News Archive, Month: March 2016

Natural Sciences student Alice MacAulay, Santander Sporting Scholar, skier

Injury cannot stop skiing scholar Alice MacAulay taking gold and silver at British Champs

30 March 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Alice MacAulay won gold and silver medals at the 2016 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships, which were staged in Tignes, France. The Natural Sciences student, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, saved her best performance of a mixed week until last as she won the National Junior Championship Giant Slalom title in 2:19.44. “It feels great to be champion and it’s always nice to finish off the week with...

Italian job awaits Pentathlon GB squad at World Cup in Rome

30 March 2016

An eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad will contest this week’s UIPM World Cup in Rome, Italy – the latest step on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. University of Bath graduates Kate French, Joanna Muir, Samantha Murray and Freyja Prentice start the campaign today (Wednesday) with the women’s qualifiers, all hoping to secure a place in Friday’s final. The men’s team of Sam Curry, Mathematics student Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke and Joe Evans are...

Team Bath Netball quell Dragons to keep play-off challenge alive

28 March 2016

Team Bath Netball kept their Vitality Superleague play-off challenge very much alive with a sparkling 60-42 win against Celtic Dragons at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Lying fourth as the match started, the 2013 Champions knew a home win would keep them ahead of close rivals for fourth spot, Loughborough Lightning, whom they play in the final match of the league phase on 23 April. A tough first quarter ended 12 apiece. Both sides showed...

Team Bath Netball legend Pamela Cookey welcomed into Hall of Fame for Sport

28 March 2016

Team Bath Netball legend Pamela Cookey returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Easter Monday for a very special ceremony. The former England captain, who won five Superleague titles in Blue and Gold between 2006 and 2013, became the latest inductee into the University’s Hall of Fame for Sport. The ceremony took place in front of more than 1,000 netball fans in the Team Bath Arena and thousands watching on Sky Sports during Team Bath’s televised Superleague win against...

Team Bath Judo Club's Gemma Howell (left) won silver at the Tbilisi Grand Prix, March 2016

Silver medal is ‘best yet’ for Team Bath judoka Gemma Howell at Tbilisi Grand Prix

28 March 2016

University of Bath student Gemma Howell won her first Grand Prix judo medal for two years after producing a string of excellent performances in Georgia. The Sport & Exercise Science student, competing in the -63kg weight division, beat judoka ranked 30, 20, eight and nine in the world on her way to a superb silver in the Tbilisi Grand Prix. “I’m really happy, this silver is the best senior medal I’ve won so far,” Howell...

Student rugby teams head to Sulis Club for England Universities’ Touch Series Finals

27 March 2016

Twelve teams from seven universities competed in the England Touch Universities’ Touch Series (UTS) Finals day at The Sulis Club. The University of Bristol Honeys won the tournament, beating University of Exeter Green 7-6 in a drop-off after a captivating final. Two ‘home’ teams were entered by the University of Bath, the Hawks and Panthers, with the former finishing fourth overall after losing 6-2 in the third-placed play-off to Loughborough University, who have won the...

(From left) Matt Smith, Anne Keothavong, Davis Cup captain Leon Smith and Barry Scollo at a Davis Cup Legacy event at the STV in March 2016

Davis Cup Legacy comes to Team Bath Tennis as GB captain Leon Smith mentors coaches

24 March 2016

Victorious Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith was at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday to help inspire the next generation of tennis coaches. He worked with more than 70 coaches to ensure they are now ready to deliver the Lawn Tennis Association’s Tennis For Kids initiative, which aims to get 10,000 children aged between five and eight to pick up a racquet and play tennis for the first time. It...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials in 2016

Olympic Trials wins set GB rowers Glover, Stanning and Thornley up for big summer

24 March 2016

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley were all victorious once again at this week’s GB Rowing Team Trials, the latest major step on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. All three are graduates of the highly-successful GB Rowing Team Start talent ID and development programme at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Glover and Stanning – reigning Olympic, World and European champions – were red-hot favourites to win the women’s pair...

Clinical Team Bath Netball get back on track with big Superleague win over Yorkshire Jets

18 March 2016

A terrific performance saw Team Bath Netball record their biggest win of the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season on Friday, a 67-37 victory over Yorkshire Jets. The visitors put in a spirited performance and kept fighting until the end but Team Bath simply had too much quality right across the court as they gave another 1,600-strong Team Bath Arena crowd plenty to cheer. Shooters Lenize Potgieter and Chelsea Lewis were ruthless in front of goal, each...

Hockey player Peter Scott is a Trendell Sporting Scholar for 2015-16

Team Bath Buccaneers trio join head coach on England Hockey duty

17 March 2016

Sporting scholar Peter Scott (pictured) is one of three Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club players who will be representing England at age-group level over Easter. The University of Bath Sport Performance student, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, will be joined by Liam Sanford in the England U21 squad to face Germany at Bisham Abbey. Both Scott and Sanford helped Great Britain U21s win gold at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia earlier this...

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