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Téo Ardanaz

Téo Ardanaz

A pleasant surprise for the men’s Heat volleyball squad this year was second-year middle Téo Ardanaz. Working his way into the starting lineup, the sophomore finished the year leading the team in blocks with 45.

That hard work and determination saw him start the last 13 matches for UBCO, and earned him his ‘Team MVP’, handed out at the end of the year 'Virtual Banquet'.

Featured this week in the Heat’s social media campaign “Why Wednesday” the 6’8” Ardanaz simply explained that he chose UBCO “Because it provided me with the unique chance to build a new legacy for the volleyball program all while getting a great education.”

UBCO or UBC Okanagan?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

What Song has to be played on your warmup playlist?

Run to you- Brian Adams 

Blue or white? What is your preferred uniform colour to wear? Why?

White for sure. Got to love the whole team looking iced out on the court!

Favourite place to study?

2nd floor library. It’s very quiet up there which makes it easy to concentrate.

Favourite Heat sport to watch besides your own?

Basketball

Would you rather write a final exam or a 10-page paper?

10 page paper. I feel much more comfortable writing and there are no surprises!

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Maya Bandy

Maya Bandy

A workhorse since her arrival on the Okanagan campus in 2016, Maya Banday has played in 54 matches for the Heat women’s soccer team in that time.

The fourth-year defender scored the only goals of her UBCO career in her freshman season when she tied for the team lead with two goals.

A former ‘Team MVP’, the Vernon product will be primed for her fifth year and a playoff run this fall with her squad.

Featured this week in the Heat’s social media campaign “Why Wednesday” the Kalamalka Secondary 2016 grad, simply explained that she elected to come to UBCO “To compete at a high level of soccer while staying close to home in the Okanagan where I grew up.”

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

Blue or white? What is your preferred uniform colour to wear?

White. Looks more professional

Favourite place to study?

Library

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Women’s basketball or Men’s soccer

Would you rather write a final exam or a 10-page paper?

Exam

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