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Winter 2016

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Fall 2016

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The University of Toronto Varsity Blues is a program comprised of 43 athletic teams competing in 25 different sports across U of T’s three campuses. Women’s, men’s, and co-ed Blues squads represent our university in both provincial sporting competitions overseen by Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and on a national level through the U SPORTS organization. Over the past century, U of T teams have won gold in every major sporting championship, from the Vanier Cup in football to the McCaw Cup in women’s ice hockey.

Recently, the Varsity Blues have been dominant contenders in swimming, volleyball, and track and field. As part of a strong Blues men’s and women’s swim program that claimed 62 medals at the OUA championships last year, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Kylie Masse is expected to continue her reign as one of the top swimmers in the world. The women’s volleyball team, led by star striker Alina Dormann, recently tallied an incredible 45 consecutive wins over two regular seasons and a playoff campaign. They were ranked first nationally and claimed bronze at the 2017 OUA championships, held at the Goldring Centre back in March. Toronto’s track and field teams have had steady success over the last few years, with the men’s 4×200 relay team capturing the gold medal at the U SPORTS national championship this past year, and the women’s squad claiming gold for the third year in a row. With promising young coach Ashley Hui at the helm, the figure skating team will look to three-peat after trouncing the competition to win gold in both 2016 and 2017. The coming 2017–2018 season is full of promise for U of T’s talented athletes; this year, take a break from your studies to cheer on the home team!