News Archive, Month: June 2013

Respected athletics coach to receive honoray degree

26 June 2013

Malcolm Arnold OBE, one of Britain’s most successful and respected athletics coaches, is to receive an honorary degree. Arnold will receive an honorary Doctor of Education from the University, where he has worked as a British Athletics coach for the last 15 years. During that time athletes coached by Arnold have won 40 medals at Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships. They include names that read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of some...

Sam Murray

Team Bath MCTA players are still in action at Wimbledon

25 June 2013

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray battled hard for over an hour on court 10 at Wimbledon before going out of the Championships. Ranked at no.235 in the world, Murray got a wild card into the main singles draw after some good results this season so far but went down 3-6, 4-6 to Camila Giorgi of Italy, the world no.93. Murray and her Team Bath MCTA counterpart Lisa Whybourn still have chances left...

Tom Reed

Reed strikes gold in Miami

22 June 2013

Team Bath judo player Tom Reed scored the biggest result of his career by winning gold at the IJF Grand Prix in Miami. Reed beat Tuvshinjargal Gan of Mongolia with a golden score in the semi-final of the under-81kg class event. He followed that up with victory in the final over Argentina’s Emmanuel Lucenti, who finished seventh in the division at the London 2012 Olympics. Reed is a University of Bath Business Administration graduate. Juergen...

Richard Gabb Wins British Tour Event

17 June 2013

Team Bath MCTA tennis player Richard Gabb won the British Tour Event at Nottingham on 7 June 2013. He scooped the trophy and prize money but also earned himself a wild card into the Main Draw of the Aegon Nottingham Challenge (ATP Challenger) Event as well. Gabb lost to world #120 Steve Johnson (USA) 62 63 on the grass courts, another good learning experience. The tier 1 British Tour event is played as part of...

Kirsten earns first senior GB selection

14 June 2013

University of Bath student and athlete Kirsten McAslan has been selected for the senior Great Britain team for the first time. McAslan, a Biochemistry student at the University, is one of four Bath-based athletes named in the GB team for the European Athletics Team Championships in Gateshead on 22 ad 23 June. The 19-year-old receives a Santander Sports Scholarship at the University and is one of six athletes named in the British 4x400m relay squad...

Murray and Whybourn poised for Wimbledon main draw debuts

12 June 2013

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy players Samantha Murray and Lisa Whybourn are set to make their debuts in the Wimbledon main draw after being handed wildcards for The Championships today (Wednesday). They are joined by another Team Bath MCTA player, Mel South, who returns to play at Wimbledon in the women’s doubles main draw. Murray has been given a wildcard to play in both the singles and the women’s doubles at this year’s Wimbledon. She...

More Bath athletes set for World University Games

12 June 2013

Rugby players, footballers and judo players feature in the latest batch of University of Bath-based athletes selected to represent Great Britain at this summer’s World University Games in Russia. University of Bath students Amy Wilson-Hardy and graduates Katie Mason and Deb Fleming are named in the GB women’s rugby sevens team for the Games, which take place in the city of Kazan. Mason, a Sport and Exercise Science graduate, is one of four members of...

Gosiewski wins silver in Estonia

11 June 2013

University of Bath student and judo player Jan Gosiewski has achieved the biggest win of his career to date by taking silver at the European Open in Estonia. Gosiewski, who is studying for an MSc in Design Engineering at the University after already graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree, took silver in the under-73kg class in Tallinn on Saturday. After winning his opening four contests, Gosiewski went down to Israel’s Sagi Muki in the final....

Tom Heathcote - Bath Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons

Heathcote set for first Scotland start

05 June 2013

University of Bath student Tom Heathcote makes his first start for the senior Scotland team in Saturday’s rugby international against Samoa. The 21-year-old Bath Rugby player is studying for a degree in Politics with Economics at the University. He has come off the bench against Tonga last autumn but Saturday’s test against Samoa in Durban is the fly-half’s first senior international start. Meanwhile Politics with Economics student Max Maidment, has signed a contract with Championship...

Samantha Cook in action (photo: David Roper)

Quartet selected for World Youth Champs

04 June 2013

Four Team Bath netballers were today named in the 12-strong England squad to contest this summer’s World Youth Netball Championships. Shooters Rosie Allison and Shaunagh Craig join defender Samantha Cook and midcourt player Yasmin Parsons in the squad. The quartet were all members of the Team Bath squad that won the 2013 Superleague title last month – Team Bath’s fifth Superleague title from eight campaigns. Three of them combine training with studying at the University...

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