News Archive, Month: April 2014

Sam set for Seattle

30 April 2014

University of Bath student Sam Courty has been selected to row in a senior British crew for the first time at the Windermere Cup in Seattle this weekend. The 21-year-old Sport and Exercise Science student is a member of a 10-strong squad for the women’s eight. The third year student joined the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme 18 months ago. “She has always had the right attitude,” said Dan Harris, Talent Development Coach – Bath...

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Fans vote for Team Bath ZEO Netball Superleague Player of the Season

29 April 2014

There were some strong performances from Team Bath players in the ZEO Superleague again this season. Now you can vote for your Fans' Player of the Season. Simply click on your chosen player from the list below and press the vote button at the bottom of the page. Polls close at 4pm on Thursday 1 May and the winner will be presented with a trophy on Thursday evening. Voting has now closed.

Athletes of the month are recognised

29 April 2014

An Olympian, a World Cup medallist and a British Universities champion are the latest Team Bath Athlete of the Month Awards winners. Bobsleigh athlete John Jackson won the men’s award for February after driving the British four-man bob to fifth place at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The GBR1 crew of Jackson, Stuart Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon, finished just 0.11 seconds off the bronze medal over four runs. It was a particularly...

Sports Personality of Year to be revealed at celebration of student sport

28 April 2014

Two Olympic athletes feature on a four-strong shortlist for the 2014 University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award. This year’s winner will be announced at the Blues Awards ceremony, which recognises the sporting achievements of University of Bath students and takes place at the Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 7 May. The event is organised by University of Bath Students’ Union Sport and will also see awards presented for Club of the Year, BUCS...

Gary Hall

24 April 2014

Sport/Event: Judo Weight: under 90kg Dan Grade: 2nd Dan Date and Place of Birth: 1990, Bristol Coached by: Juergen Klinger Club: Ryu Genk Biography: Gary is an explosive judoka in the under 90kg category. In 2014 he was selected for the European Championships team event, following his silver success at the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires. Hall competed at the Senior British Championships in December 2013 and also won the senior European Cup in...

Callaghan on target for Glasgow 2014

23 April 2014

University of Bath student Kristian Callaghan has been named among the first English athletes to be selected to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-old Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering student is a member of England’s shooting team for the Games. His selection comes just days after International Security student Alexander Beaton was chosen to swim for Guernsey at his second Commonwealths. Callaghan, who is on the second year of his degree at...

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Coach Thirlby looking for stylish end to ZEO Superleague

23 April 2014

Team Bath head coach Jess Thirlby wants her team to end their ZEO Superleague campaign on a high note with a stylish and classy performance to secure third place in Saturday’s play-off game. The team tackle Hertfordshire Mavericks in a battle for third after going down 43-37 to Manchester Thunder in Monday night’s semi-final. “We have to pick ourselves up and finish the season as strongly as we can,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to...

Michael Jamieson makes Scottish team for Commonwealth Games (photo: Jeff Holmes)

Jamieson named in Scotland team for Glasgow 2014

16 April 2014

University of Bath-based swimmer and graduate Michael Jamieson was today (Wednesday) named in the Scotland team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 25-year-old, who trains at the British Gas National Centre for Swimming at the University, will contest the 100m and 200m breaststroke at the Games. He won silver for Scotland in the 200m breaststroke at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealths and followed that up with silver for Great Britain at the London...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (photo: Sam Farr)

Second title & an English record for O’Connor

14 April 2014

University of Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor set a 200m individual medley English record last night (Sunday) to win her second gold medal of the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow. The 18-year-old, who trains at British Swimming's National Centre for Swimming at the University, added the medley title to the 200m freestyle gold and 100m butterfly silver she won earlier in the championships. O'Connor (right) set a new 200m IM record of 2:09.71, well...

Muir wins gold and Choong silver at junior international

14 April 2014

Two University of Bath students and promising pentathletes produced strong performances to secure podium places at the Milan Kadlec Memorial junior international competition in Prague at the weekend. Nineteen-year-old Jo Muir won gold in the women’s event, while Joe Choong, aged 18, took silver in the men’s competition. Muir, who is originally from Dumfries and studies Sports Performance at the University of Bath, achieved personal bests in the swimming and fencing, and won the ride...

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