Surrey golfer Bethany Ma: ‘I was born to be in the Clan’

Captain of Pacific Academy team signs with Simon Fraser University

  • Nov. 25, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Bethany Ma

SURREY — Bethany Ma has signed letters of intent to compete for the Simon Fraser University Clan’s women’s golf program.

Ma, captain of the Pacific Academy Senior Golf Team, carries a 5.8 handicap. She shot a team-low score at the 2015 Fraser Valley High School Championship and led the school to its first-ever British Columbia High School Championship.

She was selected to represent the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Team Canada at the 2015 Aaron Baddeley International Junior Golf Championship in San Diego, California, from Dec. 7-10. She has also competed in numerous events on the MJT, CJA, and BCGA circuits over the past three years.

“You can definitely say that I was born to be in the Clan because I come from a family of SFU alumni,” said Surrey’s Ma.

“From the day I began competing in golf three years ago, I had my sights set on SFU for their academic excellence and I have admired coach John Buchanan’s vision for building a strong team.”

Ma’s uncle, Bong Ma, competed on the Clan track team from 1984 to 86 and her cousin, Tessa Ma, was on the wrestling team from 2008 to 12. Both her parents graduated from SFU.

“I am honored to be part of the SFU women’s golf team’s journey towards becoming a dominant program in NCAA,” said Ma, who plans to major in communications and then attend law school. She also played competitive volleyball before turning her focus to golf.

Meanwhile, Simon Fraser University sophomore Christine Howlett has been selected to the 2015 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team.

A total of 47 GNAC volleyball players have been honoured for excellence on the court and in the classroom with selection to the 2015 GNAC Volleyball All-Academic Team.

Howlett, an outside hitter from Delta, has competed in 24 matches with the Clan this year and has accumulated 198 kills. She has a 2.20 kill/set ratio. To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic team, student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.20, be in their second year of competition at their current institution and must be a projected letter winner.

 

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