition Noah Derksen Sjur Godoe Robert Gotch Jarrid Ireland Parker Jobin Milan Nikic Alex Russell

David Zeyha Re-wins Chris Klassen Garrett LaValley Ian Perry Demijan Savija Robert Bennett Cary Brett Joseph Cordonier Tanner Kozak Yaroslav Kozel Coaching Richard Schick Matt Lebourdais Ken Li

(2) (2) (2) (3) (4) (4) (4) (4) (4) HC AC AC

Volleyball (W)

(2) (2) (2) (4) (4) HC AC

New Blockers Lisa Barclay Mariah Bruinsma Kristine Johnston Abbey Keeping Rosie Schlagintweit Kirsty Setterlund Varsity Recognition Alissa Coulter Begum Pulas Re-wins Briana Liau Kent (2) Jessica Von Shilling (2) Brina Derksen-Bergen (3) Shanice Marcelle (3) Danielle Richards (3) Rayel Quiring (4) Kyla Richey (4)

Coaching Doug Reimer Leah Allinger

HC AC


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12 Conference recognition

Conference Recognition Baseball* Blake Carruthers (GG) + (AR) Andrew Firth (GG) Eric Brown Shawn Hetherington

Swimming (m) Kelly Aspinall Rory Biskupski Craig Brazier Duncan Furrer Tommy Gossland

Basketball (m) Nathan Yu (1st)

Swimming (w) Brittney Harley Savannah King Heather MacLean Martha McCabe Fionnuala Pierse Grainne Pierse Rachelle Salli Tera Van Beilen

Basketball (w) Zara Huntley (1st) Kris Young (2nd) Field Hockey (w) Robyn Pendleton Poonam Sandhu Miranda Mann Kirsten Bertsch Football Billy Greene Jordan Grieve Mitch Shuster Sam Carino Serge Kaminsky Hockey (m) Jordan White (2nd) Rugby (w) Paniz Pahlavanlu Megan Hamm Soccer (m) Matt Allard (1st) Jason Gill (1st) Navid Mashinchi (1st) Sean Haley (1st) Will Hyde (2nd) Tyson Keam (2nd) Soccer (w) Kelly Cook (1st) Janine Frazao (1st) Aly Williamson (2nd) Alisha Penev (2nd) Natalie Hirayama (2nd) Softball* Tanya McLean Courtney O’Connor

Volleyball (m) Robert Bennett (2nd) Volleyball (w) Shanice Marcelle (1st) Kyla Richey (1st) Brina Derksen-Bergen (2nd) 1st - First Team 2nd - Second Team GG - Golden Glove AR - All-Region Team (NAIA) *Baseball & Softball are for Spring 2011


Conference recognition

Conference Champions Men’s Baseball (NAIA West) Women’s Basketball Women’s Field Hockey Men’s Golf (AII) Women’s Golf (AII) Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year Shawn Olson, Football Milan Dragicevic, Men’s Hockey Hash Kanjee, Women’s Field Hockey Steve Price, Women’s Swimming

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Athlete of the Year Robyn Pendleton, Women’s Field Hockey Billy Greene, Football Janine Frazao, Women’s Soccer Savannah King, Women’s Swimming Kyla Richey, Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year Sarah Keglowitsch, Women’s Field Hockey Alyssa Williamson, Women’s Soccer


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National Recognition All-Canadians / All-Americans 1st and 2nd refer to First and Second Team where applicable; R is Rookie Team; HM is honourable mention. Baseball, Golf and Track awards are for spring 2011 Cross Country (w) Maria Bernard Field Hockey Robyn Pendleton (1st) Poonam Sandhu (1st) Miranda Mann (2nd) Kirsten Bertsch (2nd) Football Billy Greene (1st) Jordan Grieve (2nd) Sam Carino (2nd) Golf (m) Andrew Robb (1st) Golf (w) Kylie Barros (1st) Haley Cameron (1st) Janelle Samoluk (HM) Vanessa Leon (HM) Skiing, Alpine (m) Michael Bisnaire Austin Taylor

Ben Middleton Skiing, Alpine (w) Samantha Bisnaire Soccer (m) Jason Gill (1st) Navid Mashinchi (2nd) Soccer (w) Janine Frazao (1st) Kelly Cook (1st)

Grainne Pierse (1st) Rachelle Salli (1st) Tera Van Beilen (1st) Brittney Harley (2nd) Fionnuala Pierse (2nd) Rebecca Terejko (2nd) Track & Field (m) Evan Dunfee Nigel Hole Andy White Marcus Watson

Swimming (m) Kelly Aspinall (1st) Rory Biskupski (1st) Duncan Furrer (1st) Matt Godbeer (1st) Tommy Gossland (1st) Sam Acton (2nd)

Track & Field (w) Nelly Amenyogbe Maria Bernard Nicola Evangelista

Swimming (f) Savannah King (1st) Heather MacLean (1st) Martha McCabe (1st)

Volleyball (w) Shanice Marcelle (1st) Kyla Richey (1st)

Volleyball (m) Jarrid Ireland (R)


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Teams & Coaches CIS Champions Women’s Field Hockey Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Women’s Volleyball Golf Canada National Champions Women’s Golf CIS Athlete of the Year Billy Greene, Football Robyn Pendleton, Women’s Field Hockey Tommy Gossland, Men’s Swimming Savannah King, Women’s Swimming Kyla Richey, Women’s Volleyball CIS All-Tournament Team Basketball (w): Kris Young Field Hockey (w): Robyn Pendleton, Abigail Raye, Poonam Sandhu Volleyball (w): Lisa Barclay, Shanice Marcelle, Brina Derksen-Bergen CIS Championship MVP Lisa Barclay, Women’s Volleyball Robyn Pendleton, Women’s Field Hockey CIS Rookie of the Year Tera Van Beilen, Women’s Swimming CIS Special Recognition Women’s Field Hockey - R.W. Pugh Fair Play Award Tommy Gossland, Men’s Swimming - Sprinter’s Cup Briana Liau Kent, Women’s Volleyball - R.W. Pugh Fair Play Award Hayley Pipher, Women’s Swimming - Student-Athlete Community Service Award Savannah King, Women’s Swimming – Canadian 400m Freestyle Record 4:02.76 NAIA Special Recognition Evan Dunfee – NAIA 5000m Race Walk Record - 20:02.25 Nicola Evangelista – NAIA 5000m Race Walk Record - 25:11.56 Coach of the Year Steve Price, Women’s Swimming


16 international recognition

International Recognition This lists includes those UBC athletes, coaches and staff who represented Canada this past season. Basketball (m) Kevin Hanson (HC) Nathan Yu Basketball (w) Kris Young Cross Country Maria Bernard Field Hockey (m) Hudson Stewart Keegan Pereira Elliott Marsh Connor Meakin Gordon Johnston Taylor Curran Stephen Bissett Field Hockey (w) Bea Francisco Sarah Keglowitsch Sara McManus Abigail Raye Poonam Sandhu Natalie Sourisseau

Rowing Ben de Wit

Track & Field Evan Dunfee

Rugby (w) Paniz Pahlavanlu Megan Hamm Gabrielle Hindley Lesley McKenzie (coach)

Volleyball (w) Lisa Barclay Shanice Marcelle Kyla Richey

Soccer (m) Jason Gill Gagan Dosanjh Soccer (w) Janine Frazao Swimming (m) Kelly Aspinall Rory Biskupski Swimming (w) Savannah King Heather MacLean Martha McCabe Hayley Pipher Tera Van Beilen


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Career T-Birds Those student-athletes who have played out (or will play out this spring) their entire eligibility as a UBC Thunderbird. Baseball Miles Verweel Danny Britton-Foster Greg Densem

Rowing (m) Garret Bouhuyzen-Wenger Andrew Knorr Ronan Sabo-Walsh

Basketball (m) Nathan Yu Graham Bath Balraj Bains

Rugby (m) Taylor Dalziel Harry Jones

Basketball (w) Zara Huntley Alex Vieweg Cross Country & Track (m) Andrew Nathan Jordan Smith Theodore Hunt Cross Country & Track (w) Mariah Robinson Sophie Tran Anne-Marie Nano Danielle Douglas Field Hockey (w) Kirsten Bertsch Football Jeff Burt Sam Carino Dave Boyd Chris Mark Devin Kavanagh Golf (m) Jack Wesche Golf (m) Alyssa Human Ice Hockey (m) Marc Desloges Ice Hockey (w) Tamara Pickford

Skiing, Nordic (w) Solen Roth Soccer (m) Matt Allard Jason Gill Tyson Keam Soccer (w) Lisa Furutani Diane Rizzardo Natalie Hirayama Swimming (m) Stefan Mikuska Tommy Gossland Duncan Furrer Rory Biskupski Swimming (w) Martha McCabe Rachelle Salli Volleyball (m) Robert Bennett Cary Brett Joseph Cordonier Tanner Kozak Yaroslav Kozel Volleyball (w) Rayel Quiring Kyla Richey


18 academic all-canadians

Academic All-Canadians Those student-athletes who achieved 80 per cent or higher during the 2010-11 varsity season.

Kira Graham, Kinesiology Natalie Sourisseau, Kinesiology Cassandra Tayler, Science

Baseball Andrew Firth, Kinesiology

Football Mark Bailey, Arts Jeffrey Burt, Commerce Serge Kaminsky, Applied Science

Men’s Basketball Balraj Bains, Arts Women’s Basketball Leigh Stansfield, Arts Men’s Cross Country/ Track & Field Parmveer Brar, Science Evan Dunfee, Kinesiology Nigel Hole, Commerce Jordan Maynard, Science Andrew Nathan, Arts

Men’s Golf Andrew Robb, Music David Sheman, Kinesiology Women’s Golf Vanessa Leon, Kinesiology Men’s Ice Hockey Jordan Inglis, Kinesiology Ryan Kakoske, Commerce Justin McCrae, Kinesiology Michael McGurk, Kinesiology

Women’s Cross Country/ Track & Field Nelly Amenyogbe, Science Meredith Briggs, Science Kaitlin Gray, Kinesiology Rana Hazarat, Arts Kathryn Hutchins, Arts Beverley Larssen, Kinesiology Jennifer McCormack, Science Cara McCulloch, Kinesiology Keleigh McLaughlin, Science Amelia Rajala, Science Sarah Reimer, Science Natalie Scadden, Kinesiology Jenny Strong, Science Erin Templeton, Arts Sophie Tran, Kinesiology

Women’s Ice Hockey Amanda Asay, Unclassified Melinda Choy, Science Alisha Choy, Science Emily Grainger, Kinesiology Kirsten Mihalcheon, Applied Science

Men’s Field Hockey Taylor Curran, Applied Science Philip Edgcumbe, Applied Science Antoni Kindler, Kinesiology Hamish Love, Arts Benjamin Martin, Science Christopher Robertson, Commerce

Men’s Rugby Alexander Daniel, Applied Science Kyle Isherwood, Arts William Philippson, Kinesiology Thomas Woodward, Arts

Women’s Field Hockey Beatrice Francisco, Kinesiology

Men’s Rowing Rahul Baliga, Applied Science Benjamin De Wit, Applied Science Maksym Kepskyy, Kinesiology David Twa, Science Women’s Rowing Molly Lai, Arts Stephanie Ridenour, Applied Science Nicole Schuurman, Kinesiology Martha Smith, Science

Women’s Rugby Maia Bessemer, Arts Beverley Cheng, Commerce Gabrielle Hindley, Science


ACADEMIC ALL-CANADIANS Section 19 Radha Jain, Kinesiology Marie Jones, Science Bailey Komishke, Science Blaine Lyons, Arts Carolyn McEwen, Kinesiology Hayley Pitcher, Arts Amanpreet Purewal, Arts Lindsay Reynoldson, Kinesiology Men’s Alpine Skiing Alexander Binks, Kinesiology Chipman Drury, Science Benjamin Millar, Science Daniel Millar, Applied Science

Sebastian Crema, Commerce Women’s Soccer Natalie Hirayama, Science Diane Rizzardo, Kinesiology Women’s Softball Jessica Barclay, Kinesiology Jesslyn Hodge, Kinesiology Tanya Mclean, Kinesiology Men’s Swimming Rory Biskupski, Accounting Stefan Mikuska, Arts Zachary Zeiler, Visiting

Women’s Alpine Skiing Madison Crowell, Science Amanda Driver, Science Meghan McLeod, Commerce Jillian Treadwell, Science

Women’s Swimming Heather Maclean, Kinesiology

Men’s Nordic Skiing Eric Carter, Science Mikhail Fain, Science Normand Richard, Science

Women’s Volleyball Brina Derksen-Bergen, Arts Jennifer Hinze, Science Kristine Johnson, Kinesiology Danielle Richards, Science Rosemary Schlagintweit, Arts Lauren Whitehead, Science

Women’s Nordic Skiing Lilla Roy, Science Men’s Soccer Matthew Allard, Kinesiology Paul Clerc, Kinesiology

Men’s Volleyball Cary Brett, Kinesiology


20 KAY BREARLEY SERVICE AWARD

Kay Brearley Service Award This award, donated by Kay Brearley who taught in the French department at UBC, is given to the student or nonstudent whose service to women’s athletics is judged to be exceptional. Dr. Brearley was both a member and Chair of the Women’s Athletic Committee for many years and had a genuine interest in students. She was also committed to encouraging student involvement and leadership.

Past Winners 1974 Anne Taggart 1975 Pam Aiken 1976 (award not presented) 1977 Louisa Zerbe 1978 (award not presented) 1979 Amanjit Dhillon 1980 D  oramy Ehling, Cindy Thompson 1981 Kathy Armstrong, Georgina Gray 1982 Irena Jarosinski 1983 Brenda Chinn 1984 Terri Drain, Michelle Jensen 1985 Brenda Chinn, Ken Radford 1986 Brenda Chinn 1987 Leigh Anne Merlo 1988 Linda Diano 1989 Laura Farres, Robyn McCreery 1990 Mitch Ring 1991 Harj Sandhu 1992 Penny Cooper 1993 Harj Sandhu 1994 Sheena Scott 1995 Laura Bennion 1996 Heather Andrews 1997 Rob Traynor 1998 (award not presented) 1999 Fred Hume 2000 Sandy Silver 2001 Sean Rollo 2002 (award not presented) 2003 Dana Mersich 2004 Cathy L’Orsa 2005 Jim Day 2006 Mary Campbell 2007 Jonathan Figueroa 2008 Chrissie Arnold 2009 Tiana Blouin 2010 (award not presented) 2011 (award not presented)


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Carolyn Dobie-Smith Award This award is in recognition of Carolyn Dobie-Smith, the student trainer for the women’s volleyball team from September 1989 to April 1990, who died suddenly in the summer of 1992. Carolyn displayed an exemplary level of dedication and commitment to the athletes with whom she worked, both as a trainer and a friend. She willingly shared her knowledge and expertise with less experienced student trainers, providing an excellent role model. This award will be presented annually, as appropriate, to a student trainer who best exemplifies Carolyn Dobie-Smith.

Past Winners 1993 Yvette Vienneau 1994 Sharon Spinder 1995 Craig Goodmurphy 1996 (award not presented) 1997 Teresa Lui 1998 (award not presented) 1999 Brent Neeve 2000 Faye Leung 2001 D’Arcy Boulton 2002 Amanda Nichol 2003 Rohan Roy 2004 Kathleen Jeanes 2005 Behrad Honarbakhsh 2006 Nicole Sullivan 2007 (award not presented) 2008 Krisi Serwa and Daniel Schultes 2009 Mischa Harris 2010 Karl Sundin 2011 Jayne Blank


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Arthur W. Delamont Service Award This award, commemorating the internationally known Vancouver musician, teacher, and band leader Arthur Delamont, is awarded to the individual or group emulating the perennial freshman spirit that was exhibited by this man, who, for 45 years, was the leader of the University Pep Band. Those who exemplify Delamont’s contribution of service, goodwill and cheerfulness to students and athletes are eligible for this award.

Past Winners 1979 Engineering Undergraduate Society 1980 Music Education Students 1981 Thunderbird Ice Hockey Alumni 1982 Steve Campbell & Scott McDonald 1983 CiTR Radio 1984 UBC Swimming Team 1985 Thunderbird Cheerleaders 1986 UBC Pep Band 1987 CiTR Radio and UBC Pep Band 1988 UBC Big Block Club 1989 Thunderbird Ice Hockey Team 1990 (award not presented) 1991 Paul Buckley 1992 Paul Buckley 1993 Tony Ivancic 1994 Buzz Moore 1995 Thunder Productions 1996 Tailgators Booster Club 1997 Dave Thomson 1998 Wolf Depner & Richard Lam 1999 Casey Smith 2000 Bruce Arthur 2001 Darrell Yip 2002 Janice Hanan & Kyle Bangen 2003 Scott Locke 2004 Tyler Kuntz & Amber Hunt 2005 Joel O’Gorman & Darren Karpluk 2006 (award not presented) 2007 Robin Leuty 2008 S hawn McIsaac & Dan Cooper 2009 Claudia Richard 2010 Tuesday Knights 2011 Ben Millar


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Thunderbird Rookies of the Year For the sixth time in the history of the Big Block Banquet, one male and one female Thunderbird rookie of the year will be honoured for their outstanding achievements in their first year of competing at the university level.

Past Winners 2007 Matt Hawes, Swimming Caitlin Davie, Soccer 2008 Jorge Angel-Mira, Soccer Natalie Hirayama, Soccer 2009 S pencer Betts, Football Matt Pepe, Hockey Shanice Marcelle, Volleyball 2010 L uc Bruchet, Track & Field Abigail Raye, Field Hockey 2011 Gagan Dosanjh, Soccer Kylie Barros, Golf & Savannah King, Swimming

2012 Male Finalists

JARRID IRELAND VOLLEYBALL

MALCOLM WILLIAMS BASKETBALL

JASON YEE ICE HOCKEY

2012 Female Finalists

SARAH KEGLOWITSCH FIELD HOCKEY

ALLY WILLIAMSON SOCCER

 ERA VAN BEILEN T SWIMMING


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du Vivier Team of the Year Award The du Vivier Trophy, whose donor remains anonymous, was originally awarded to the outstanding UBC team of the year based on performance, sportsmanship and deportment. The trophy returned to its roots in 2007 after recognizing all UBC national champions for the past few years. Past Winners 1974 Women’s Volleyball 1975 Women’s Basketball 1976 Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field 1977 Women’s Volleyball 1978 Women’s Volleyball 1979 Women’s Field Hockey 1980 Women’s Gymnastics 1981 Women’s Field Hockey 1982 Women’s Swimming and Diving 1983 Women’s Gymnastics 1984 Women’s Field Hockey 1985 Women’s Swimming and Diving 1986 Women’s Swimming and Diving 1987 Women’s Soccer 1988 Women’s Soccer 1989 Women’s Field Hockey 1990 Women’s Field Hockey 1991 Women’s Field Hockey and Men’s Soccer 1992 Men’s Soccer 1993 Men’s Soccer 1994 Women’s Soccer and Men’s Cross Country 1995 Women’s Swimming and Men’s Soccer 1996 Women’s Swimming 1997 Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Skiing 1998-2006 All UBC National Champions 2007 Men’s Swimming 2008 Women’s Volleyball 2009 Men’s Golf 2010 Women’s Volleyball 2011 Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Golf

2012 Finalists WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY

WOMEN’S Swimming

mEN’S SWIMMING

wOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL


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TAC Buzz Moore Leadership Award The leadership award was established in 1995-96 by the Thunderbird Athletes Council. The award is unique in that it represents peer recognition for outstanding qualities and achievements in individuals. It is meant to represent UBC student athletes who would otherwise remain too often unrecognized. The award is meant to acknowledge students at UBC who are outstanding athletes, leaders, contributors and, above all, outstanding people. n 2008 the TAC Leadership Award was re-named after the legendary Dr. Douglas “Buzz” Moore, a member of the Athletics Department for more than 40 years. Buzz arrived at UBC in 1964 and worked full-time with the Athletics Department until his retirement in 1986. During that time he filled various roles – everything from coaching to alumni relations to business manager – but he is best knows a being the heart and soul of the UBC Big Block Club. Even after his retirement, Buzz worked tirelessly to build alumni support and due to his efforts, the Big Block Club has grown to over 8,000 members. Every year, T-Birds old and new come together at the annual Big Block banquet to celebrate the best of UBC Athletics. Although Buzz passed away in March 2011, his memory will live on forever. Past Winners 1997 Jen Keefer, Track & Field; James Prescott, Soccer 1998 Jen Dowdeswell, Field Hockey; Jason Singer, Swimming 1999 Ann Harada, Field Hockey Alex Charles, Football 2000 Sarah Cunningham, Soccer Nick Seddon, Soccer 2001 Sabrina Celms, Rugby Chad Grimm, Volleyball 2002 Sherie Sallie, Ice Hockey Kevin Johns, Swimming 2003 Stephanie Rodenkirchen, Alpine Skiing Darrell Yip, Field Hockey 2004 Carrie Watson, Basketball Leon Denenfeld, Football

2005 Kristin Carpenter, Track Anthony Wright, Field Hockey 2006 C  loe Hewitt, Track Dave Wong, Soccer 2007 Eric Wilson, Rugby Barbara Lelj, Rugby Claire Hanna, Volleyball 2008 M  ike McMillan, Nordic Skiing Henry McQueen, Rugby Stuart Allester, Track 2009 B  en Millar, Alpine Skiing Antoni Kindler, Field Hockey 2010 Danielle Richards, Volleyball Mariah Bruinsma, Volleyball 2011 Nicole Schuurman, Rowing Jen Wilson, Rugby


26 marilyn pomfret trophy

Marilyn Pomfret Trophy Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Awarded to the year’s female athlete who has distinguished herself in university, national or international competition, exhibited sportsmanship and who, according to her peers, has contributed significantly to her team. This trophy, formerly the Sparling Trophy, was renamed The Marilyn Pomfret Trophy in 1984, in honour of the popular UBC athlete, teacher, coach and Director of Women’s Athletics.

2012 Finalists

Kylie Barros Golf

Savannah King Swimming

Robyn Pendleton Field Hockey

Kris Young Basketball


MARILYN POMFRET TROPHY 27 Past Winners 1970 Sandra Hartley, Gymnastics 1971 Shirley Cazalet, Swimming 1972 Penny May, Track & Field 1973 Karen James, Swimming 1974 Maureen Fishleigh, VolleyballThelma Wright, Track & Field 1975 Carol Turney, Basketball 1976 Shelley Winter, Field Hockey 1977 A  nne Mackie-Morelli, Track & Field 1978 Janet Livingston, Volleyball Dorothy Schwaiger, Volleyball 1979 Nancy Moore, Field Hockey 1980 Patti Sakaki, Gymnastics 1981 Patti Sakaki, Gymnastics 1982 Ronda Thomasson, Swimming 1983 Alison Palmer, Field Hockey Patti Sakaki, Gymnastics 1984 Cathy Bultitude, Basketball 1985 Nancy Bonham, Diving Jeannie Cockcroft, Track & Field 1986 Jody Blaxland, Field Hockey Barb McBain, Swimming 1987 Joanne Gaspard, Track & Field 1988 Melanie Slade, Field Hockey Jeannie Cockcroft, Track & Field 1989 Melanie Slade, Field Hockey

1990 Mitch Ring, Soccer 1991 Darcy Vogel, Field Hockey 1992 Lori Durward, Track & Field 1993 Anne Barnes, Swimming Andrea Neil, Soccer 1994 Sam Le Riche, Field Hockey 1995 Adair Duncan, Basketball Sarah Evanetz, Swimming 1996 Sarah Evanetz, Swimming 1997 Jenny Rauh, Volleyball 1998 Sarah Evanetz, Swimming 1999 Joanne Ross, Volleyball 2000 Jessica Mills, Basketball 2001 Jen Dowdeswell, Field Hockey 2002 Stephanie Hume, Field Hockey Jessica Deglau, Swimming 2003 Kristine Jack, Soccer 2004 Carrie Watson, Basketball Rosalyn Hicks, Soccer 2005 Emily Cordonier, Volleyball Stephanie Jameson, Field Hockey 2006 K  elsey Blair, Basketball Kelly Stefanyshyn, Swimming 2007 Erica McGuinness, Basketball 2008 Annamay Pierse, Swimming 2009 Annamay Pierse, Swimming 2010 Liz Cordonier, Volleyball 2011 Shanice Marcelle, Volleyball


28 bus phillips memorial trophy

Bus Phillips Memorial Trophy Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Created in 2007 to honour UBC’s top male athlete of the year, the R.J. “Bus” Phillips Memorial Trophy is named after the elder statesman of the UBC Athletic Department who passed away at the age of 91 in 2006. The builder of athletic opportunity and tradition at UBC, “Bus” served as Director of Men’s Athletics for 27 years, helping the athletic department become one of the strongest in the country and setting the stage for today’s success. One of the founding fathers of both the modern Canada West Conference and the CIAU (CIS), he raised the profile of Canadian university athletics and of UBC.

Past Winners 2007 Brian Johns, Swimming 2008 Mike Mason, Track & Field 2009 Cory Renfrew, Golf 2010 Josh Whyte, Basketball 2011 Inaki Gomez, Track and Field

2012 Finalists

Evan Dunfee Track & Field

Tommy Gossland Swimming

Billy Greene Football

Jordan White Hockey


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May Brown Trophy Outstanding Graduating Female Athlete of the Year A UBC coach, teacher and supporter of athletics, May Brown was an advocate and force in the UBC sporting world, most notably with women’s field hockey and synchronized swimming. In the later decades, through her career as a politician, she found time to serve Athletics in an advisory capacity. Among her honours include the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada. Created in 2007, this award honours UBC’s outstanding graduating female athlete, taking into consideration career achievement and contribution at UBC, in addition to performance during the current season.

Past Winners 2007 Amy Bobb, Soccer 2008 Erica McGuinness, Basketball 2009 Marisa Field, Volleyball 2010 Liz Cordonier, Volleyball 2011 Liz Gleadle, Track and Field, Jen Hinze, Volleyball

2012 Finalists

Nicola EvangElista

Track & Field

Martha McCabe Swimming

Robyn PENDLeton Field Hockey

Kyla Richey Volleyball


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Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy Outstanding Graduating Male Athlete of the Year Bobby Gaul passed away at the age of 24 just before UBC opened for the 1935-36 session. His rugby and track teammates, deeply touched by this person of special qualities, immediately created a UBC award bearing his name – an award to the graduating male athlete who best combines the qualities of leadership and sportsmanship, in addition to athletic achievement, attributes that made Bobby loved by everyone to whom he was known. This award also takes into consideration career achievement and contribution at UBC.

2012 Finalists

Eric Brown Baseball

Jason Gill Soccer

Andrew Robb Golf

Nathan Yu Basketball


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Past Winners 1936 George Pringle, Basketball 1938 Dave Carey, Rugby & Cricket 1939 Rann Matthison, Basketball 1940 Howie McPhee, Rugby & Track 1941 Pat Flynn, Basketball 1942 (award not presented) 1943 Art Barton, Basketball 1944 James Morton, Soccer 1945 Jack McKercher, Rugby 1946 Don Petrie, Soccer 1947 John Wheeler, Rugby 1948 Pat McGeer, Basketball 1949 Reid Mitchell, Basketball Bud Spiers, Rugby 1950 Les Hempsall, Rugby 1951 Bobby Moulds, Soccer 1952 Dave Macfarlane, Football 1953 Bob Hindmarch, Football, Baseball & Basketball 1954 Dan Zaharko, Basketball 1955 Bill Whyte, Rugby & Baseball 1956 John McLeod, Basketball 1957 Ted Hunt, Rugby 1958 Ed Wild, Basketball 1959 Frank Sealy, Soccer & Cricket 1960 Jack Henwood, Football 1961 Ken Winslade, Basketball 1962 Donald Arnold, Rowing 1963 Ray Wickland, Football & Rugby 1964 Marc Lemieux, Rowing Dave Way, Basketball 1965 Dick Hayes, Rugby 1966 Ken Broderick, Ice Hockey 1967 Eldon Worobieff, Rowing 1968 John Haar, Soccer 1969 Mickey McDowell, Ice Hockey 1970 Sam Vandermeullen, Track 1971 Jack Moores, Ice Hockey 1972 Ron Thorsen, Basketball 1973 Rod Bell-Irving, Rowing Spence McTavish, Rugby 1974 Ken Elmer, Track & Soccer 1975 George Smith, Swimming 1976 Kelvin Wood, Field Hockey

1977 Preston Wiley, Rugby 1978 Gary Warner, Volleyball 1979 Alan Hobkirk, Field Hockey 1980 Kevin Konar, Football Tim Hirose, Judo 1981 Robin Russell, Rugby Jim McLaughlin, Ice Hockey 1982 Rob Forsyth, Basketball 1983 Martin Gleave, Wrestling 1984 Paul Thiessen, Volleyball 1985 Bill Holowaty, Ice Hockey Glenn Steele, Football 1986 Simon Hoogewerf, Track 1987 Brian Kennedy, Soccer 1988 Roy Radu, Rugby 1989 Perrie Scarlett, Basketball 1990 Tom Vlasic, Football 1991 Jim Yeganegi, Rugby Kevin Draxinger, Swimming 1992 J.D. Jackson, Basketball 1993 Tom Kim, Soccer 1994 Conrad Leinemann, Volleyball 1995 Ken Morris, Basketball 1996 Jeff Schiebler, Cross Country 1997 Bob Beveridge, Football 1998 Mark Nohra, Football 1999 Mike Dalziel, Volleyball 2000 Guy Davis, Volleyball 2001 Mark Versfeld, Swimming 2002 Jeff Francis, Baseball 2003 Javier Glatt, Football Kyle Russell, Basketball 2004 Aaron Richer, Soccer 2005 Nathan Beveridge, Football 2006 Ben Rutledge, Rowing 2007 Casey Archibald, Basketball 2008 M  ichael Elliott, Soccer Anthony Wright, Field Hockey 2009 C  hris Dyck, Basketball Callum Ng, Swimming 2010 Cory Renfrew, Golf 2011 Blair Bann, Volleyball


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Thunderbird Alumni Rings This year marks the fifth annual awarding of Thunderbird Alumni Rings. In partnership with the UBC Alumni Association and its sponsor, UBC Alumni MBNA MasterCard®, Thunderbird Rings are being awarded to members of UBC varsity teams who have completed their eligibility and will be graduating this year. The work of First Nation’s carver Rick Johnson, the Thunderbird alumni ring will symbolize the commitment of UBC’s athletes to the pursuit of excellence and serve as a constant reminder of their affinity to UBC and their years as a Thunderbird. Proudly worn on the small finger, Thunderbird alumni will be easily recognizable to one another and should serve as an opportunity to reconnect with fellow varsity alumni in any setting. A special thank you to the UBC Alumni Association for helping to make this initiative happen. If you are already a Thunderbird alumni member and would like a ring, please contact Steve Tuckwood at (604) 822-1972 for details on the program. For more information on all alumni services chosen with care by your alumni association, please see www.alumni.ubc.ca or call 604-822-3313.


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A Tribute to Coach Hash Kanjee Legendary UBC field hockey Hash Kanjee is retiring at the end of April after 19 illustrious seasons with the Thunderbirds. He leaves as a champion, having won his eighth and final CIS field hockey title as a coach earlier this season in Calgary. Kanjee also led UBC to 14 Canada West championships, including the last nine. His record is an amazing 22837-28 over 19 seasons. Kanjee won the Canada West coach of the year on five different occasions, including this past season. He completed his master’s degree in human kinetics in 2000 under the direction of former Thunderbirds soccer coach Dr. Dick Mosher and Kanjee calls this a significant turning point in his career. Notable Achievements: • 8 CIS titles • 14 Canada West Championships • 3-time CIS Coach of the Year • 5 -time Canada West Coach of the Year


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2012 UBC Big Block Awards and Hall of Fame Program  

2012 UBC Big Block Awards and Hall of Fame Program. April 4, 2012. Vancouver Convention Centre.