Every student understands the pressure that comes with full-time studies.
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.
Last week marked the first time that the UFV Cascades hosted the PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships.
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.
For UFV’s varsity golf team, Thanksgiving weekend was a time to focus on one of the most important tournaments of their season, the PAC-WEST Championship.
Golf is a game of mistakes; the winner is the one who makes the least mistakes and this weekend the Cascades made none.
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.
After winning the PACWEST Championship at home over Thanksgiving weekend, UFV’s varsity golf team was off to play at the 2012 Ping CCAA National Championship in Oshawa, Ontario. Playing at the historic Oshawa Golf and Country Club, home of the Durham College Lords (OCAA), it was a test like none other for both the rookies and the veterans of the Cascades.
This past year, coach Chris Bertram led the Cascades to the Provincial Championship and a third place finish at the National Tournament on Prince Edward Island. Coach Bertram is entering his eighth season at UFV and is looking at another successful season.
Interviews with fifth-year golfer Aaron Pauls, and sixth-year player Jen Woods.
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