UFV Cascades turn 30 years old in September, 2013

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Abbotsford, BC…..The University of the Fraser Valley’s athletic department turns 30 years old this coming September, 2013.  The gym doors opened to the students of Fraser Valley College  in the fall of 1983 with the forming of the men’s and women’s basketball programs.  Over the 30 years the university started nine intercollegiate programs and quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the BCCAA (now the PACWEST).  UFV gain entrance into the Canadian Interuniversity Sport in men’s and women’s basketball and soccer in the Fall of 2006. 

The Cascades are pleased to unveil a 30th anniversary logo, designed by Marie Tary, MARCOM, which the department will portray during the upcoming school year.  UFV athletics will hold ceremonies all year at interuniversity games and matches to celebrate the alumnus that have paved the way for today’s 140 student-athletes and 30 coaches.  During the school year, the Cascades will honor each program with its history which will include the program’s head coaches, all-stars and team success stories.

All are welcome to join the Cascades in this historic year.  UFV’s current programs all have aspirations of qualifying for their respective conference post season championship tournaments and three programs men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball were nationally ranked for most if not the entire regular season in 2012-13.  Below are the year’s the programs were established, the list of Athletic Directors and the list of conference and national medals earn in the first 29 years.       

Schedule of events to celebrate the 30th anniversary will be published in August, 2013.

UFV Cascades Varsity Programs (year established)
Men’s Basketball-1983
Women’s Basketball-1983
Men’s Golf-2003
Men’s Rowing-2000
Women’s Rowing-2000
Men’s Soccer-1987
Women’s Soccer – 1989
Cheerleaders-2010
Men’s Volleyball-2004
Women’s Volleyball-2004

UFV Cascades Athletic Directors
1983-1987  Lorna Rockwell
1987- 2002  Jane Antil
2002 -2003  Jill Harrison
2003 -2007  Mark Kosak
2007-2011  Rick Nickelchok
2011-2012  Chris Bertram
2012-present Rocky Olfert

Canada West Medals
2010- Women’s Soccer (Gold Medal)
2012- Men’s Basketball (Silver Medal)
2013- Women’s Basketball (Bronze Medal)

Canadian Interuniversity Sport Medals
2010-Women’s Soccer (Bronze Medal) 

PACWEST (Formerly BCCAA) Championships
2013-Women’s Volleyball
2012-Men’s Golf
2009-Men’s Golf
2008-Men’s Golf
2006-Women’s Basketball
2005-Women’s Basketball
2004-Women’s Basketball
2004-Men’s Basketball
2002-Men’s Basketball
2001-Women’s Basketball
2000-Men’s Basketball
1997-Women’s Basketball
1996-Women’s Basketball
1995-Women’s Basketball
1994-Women’s Basketball
1992-Women’s Basketball

Canadian College Athletic Association (Championships)
2013- Women’s Volleyball
2004- Men’s Basketball
2002- Men’s Basketball
2000- Men’s Basketball

CCAA-Medals
2013-Women’s Volleyball (Gold)
2012-Women’s Volleyball (Bronze)
2011-Men’s Golf (Bronze)
2010-Men’s Golf (Silver)
2008-Men’s Golf (Bronze)
2007-Men’s Golf (Bronze)
2006-Women’s Basketball (Bronze)
2005-Women’s Basketball (Silver)
2004-Men’s Basketball (Gold)
2004-Women’s Basketball (Bronze)
2002-Men’s Basketball (Gold)
2001-Women’s Basketball (Silver)
2000-Men’s Basketball (Gold)
1997-Women’s Basketball (Bronze)
1996-Women’s Basketball (Silver)
1995-Women’s Basketball (Silver)
1994-Women’s Basketball (Silver)
1992-Women’s Basketball (Silver)

The UFV Cascades Department of Athletics is 30 years on September 1st, 2013.  UFV are members of Canada West (CIS) and PACWEST (CCAA) with 140 student-athletes participating on nine varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, rowing, soccer, volleyball and men’s golf. UFV athletics plays its home games in the Envision Athletic Centre (Abbotsford, BC), Exhibition Field (Soccer), Chilliwack Golf & Country Club (Chilliwack, BC) and rows at the Fort Langley Rowing Club (Fort Langley, BC).  Follow the Cascades on Twitter @UFVCascades and Facebook (UFV Cascades Athletics) or visit the department’s web site at www.ufvcascades.ca

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