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PACE — the Pack ACademic Edge

Are you a first-year student-athlete? Take advantage of the Pack ACademic Edge (PACE) program.

PACE provides academic support in an informal study session led by upper-year WolfPack athletes (PACE leaders) — providing the opportunity to study casually with peers and receive academic guidance as needed.

  • Get coaching on learning strategies
  • Improve your study habits and learn about on-campus resources
  • Connect with other student-athletes in a supportive academic setting
  • Stay on track and motivated throughout the semester as you balance your athletic and academic commitments.

Study hall sessions for the 2023/24 academic year

Location: Old Main (OM) 2612/2621

Time: 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates (Mondays):

  • Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Feb. 5, 12, 26
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25

No PACE sessions on statutory holidays: Feb. 19, April 1

Meet our PACE Leaders

  • Noah Wonnick

    Noah Wonnick | Baseball
    Area of Support: Economics/Business/ Accounting
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I have seen my teamates struggle in classes in the past. Being a PACE leader, I have more reach and ability to help them.

    Future Goals

    To become a CPA and make the Dean's list every semester.

    Fun Facts

    I am ambidextrous.

  • Caitlin Larrigan

    Caitlin Larrigan | Volleyball
    Area of Support: English/Math/Stats/ Chemistry/ Biology
    Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I actually enjoy school (not all the time but I do like it). As a student-athlete, I understand how difficult it can be to balance everything and school specifically can take a backseat or get super overwhelming. I want to help. Especially student-athletes in science, as they tend to switch to something different due to how overwhelming and confusing even first year can be. I would love to help my fellow science students navigate it.

    Future Goals

    I would like to go to medical school and become either a reconstructive plastic surgeon (specializing in face and neck or oncology) or an anesthesiologist (specifically cardiac).

    Fun Facts

    I enjoy baking and creating recipes. In the summer I work in landscaping. My family has an Old English Sheepdog named Syd. He is 1.5 years old and super fluffy!

  • Asher Mayan

    Asher Mayan | Basketball
    Area of Support: Math/Computer Science
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I want to be able to create more connections with other student-athletes, and help students maintain a good work/life balance and create good study habits. In particular, helping first year students adjust to TRU is my greatest hope.

    Future Goals

    My future goals either involve coaching at the high school or college level, a career in computer science, or a combination of those.

    Fun Facts

    I was born in Ontario before I moved to BC at age 5.

  • Corbin Ockerman

    Corbin Ockerman | Volleyball
    Area of Support: Physics/Math
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I want to be able to welcome, guide, and support the younger athletes coming to TRU.

    Future Goals

    Finish my degree this year as a 5-time academic all Canadian.

    Fun Facts

    I travelled Europe for 3 weeks this summer!

  • Kelsey Cruz

    Kelsey Cruz | Basketball
    Area of Support: Biology/Chemistry/Calculus/ Spanish
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I want to be a PACE leader to work on my ability to educate and work with others in an educational setting. I believe that my leadership on the court has developed from experience and hope that changing the setting will allow me to grow as a leader. I think that PACE is a great envirnment to work with others outside of a sports setting and develop new teamwork skills. I am excited to get to know more athletes in my last year at TRU.

    Future Goals

    I hope to pursue a career in health care where I can care for others, while challenging myself in a health focused environment. I really enjoy solving problems and learning about the body and hope to combine those into a career.

    Fun Facts

    I used to figure skate.

  • Josh Hausendorf

    Josh Hausendorf | Soccer
    Area of Support: Psychology/Research Methods/ Citations/Neuroscience
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I enjoy spending time with and supporting other student-athletes. PACE has also caught my interest due to the variety of activies outside of the regular course load (workshops, etc.). I am looking forward to working, learning, and cooperating on a team with shared interests.

    Future Goals

    I want to pursue a career in neuroscientific research paired with running a business that ties the neuroscientific work with sports-related applications (e.g., training methods, performance-enhancing products, etc.)

    Fun Facts

    I tend to complain frequently about the lack of density in Canadian bread.

  • Caylah Lemon

    Caylah Lemon | Soccer
    Area of Support: Psychology/English/Citations/ French History/Philosophy
    Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I wanted to be a PACE Leader to help others in their transition to university or with their academics, and in general, to help them become better versions of themselves.

    Future Goals

    To have a PhD in Psychology and have a family.

    Fun Facts

    I was snorkeling when a shark attack occurred at a beach 10 minutes away. I broke my wrist in my first season. I am allergic to the sun. I used to compete in CrossFit competitions.

  • Kennedy Love

    Kennedy Love | Cheerleading
    Area of Support: Nursing/French/Biology English/Literature/Citations
    Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    Being a student-athlete is not an easy feat. It is important to build study skills that work for you and your busy schedule. I want to help my fellow student-athletes with their transition to university education and athletics. I love helping people and connecting, so feel free to come say hi, and bring any questions you may have. If I don’t have the answer, I can find someone who does!

    Future Goals

    After graduation, I plan on working as a Registered Nurse in pediatrics, emergency medicine, or maternity. (I still need to decide!) I am also thinking of returning to school to get my Nurse Practitioner or Master's degree once I have established my career and family.

    Fun Facts

    I was voted “Most School Spirit” in high school! If you’ve ever met me, I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Olivier Jumeau

    Olivier Jumeau | Soccer
    Area of Support: Geography/Economics
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Why be a PACE Leader?

    I enjoy helping other students academically and like to contribute towards the Wolfpack student community.

    Future Goals

    To become completely fluent in French

    Fun Facts

    I like swimming and have been working on a pine cone collection over the summer.

Program contact

  • Erin Pincott

    Erin Pincott
    Learning Strategist, Transitional Support

    Erin received her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from TRU in 2018; as a student, she competed on the TRU curling team and is a three-time U Sports silver medalist.

    As a former student-athlete, Erin is excited to support and give back to WolfPack athletes. Having gone through this experience herself, she can relate to the unique experiences and challenges athletes face as they navigate student life.

    Before starting this role in September 2023, Erin spent almost 5 years as the Sport Performance Coordinator for PacificSport Interior BC, which involved coordinating programs and workshops for diverse groups of athletes, coaches and parents. She also helped provide services, access to resources and support to high-performance athletes and coaches throughout the Interior BC region. These high-performance athletes and coaches ranged from those entering the pathway all the way to Olympians and Paralympians.

    Most of Erin’s free time is spent on the curling ice. She has represented Canada on the world stage in the sport of curling and continues to compete on the World Curling Tour and chase the Olympic dream. During the off-season, she enjoys playing soccer, working out and gardening.

PACE Focus Group Report 2017


Program helps student-athletes keep PACE

The Pack Academic Edge program provides peer-to-peer support, campus resources and a sense of belonging.

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