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Philip Okanlawon

Philip Okanlawon

A leader on the Heat men’s basketball team the past two season, Calgary’s Philip Okanlawon has made his mark with the Heat in more ways than one.

The third-year guard is a fan-favourite in the ‘Furnace’ where his long-range shooting exploits will frequently bring the home crowd to its feet. With 114 threes made already in his career, he hasn’t played a game where he hasn’t hit at least one three since December of 2017. That’s 46 straight Canada West games. 

His career-high of 31 points led the Heat to win over the Trinity Western Spartans in October of 2018, he made six threes while leading UBCO.  

This past year, Okanlawon accepted a leadership role as he was a key for first-year coach Clay Pottinger to transition an overhauled roster. 

“I saw a basketball program I believe I was called to be a part of, and instantly became committed to building a legacy by bringing all of my abilities to the success of this program. Thanks to my coaches and teammates, I believe we are definitely on the right path to success and leaving behind a legacy when we graduate,” said the sciences major when asked why he chose UBCO. 

UBCO or UBC Okanagan?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Tea 

The Song that has to be played on your warmup playlist?

Burn by Meek Mill & Big Sean

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

Blue

Favourite place to study?

COM building

Favourite Heat sport to watch besides your own?

Men’s Soccer

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

Final Exam 100% never a paper :)

Kate Milne

Kate Milne

Kate Milne just completed her first year running with the Heat’s cross country team and finished second for UBCO at the Canada West cross country championships, only behind CW all-star Camille Galloway. Not only did she have a strong first with the Heat, and she also made one of the hardest teams to make in the country when she was selected for the BC U20 cross country team last November.

The future nurse chose UBCO not only for its world-class nursing program but also for a chance to continue to run competitively. “I chose UBCO because of the opportunity to run on the XC team, it had the four-year nursing program, and I got to stay close to home, “ said Milne.

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

The Song that has to be played on your warmup playlist?

Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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

White because it doesn’t show sweat :)

Favourite place to study?

The Commons

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Soccer

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

Final exam