Seven UBC Okanagan Heat student-athletes have placed among the 130 across the nation that have combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics. For a second straight year Cody Bell from the Heat’s golf program and Hayley Carlson, a Heat women’s soccer player, are among the recipients of Academic All-Canadians.
The other five recipients are: Alana Kent (women’s golf), Jennifer Kidd and Christine Tallon (Women’s Soccer), Austin Jones and David Yesya (men’s Soccer).
Cody Bell (Salmon Arm), in his second season with the golf team, was once again a Provincial All-Star and earned a trip to the national championship, where he placed 10th. He is in the Faculty of Management.
Alana Kent (Calgary) finished her final year of golf with a national championship and will graduate this spring with a degree in Physics.
Hayley Carlson (Red Deer) is a second year defender for the Heat and provincial all-star. She also excels as a second year nursing student.
Jennifer Kidd (Richmond) is in her fourth year for the Heat as a defender for the women’s soccer team and all four years she has been named a provincial all-star. Jen is also achieving top marks in the Human Kinetics program at UBC.
Christine Tallon is in her third year of eligibility but first as a member of the Heat. She proved to be a wall between the pipes for her squad earning a provincial all-star while produce top grades a Bachelor of Arts student.
Austin Jones, a midfielder from Vernon, earned a provincial all-star award for his efforts on the pitch for the Heat men’s soccer team. He also displayed a high level of achievement in the Faculty of Management.
David Yesya (North York, ON), also earned all-star status for the men’s soccer team, achieved academic honours in his third year of his Arts degree at UBC.
The UBC Okanagan Heat soccer and golf teams compete in the CCAA and thus are the only teams with student-athletes eligible for this award.