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Wpg Free Press: Bisons land soccer superstar

August 22, 2019 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports: 

Dalima Chhibber is a long way from home, but that doesn’t bother her.

This soccer season, the 21 year old is swapping her India national team colours for some new brown and gold ones.

The New Delhi, India native just signed with the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team, but has spent years playing at a high-level in her home country, captaining both the senior women’s national team and the U-19 team, among others.

Now that she’s in Winnipeg for a few years, she plans to take back the skill sets she learns here — on the field and in the classroom — and apply them when it’s time to head back home.

Because of her experience playing in a high-level, high-stress sport, Chhibber plans to pursue her master’s degree in sports psychology during her time at the U of M. She’ll complete a year of pre-master’s courses to top-up the three-year bachelor of psychology degree she received while studying in India, then begin the U of M master’s program next fall.

“As a player, I’ve experienced the importance (of sports psychology). Sometimes I wanted a psychologist to speak to because I’ve been anxious, I’ve been nervous. I was only 18 when I made my debut for the senior team. I was put into the opening match of a tournament and I was all nerves, I actually needed somebody to talk to,” said Chhibber.

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