University of Bath-based modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray has been named on the shortlist of the September Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award.
The University of Bath French and Politics graduate, who trains at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University, was nominated for the award after becoming only the fourth British woman to win the individual modern pentathlon world championship crown.
She features on a shortlist of six athletes along with cyclist Manon Carpenter, golfer Trish Johnson, footballer Kim Little, hurdler Tiffany Porter and wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley.
She said: “It’s an honour to be nominated for the Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award. My victory at the world championships was a huge milestone for me as an athlete. I wanted to put our sport in the spotlight after so many athletes did us proud at the Commonwealth Games this summer.”
The winner is determined by a public vote via the Sky Sports Sportswomen website and you can vote for Samantha at http://www1.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/sportswomen
The poll closes at midnight on Sunday 5 October and the winner will be announced on the Sky Sports Sportswomen Show on Tuesday 7 October.