Parsons on BUCS Sportsman of Year shortlist

13 June 2014

Olympic Winter Games skeleton athlete and University of Bath student Dominic Parsons features on a three-strong shortlist for the British Universities Sportsman of the Year Award.

Parsons, who is studying for a Mechanical Engineering PhD at the University, was named on the shortlist for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Awards.

He features alongside sprinter Adam Gemili (University of East London) and sailor Peter McCoy (Plymouth University).

The winner will be announced at the BUCS awards dinner in Swansea on Thursday 10 July.

“It’s really nice to be put in a group with such high calibre athletes as Adam and Peter,” said Parsons, who finished 10th on his Olympic Winter Games debut in Sochi in February.

Parsons took up the sport of skeleton six years ago while studying as an undergraduate at the University.

Last year he put his mechanical engineering research temporarily on hold to prepare for the Sochi Games, but is now back focussing on his PhD and has also started training for what he hopes will be another successful season on the skeleton circuit.

Parsons is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship at the University.

Last year swimmer Michael Jamieson, then a University of Bath Sports Performance student, won the BUCS Sportsman of the Year award.

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