UBC's Ben Chow, 25, has reinvented himself both on the court and in the classroom with the Thunderbirds' volleyball team. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC’s Ben Chow: How degrees of difficulty helped the ‘Birds star return for a special finale

VANCOUVER — The best journeys are never scripted and always organic. They test mettle, and in the best instances, wind up revealing a level of poetic gleam only possible through the hard steps of revival and re-invention.

A finalist for U Sports 2016-17 male Athlete of the Year, TWU's Ryan Sclater has recently signed a professional contract to play in Germany. (Scott Stewart/TWU athletics)
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Tsumura: Why TWU’s Ryan Sclater enjoyed rarest of careers from high school thru university

LANGLEY — There have been a lot of great two-sport athletes in the modern era of B.C. high school and university sports, but in any discussion you have, Ryan Sclater’s name needs to be a vital part of the discussion.

Spartans leave their legacy with title repeat. (Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics)
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Trinity Western Spartans leave their ‘legacy’ with title repeat

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – TWU 3 ALBERTA 1EDMONTON, AB – Don’t call them a dynasty.On Sunday evening, the no. 1-ranked Trinity Western Spartans claimed their second consecutive U Sports Men’s Volleyball National Championship, upending the host no.7-ranked Alberta Golden Bears in a high-flying 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 27-29, 25-23) win in […]