News Archive, Month: October 2014

Gabb relishes home court challenge

31 October 2014

Bath-based players will aim to make the most of home court advantage when the LTA’s Aegon Pro-Series tennis tournament gets underway at the University of Bath. The competition starts on Sunday (2 November) concluding a week later and is free for spectators. Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Richard Gabb is among the players to feature in the men’s main draw. He had to progress through qualifying to reach the main draw of the 2013...

Frazier Christie

29 October 2014

[caption id="attachment_56971" align="alignright" width="292"] Frazier Christie in training with the GB Rowing Team Start programme[/caption] Sport / Event > Rowing Biography > Frazier combined studying Economics with training as a member of the GB Rowing Start Programme at the University of Bath, graduating from both in 2015. A talented sculler and coached by Dan Harris, he made his GB Rowing Team debut that summer at the World U23 Championships in the men's quadruple scull. Frazier...

Sam Courty

29 October 2014

Sport/Event > Rowing Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Dan Harris Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2011 Course of Study > Sport and Exercise Science (graduate) Club > Bath University Rowing Club Biography > Former equestrian rider Sam first took up rowing when she began studying at the University of Bath in 2011 and secured a place on the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme.  A Santander Sports Scholarship at the University...

Nick Moynihan

29 October 2014

Sport/Event > Alpine Skiing Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2014 Course of Study > International Management and French Club > Kandahar Ski Club Occupation > Student Biography > Nick is one of the country’s top young Alpine skiers and combines training and competing with studying for a degree in International Management and French at the University of Bath.  He is a member of Britain’s under-21 Alpine squad. Had an impressive 2014 National Championships...

Murray focussed on Rio

29 October 2014

University of Bath graduate and reigning modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray told Sky Sports how she’s driven by the challenge of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Murray, who already has a silver medal from the London 2012 Olympic Games under her belt, trains at the Pentathlon GB National Training Centre at the University of Bath. The University hosts the 2015 European Championships from 17 to 23 August – where the top eight...

Scandinavian success for student Pedersen

28 October 2014

University of Bath Chemical Engineering student and badminton player Angus Pedersen won a hat-trick of titles at the Finnish International Junior Championships. Pedersen only dropped three games from all 15 of his matches in Espoo en route to collecting the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles titles at the weekend. “I’ve never won three titles nationally, so to do it at an international standard was amazing,” he said. Trendell Scholarship This result comes off...

Angus Pedersen

28 October 2014

Sport/ Event: Badminton Coached by: Peter Bush Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2014 Course of Study: Chemical Engineering Occupation: Student Biography: Angus is a talented young badminton player who combines training and competing with studying for a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Bath. He receives a Trendell Sports Scholarship at the University.

Athletes put through their paces in rowing talent ID tests

28 October 2014

Dozens of would-be rowers were put through their paces in a series of gruelling tests at the University of Bath to see if they can take the next step towards representing Great Britain at a future Olympic Games. The session was part of the GB Rowing Team’s Start talent identification programme, which aims to identify athletes that could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Olympic gold medallists Heather Stanning and Helen Glover. The...

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Bath athletes feature on award shortlists

27 October 2014

Talented young Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor said she was excited to be named on the shortlist for the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Young Sportswoman of the Year Award. The 18-year-old won six medals, including a gold, representing England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer. O'Connor, who trains at British Swimming's National Training Centre Bath is currently in Japan for the World Cup Series, but tweeted  “Really excited to be nominated for young...

Talented student athletes receive scholarships

27 October 2014

An array of talented young student athletes from across 12 sports have been awarded University of Bath scholarships. Among the 2014 scholars are athletes who have already represented their countries at Commonwealth Games, World Under-23 Championships and European Youth Championships. University of Bath students with the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport can apply for the scholarships, which are awarded each year. The scholarships are supported by alumni and friends of...

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