Marni Abbott overcame a skiing- related injury to become an international level competitor in swimming and Wheelchair Basketball. She won 2 golds and 1 bronze in 3 Paralympic Games, and was been named Athlete of the Century by BC Wheelchair Sports.
As members of the 2002 silver medalist team at the Under-19 FIFA World Cup, Brittany Timko, Christine Sinclair, Katie Thorlakson, Heather Smith and Clare Rustad made history as the first Canadian team to compete in the World Cup finals – a competition which garnered unprecedented attention for women’s soccer in Canada.
The 2002 and 2004 Canadian Prime Ultimate Teams won World Cup victories in their respective years, shining the spotlight on the innovative sport of Ultimate frisbee throughout British Columbia, Canada and internationally.
1930 UBC Women’s Basketball Team was considered one of the top teams in North America. After traveling ten days to compete overseas, they arrived exhausted but still won the 1930 International Women’s Games Championship in Czechoslovakia.