Devon Rizzo swings at a golf ball.

Fourth-year Engineering student competes at 2014 World University Golf Championship

Devon Rizzo, a fourth-year Management Engineering student, teed off her Canada Day weekend in Switzerland this year. She was competing in the 2014 World University Golf Championship with Team Canada for the third year in a row.

Devon joined the University of Waterloo golf team in 2010, and during that first season she earned three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) individual gold medals in five events. She has since been named an OUA all-star for the fourth year in a row, medalled in six of seven events this season, and earned this year’s Marsden Trophy as the Warrior’s woman athlete of the year.

Devon credits her time management skills for her ability to balance her Engineering and athletics schedules. “At the beginning of the term I often make a schedule of when events are and when assignments are due. I try and finish assignments ahead of time if I know I will be away the day they are due,” she said. She is also thankful for the support of her classmates, who help her out with notes when she misses a class to compete.

Devon has one year left at UWaterloo, which means one more year of competing with the women’s golf team. She hasn’t decided yet what she will do after graduating, but she does know she’ll still be golfing.

“The great thing about golf is that it is a sport you can play for your entire life, so I know I will always continue to golf and compete when I can,” she shared.

You can read more about Devon’s success as a student athlete on the Daily Bulletin and Waterloo Stories.

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