Pranav Desai

Pranav Desai

Pranav is an avid sports fan who also enjoys writing. As an Economics student, Pranav uses his knowledge of statistics to analyze a variety of sports. His ideal career would involve sports in some way, and he hopes that the Cord can help him reach that goal in the future.

Articles by Pranav Desai

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The importance of fitness and healthy eating

The transition from August to September is difficult for many university students. A four month break from studying is not easy to overcome, even if most people are working during the summer. The university mindset is much different and students often find themselves falling behind in the first month of the school year. Although many people may describe this as […]

by Pranav Desai· · Food, Life, Sports ·
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Erika Kiviaho represents Canada at World Ringette Championships

The annual World Ringette Championships take place this winter and Wilfrid Laurier University is going to be well represented, as former Golden Hawk, Erika Kiviaho, has been named to the Team Canada squad.  The women’s hockey alumna spoke about her achievement in a recent interview.  “It’s definitely a big accomplishment for me, making the national team at this scale. Even […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Golden Hawks crush Varsity Blues in opening day win

The Hawks began their Yates Cup title defense with an emphatic win over the University of Toronto in their opening game. Led by defensive lineman Rashari Henry, the Hawks proved their defensive prowess throughout the game as they managed to shut out the Toronto offense, winning by a final score of 39-0. Henry was a standout for the Hawks, as […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
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Hawks make history at national golf championship

The 2017 Canadian University/College Golf Championships took place from May 29 to June 1 in Barrie. It was a historical week for the Golden Hawks, as the men’s golf team won silver, making it their highest finish ever. It was also a proud moment for head coach Jeff Colley, as the Hawks fell just short of gold with a team […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
Three Hawks help Canada win bronze at world championships

Three Hawks help Canada win bronze at world championships

The annual International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships were held in Florida earlier this year in April. Canada captured a bronze medal with the help of three Golden Hawks. Meghan Clarke, Emma Heaps, and Jordyn Witmeyer proudly represented Wilfrid Laurier University and Canada at the world championships. This is great achievement for the three Hawks, as they improved on their sixth-place finish […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
Men’s football stays busy during the offseason

Men’s football stays busy during the offseason

The expectations will be at an all time high for the Laurier men’s football team next season. Anything less than a playoff appearance will be considered a failure for the defending OUA champions. With key players like Kwaku Boateng, Nakas Onyeka and Jalen Price potentially moving on to the CFL, things will only get harder for the Hawks. However, every […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
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Three hawks compete to get drafted into the CFL

It’s that time of the year again. The CFL combine is here and this year three Hawks will be competing to get drafted. Defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng, linebacker Nakas Onyeka and defensive lineman Jalen Price will be representing Laurier at the national event. It’s no surprise to see three Hawks being touted as potential future CFL stars, as Laurier had […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
Karn, Lubert and Pallotta up for Outstanding Woman of Laurier award

Karn, Lubert and Pallotta up for Outstanding Woman of Laurier award

Every year, Laurier awards the Outstanding Woman of Laurier award to a female athlete based on what they have accomplished in the sport they play, as well as what they have done for the community. This year, the three finalists have exceeded all expectations when it comes to personal achievement. The finalists include third-year soccer player Julie Karn, fifth-year lacrosse […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Men’s hockey season comes to an early end at the hands of Windsor

It was a heartbreaking end to what was a very successful season for the Laurier men’s hockey team. The Hawks lost a do-or-die game three at home in overtime against the Windsor Lancers. However, this shouldn’t distract the team or the fans from the success that the Hawks achieved this season. The Hawks improved their record from last year and […]

by Pranav Desai· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Laurier’s Intramural program among the elite in the OUA

Intramurals play a huge role in shaping the student body at Laurier. They give students who aren’t part of varsity sports a chance to get involved in athletics. The variety of sports offered gives everybody a chance to choose whichever sport pleases them. The inclusivity is what makes intramurals so special and at Laurier, the program is arguably more expansive […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·