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From the OUA to the Olympics (and 3 lessons I learned along the way)

In-Ting at the Olympics

From the OUA to the Olympics (and 3 lessons I learned along the way)

I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2015 with a Master of Mathematics degree, but I've always been involved in sports in some way. People usually think I'm looking to work in analytics, but I'm more interested in game day presentation player intros, hype-worthy music, Jumbotrons, and all. This past August, I became the first public address announcer from an Ontario University Athletics program to ever announce at the Olympic Games.

UWaterloo Alumnus Makes it BIG in the World of Endurance Racing

John running, photo credit to Mindy Randall

John Young Running, Photo Credit: Mindy Randall

While I was a student at UWaterloo, I never considered myself very athletic.  Especially compared to my friends who played on the men's varsity hockey and the swim team. However, I did swim a lot on my own time, and played some intramural sports, including hockey, softball and broomball. During the summer of 1986, I travelled to Dearborn, MI to compete in the U.S. Dwarf games where I competed in both track and swimming.

Get Ready for Fall Athletics at UWaterloo with the Alumni Big Ticket

My family and I absolutely love the Alumni Big Ticket and here is why.  Before 2013, we would only go once or twice to UWaterloo campus to take in a basketball game, usually during the annual Naismith Tournament.  Since the introduction of the Alumni Big Ticket, we have gone to many more athletic games and events. 

Pan Am Mascot Ambassador Secures Position Thanks to Athletics

I graduated from the University of Waterloo in June of 2014 and always had the dream of moving to Toronto after earning my degree. After graduating in Honours Sociology with a Business and Technology Specialization, and a Drama Minor, I moved to Toronto in January 2015 with the career aspiration of going into Sports and Events Marketing.

Keeping Athletics in the Family

It’s fitting that in our home football and rugby will always be part of our lives since that’s how my husband and I met. Respectively we both played varsity athletics at UWaterloo and we continue to coach at Bluevale Collegiate Institute in Waterloo where we teach.

Wasn’t That Fantastic?!

What do basketballs, inflatables, and paper airplanes have in common? Fantastic Alumni Day.

Saturday, January 26 saw the PAC gymnasium filled with hundreds of smiling faces for our 14th annual event. And wow, what a fantastic day it was! More than 630 spirited Waterloo alumni, staff and faculty members, retirees, and their families cheered on the women’s and men’s Warriors basketball teams as they battled the Windsor Lancers.

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