News Archive, Month: December 2015

Golden debut for sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt at European Cross-Country Championships

14 December 2015

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt enjoyed a golden debut at the European Cross-Country Championships in France as she helped Great Britain’s U23 women to team success. The 20-year-old Sports & Social Science student, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, finished a fine 13th in the individual rankings in Hyeres on Sunday. She was the third-fastest Brit, behind Laura Muir in fourth and Madelaine Murray in tenth. Rebecca Murray was 14th, Beth...

Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (second from left) was crowned as British Junior Judo Champion in the -63kg category in December 2015

Sporting scholar Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz among Team Bath judoka to win British Championships gold

14 December 2015

Judoka who train at Team Bath won three golds and eight medals in total during an impressive weekend at the British Judo Championships in Sheffield. University of Bath Sport Performance student Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (pictured second from left), who is supported by a King Scholarship, set the tone on Saturday as she was crowned as national junior champion in the -63kg weight division. The following day’s Senior Championships saw Gary Hall, a bronze-medallist at the Glasgow 2014...

Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor win for Europe in Duel in the Pool against US

14 December 2015

University of Bath-based swimmers Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor both recorded wins for Europe All-Stars when they competed in the annual Duel in the Pool against the United States in Indianapolis. Carlin, fresh from winning two gold medals at the European Short-Course Championships, continued her fine form by winning the 400m freestyle in a new personal best of 3:58.07. She was also sixth in the 800m race in 8:21.33. O’Connor, pictured, anchored the European 4x100m...

Top-ten finish on World Cup return for bobsleigh driver John Jackson

14 December 2015

John Jackson made a stylish return to World Cup action for the first time in nearly two years as he guided Great Britain to eighth spot in the four-man bobsleigh on Sunday. Jackson, who trains at the University of Bath, last competed at the top level at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (pictured) and missed the whole of last season with a long-standing Achilles injury. He won silver on European Cup duty in Winterberg last...

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University of Bath proud to host BUCS Big Wednesday 2017 – a celebration of student sport

10 December 2015

The University of Bath will play host to hundreds of the best student-athletes from across the country after being announced as the venue for BUCS Big Wednesday 2017. The prestigious event will be staged during the University’s 50th-anniversary year and feature more than 40 finals across 15 sports – all taking place at the £30million Sports Training Village and Founders Sports Hall in one action-packed day. BUCS Big Wednesday marks the culmination of the British Universities...

Tom Plance is one of eight students selected for the South West University Rugby League squad in December 2015

Eight Bath students on England Rugby League pathway after South West University squad selection

10 December 2015

Eight University of Bath students have been named in the 20-strong South West University Rugby League squad for this weekend’s match against the South East. David Belcher, Liam Cashman, James Exley, Ed McGuire, Conan Osborne, Jamie Park, Tom Plance and Joe Ring all impressed in trials and will be looking to do so once again in Saturday’s game at Maidenhead RFC. The best performers from across the two regional squads will then represent the South...

Start rowers to take on Olympic Champions at British Rowing Indoor Championships

08 December 2015

Seven members of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the University of Bath will be rubbing shoulders with Olympic and World Champions when they compete in this weekend’s British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC). Izzy Maddock and Alex Pfeiffer-Brown – who are both new recruits to the talent ID programme – will take part in the 500m sprint race when the Championships take place at Lee Valley VeloPark in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on...

Student Dom Tripp, right, competed in the NSW State Cup in Australia in December 2015

Student Dom Tripp drafted into National Touch Rugby League in Australia

08 December 2015

University of Bath rugby player Dom Tripp has been selected to play in the National Touch League in Australia – the biggest domestic touch competition in the world. Tripp (pictured at the right of the group), who studies Sport & Exercise Science, is currently on a year’s work placement at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in the Sydney Olympic Park. And he is taking the opportunity to add to his sporting experience by...

Team Bath Netball's Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England squad to face Australia in January 2016

Team Bath’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw in England squad for Australia series

07 December 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England Netball squad for the Vitality Netball International Series against Australia in January. Superleague players Sam Cook, Shaunagh Craig, Alana John, Mia Ritchie and Jazz Scott have also been selected for England’s 2016 High Performance Programme, as have University of Bath students Sophie Carter and Paige Reed. Defender Beckford-Chambers is one of only five England players who competed at this year’s World Cup to...

Second gold for Jazz Carlin as Bath-based swimmers win seven European Short-Course medals

07 December 2015

Jazz Carlin added 400m freestyle gold to her 800m title as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Short-Course Championships in Israel with seven medals between them. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was runner-up in both the 100m and 200m individual medley, while Chris Walker-Hebborn won backstroke silver and bronze. That added to the 200m breaststroke bronze won by Chemical Engineering graduate Andrew Willis on day two of the event in Netanya, with Great Britain – led...

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