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Sophia Furlan's outstanding Heat career comes to a close

Sophia Furlan's outstanding Heat career comes to a close

The libero from Calgary, AB has a long list of accomplishments both on the court and in the classroom in her time with the program, including being a part of the Bronze medal winning team at the National Championship in 2015-16. A high school graduate of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, Furlan will graduate from UBC Okanagan this spring with her degree in Human Kinetics.

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She has racked up 520 digs in her time with UBCO, including a career-high 226 last season. As a libero, Furlan had a career best 23 digs in a single match in November of 2016 when the Heat played Mount Royal. In her rookie season she was a finalist for the UBC Okanagan Female Rookie of the Year.

A penchant for winning, Furlan has played in four Canada West Final Fours, has been to a pair of U SPORTS National Championships, and won 90 conference regular or post season matches as a member of UBCO. 

She will graduate this spring with a degree in Human Kinetics and a minior in psychology. A model student-athlete, she is on her way to a fifth consecutive U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian award and fifth straight Heat Scholar-Athlete award as well.

Further academic highlights including being a finalist for the Provost Award for Excellence, along with being selected to represent the School of Health and Exercise Sciences last may at the Canadian Association of Health Sciences Dean Conference. Respected by all her peers, the libero has been the head of the Heat Athletic Council for the past two years and was also an applicant for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.


Furlan on her Heat career coming to a close:

The ceremony honouring the players between the games:


WVB (19.02.16) 'Seniors Night'


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