Hamish Walde

Hamish Walde

Hamish Walde has been a highly decorated student athlete in his five years with the Heat men’s soccer team, culminating this spring when he was named the UBCO Male Athlete of the Year.

Twice, the UBCO applied sciences student was named to the Canada West first-team all-star team, and he is the first Heat student athlete to achieve that distinction.

Walde captained his team to its best regular season record in Canada West play, earning Canada West All-Star recognition on his way to securing his spot in school history by becoming the 29th Male Athlete of the Year at UBCO. 

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Although he has recently graduated, Hamish found his family in the Okanagan while at school. "I choose UBCO because you get an amazing degree and the opportunity to be apart of a small, tight-knit Heat family."  


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Natalie Livingston

Natalie Livingston

Natalie Livingston was a highly decorated athlete from Kelowna’s Immaculata Regional High, and she has played many roles on the Heat women’s volleyball team in those four years. Most recently, her hard work and versatility paid off as she was named the UBCO Female Student Athlete of the Year. 

A presence both on offense and defense this year from multiple positions, Livingston started numerous matches at setter and at outside hitter. Over the course of the year, she played those two spots on the court and would also rotate in as a middle throughout the course of a match.

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The reigning UBCO outstanding athlete of the year has enjoyed growth and success on the court and is happy she chose to stay and play with her home squad. 

"I chose UBCO because I love the Okanagan. As an athlete in the Jr Heat program, I looked up to the women's team and was always supported by the coaching staff. And as a student, I knew I would be able to find my passions here."

 

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBC Okanagan

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

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

Juicy Wiggle

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

Blue! If you know you know

Favourite place to study?

Upstairs gym or third-floor science

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

I like to watch all the sports! Soccer is always fun

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

Depends on the format and topic of the exam and paper


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