With the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade underway, U SPORTS announced this past Wednesday that Karla Karch, Director of Athletics & Recreation for the Mount Royal Cougars, has been appointed as Team Canada's Manager of Operations for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade.
Karch joins the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade Mission staff with experience as a student-athlete playing basketball at the University of Victoria as well as Canada's national team (1985 – 2000).
She is also a two time Olympian (1996 and 2000) and has participated in the FISU Games on three different occasions (1985, 1987, 1991).
She has been part of the coaching staff that won gold at the Canada Games in 2009 and on the mission staff for Alberta Summer Games, Western Canada Summer Games, Arctic Winter Games, and the World Master Games.
Karch has been at Mount Royal University since 2005, overseeing the athletics department. In 2017, she took over the role of Director of Cougars Athletics and Recreation.