UBC Reports
October 16, 1997



T-Bird scholars have zero time to waste

"She shoots, she scores," Laura Bennion used to shout as she tumbled on the carpet of her family home, clutching a goalie's hockey stick.

Years later she realized that, although not the most appropriate words for a goalie, her childhood cry may have hinted at the on-ice success that lay ahead.

Bennion, who plays centre for UBC's varsity women's ice hockey team, and Mike Dalziel, a pillar of the men's volleyball team, both developed their love of sports at a young age. A further similarity is the fact that while excelling in their sport of choice, Bennion and Dalziel have also excelled as students, consistently earning Academic All-Canadian status for maintaining academic averages of better than 80 per cent.

Program counts on more than cheers

UBC Thunderbird Mark Nohra recently broke the UBC football record for rushing and receiving yardage in a single game, covering a total of 297 yards that included four catches and two touchdowns.

Bob Philip, director of Athletics and Recreation at UBC, was in the stands with hundreds of other fans cheering on Nohra and the T-Birds as the team trampled the Calgary Dinosaurs on the way to victory.

Philip, like Nohra, has been a forceful player in the success and well-being of athletics at UBC.

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