Heat Athlete Council (HAC)
The Heat Athlete Council (HAC) is a committee consisting of current UBC Okanagan Heat student-athletes. This group was created to enhance the experiences and wellbeing of Heat student-athletes as well as create a sense of community amongst all student-athletes. HAC organizes and participates in events, initiatives, and causes to celebrate UBC Okanagan Heat Athletics.
The goal is to have a minimum of one HAC representative from each team that has several set meetings with the Student-Athlete Success and Compliance Advisor (representing the Athletics & Recreation department) per term, and feels comfortable to approach the Advisor more often if needed. This representative will serve to summarize the team (specifically athlete) environment, and offer suggestions for improvement. The Student-Athlete Success and Compliance Advisor will assist HAC with program planning, communications, promotions, and logistics between them and the Athletics & Recreation department, the University, and the community at-large.
President - Molly Race, Women’s Soccer
Molly is enrolled in the Bachelor of Management program and will be entering her 2nd year of eligibility for the 2022-2023 soccer season. As President of HAC, Molly’s role is to develop and execute a strategic plan for HAC that meets the wants and needs of all student-athletes. Molly will also lead the scheduled HAC meetings throughout the summer and academic year.
Vice President - Téo Ardanaz, Men’s Volleyball
Téo just graduated from the Bachelor of Arts program in 2022 and will be enrolled in the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy and Public Opinion for the 2022-2023 volleyball season in his 4th year of eligibility. Téo will assist the President of HAC with executing the strategic plan and helping lead the regular scheduled meetings.
Manager - Turner Woodroff, Men’s Cross Country
Turner is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program and will be entering his 4th year of eligibility for the 2022-2023 season. As the HAC Manager, Turner will assist the President and Vice President on various projects and handle administrative work for HAC such as setting meeting times, taking meeting minutes, organizing our webpage etc.
Student-Athlete Community Initiatives
HAC Contact Information
Derek Como - Student-Athlete Success and Compliance Advisor