This week UFV welcomed the national championship winning men’s and women’s golf teams back home after their impressive showing at nationals in Quebec.
Interviews with fifth-year golfer Aaron Pauls, and sixth-year player Jen Woods.
Every student understands the pressure that comes with full-time studies.
The fall semester means good things for Chris Bertram and his UFV men’s and women’s golf teams. The UFV golf program will take their talent province-wide in hopes of getting a chance to take back their national title.
All of us—okay most of us—have lives outside our formal academic studies, but there are student athletes at UFV trying to fulfill academic requirements while carving out time for the practices, weight training sessions and personal workouts—not to mention the many road trips and games—required to be on a varsity athletic team. It is interesting then that no one in Canada—except maybe UFV’s own Sasa Plavsic (see below)—seems to be asking any questions about what percentage of Canadian student athletes will ever graduate in the programs that they are purportedly pursuing.
Chris Bertram, the Cascades golf coach since the 2005-2006 season, is leading the new women’s program as well as the men’s, which finished eighth last year in the CCAA national championship and is currently ranked first in the division (and third nationally).
Welcome to The Cascade’s first annual Baller Awards! UFV’s athletic awards are yet to be given out, yet we here at The Cascade jumped the gun and decided on what awards we’d be giving (and whom we’d give them to). Some are a little less than conventional, but they’re all stuffed with prestige and glory and fabulous prizes (that possibly don’t exist)!
UFV Cascades golf coach Chris Bertram will take his coaching to an international level this summer when he coaches the Team Canada men’s golf team at this year’s Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.
Golf is a game of mistakes; the winner is the one who makes the least mistakes and this weekend the Cascades made none.
Aaron Pauls is a UFV golf alumnus, now a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) studying kinesiology. After representing Canada at the 2014 World University Golf Championships in Switzerland, Pauls has been selected this year to golf at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.
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