TSC FYI Athlete Feature: Emma Madden-Krasnick (Women's Ultimate)

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Emma Madden-KrasnickFor our first athlete feature of the TSC FYI we have Emma Madden-Krasnick from the Women’s Ultimate Sport Club telling us a bit about herself! In these posts you will learn more about the athletes and their sport; from their experiences at UBC TSC to what they like to do outside of sport, and everything in between!
Year: 3
Field of Study: English Honours and Political Science
Where are you from and which high school did you attend?
I was born and raised in Vancouver; I’ve lived here my entire life, and I even lived in UBC for a number of years when I was young. I went to Prince of Wales Mini School where I started playing ultimate in grade 8.
What was it like joining UBC TSC?
When I learned that there would be a new club division, it honestly didn’t occur to me that ultimate could be a part of UBC TSC. I’m so used to people asking me whether ultimate is a “real sport” or if I “play it with dogs”, so having UBC recognize us as a legitimate team is pretty exciting. Other than formal recognition from UBC, there hasn’t been too much change from previous years.
What does a day in the life of a TSC executive look like?
I don’t have a lot to do with the actual running of the team. I’m the Marketing and Communications executive, so I’ve been focused on creating a social media presence for our team – which has been fun – and getting our name out. We now have an Instagram page (@ubcwultimate) and a Facebook (facebook.com/UBCWomensUltimateSC). As an athlete, I attend practices three times a week and work out on my own 3-5 times per week. We’ve only had one tournament so far, at Western Washington University against our Northwest rivals. We managed to go 5-0 and it was a great start to the season. Our next tournament is the Stanford Invite at the beginning of March!
If you were to add another food option to UBC what would it be?
Pho! For rainy days, it’s the perfect comfort food.
Thinking back to elementary school, what was your favourite activity in gym class?
I went to a tiny elementary school that didn’t have its own gym, so we had to go to the Scottish Community Centre for our gym classes. This wasn’t ideal, but we still had fun. We played a lot of California kickball – baseball with a soccer ball – and it always got super competitive.
Thank you Emma for your time and be sure to check out and like UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Ultimate Sport Club on Facebook and follow them on Instagram to show your support!