Nick Vanin is among eight university athletes being awarded on Jan. 8 as the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians of 2017–18.
Training for a national team while completing undergrad is an elaborate balancing act. Fortunately, Larissa Werbicki and Curtis Ames are learning how to properly balance both.
Reza Nafar, number 10 on the field, traveled over 10,000 kilometres to Western. Now he plays soccer for the Mustangs and is one of the top strikers on the team.
After a successful college career at Virginia Tech and UOIT, Taylor VanMoerkerke is now coaching the offense of the Western Mustangs women's lacrosse program.
Despite the lack of a snowboard team at Western, or of a good ski resort in the London area, Andrew Hildebrand has managed to keep up with his training throughout his time at Western. He will be one of four Western athletes to represent Western at the Universiade in Kazakhstan later this month.
There are dozens of varsity teams at Western, but many sports have short seasons that end after only a couple of months. Here's a look into what it's like for six varsity teams in their respective off-seasons.
At 32 years of age, Andy Fantuz's football career is coming to an end. Throughout his life, Fantuz has been a transformative star, breaking records en route to a historic career.