Olympic medallists feature on Sports Personality shortlist

25 April 2013

Two Olympic medallists feature on a shortlist of four talented athletes for the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year award for 2013.

The award is presented annually to the student athlete most judged to have contributed significantly to student sport during their time at the University.

Members of the Students’ Union Sport will vote to decide who wins the award and the winner will be announced at the Blues Awards ceremony at Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 1 May. The event is organised by Students’ Union Sport.

The shortlisted athletes are:

Michael Jamieson – a Sports Performance student and London 2012 Olympic silver medallist in the 200m breaststroke who trains at the British Swimming Bath Intensive Training Centre

Tom Janicot – a Mathematics student, Tom has captained the University men’s basketball first team and served as club treasurer and chairman. He was recently elected as Students’ Union Sport Officer for 2013/4

Samantha Murray – a French and Politics student who won modern pentathlon silver at London 2012 as well as a bronze at the World Championships in Rome

Mia Ritchie – a Sports Performance student who captained the University netball team to the BUCS title last year. She made her senior England debut last year and has played a pivotal role for Team Bath’s Superleague team.

The Blues Awards dinner are the highlights of the student sporting calendar in Bath, celebrating the achievements of student athletes at the University and the contribution that sport makes to University life.

Other awards presented on the evening include BUCS Team of the Year, Club of the Year and the Ivor Powell Award for Coaching Excellence.
Colours, Half Blues and Full Blues will be presented to individuals in recognition of their achievement, performance and commitment to sport at the University of Bath.

And all University alumni who competed at the London 2012 Olympics or Paralympics and athletes who trained at the University full-time in the lead-up to the Games will receive Honorary Blues.

Jon Gleave, Students’ Union Sport Officer, said: “The Blues are always the highlight of the student sporting calendar and are an opportunity for us to recognise the sporting achievement of our students, clubs and coaches. It promises to be a great evening, and one where we can be proud to celebrate a truly excellent year.”

Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, said: “The last year has been a memorable one for the University’s student athletes and we’re looking forward to celebrating their achievements at the Blues Awards dinner.”

Voting for the Sports Personality of the Year award closes at 4pm on Tuesday 30 April.

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