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Austin White

Austin White

Austin White has been competing with the Heat men’s cross country team for the past four years. In that time he has competed in nearly a dozen races with the Heat including the Canada West Championship and a CCAA National championship.

A multi-sport athlete, the Kelowna Secondary grad also competed for Team Canada and UBC Okanagan as a Snowboard Cross rider twice at two FISU Winter Universiades.

White travelled the globe wearing the UBCO and Canada colours, competing in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The local athlete stayed home for his education and has not missed a beat in his abilities to compete on the world stage and in post-secondary athletics. 

“UBCO was the obvious choice for me as it has provided opportunities to create and strengthen relationships to those within my community, which has been fundamental in all of my academic and athletic pursuits,” said White. 

UBCO or UBC Okanagan?

UBC Okanagan

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee

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

Red hot chilli peppers -Can’t stop ��

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

White - Not sure why I just like the looks of the uniforms better than the blue

Favourite place to study?

I’m not giving away my secret study spot (but 2nd floor arts is 10/10)

Favourite Heat sport to watch besides your own?

Soccer

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

Exam

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Brianna Falk

Brianna Falk

Brianna Falk is one of a long line of players that have suited up for the Heat women’s basketball team from Vernon Secondary. 

A star forward with VSS in grade 12, Brianna led her Panthers squad to a 35-2 record and a provincial silver medal. 

Enrolled in the bachelor of science in nursing program at UBCO, Brianna was unable to suit up last year as she was out all of the 2019-20 season with an injury.  

Family is vital to her reason for playing at UBCO. Her sister, Kelsey, was a rookie last year with the Heat and Brianna has been working hard in her rehab to be able to play alongside her sister.

“Coach Bobby Mitchell was one of the biggest reasons I chose to come to play here. His playing enforces hustle plays, defence and rebounds which are tactics that make me love the game. He has made me feel like family since high school and he has embedded that into the Heat culture. #theHEATway,” reasoned Falk.


UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

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

Rest on us - UPPERROOM

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

Unfortunately, a few injuries have allowed me to be best friends with the bench and dress clothes, so any colour will do as long as I’m in a jersey #aclgang

Favourite place to study?

Commons

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Soccer

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

Final exam 10000%!! 

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