Golf is a game of mistakes; the winner is the one who makes the least mistakes and this weekend the Cascades made none.
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).
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.
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)!
Aaron Pauls is a fourth-year student at UFV going for his degree in Kinesiology. Originally from Chilliwack and a graduate of Sardis Secondary school, Aaron has generated a new image for UFV’s varsity golf program. He led his team to the 2012 PACWEST Championship and was named an All-Canadian at the National Tournament in Oshawa, Ontario.
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.
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.
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.
UFV athletics director Rick Nickelchok has stepped down after four years behind the helm according to an email release issued by the University last Monday. The announcement comes after calls for a funding overhaul by men’s volleyball coach Greg Russell.