Brianna Beamish: Singular purpose carries ex-UBC O Heat star to new heights

SURREY — Brianna Beamish has been handed a lot of different roles throughout her volleyball career but none say more about her singular impact than the script which calls for her to maintain her true identity.“I have always had a team-first mentality and I firmly believe that a player should do whatever they can to […]

SFU’s Alison McKay: Why she best represents the ethos of Clan athletics

BURNABY — It’s why, on that one night a year when a university athletic program gathers its masses to celebrate its tradition and excellence, we sit transfixed in the moment.

UBC volleyball The Golden Girls (again): “Now, we’re all of a sudden on top…”

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – UBC 3, ALBERTA 1TORONTO, ON – A role player in the team’s national title run back in her freshman season in 2013, fifth-year outside hitter Danielle Brisebois took center stage in the national finals on Sunday afternoon, leading the no. 3-ranked UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team […]

Jet-lagged no more, UBC middle Li making most of second chance

VANCOUVER — By all accounts, Maggie Li’s first attempt at trying to secure a roster spot on the UBC Thunderbirds volleyball team was like one of those tragic-comic auditions on American Idol.

Juliana Kaufmanis: Win-win adventures for UBC star

VANCOUVER — In building the most successful Canadian university women’s volleyball program of its generation, UBC Thunderbirds head coach Doug Reimer has brought some of the country’s best and brightest talent War Memorial Gymnasium.