The University of British Columbia

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?


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?


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


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