World University Rowing Championships call-up for Sam Courty

31 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Sam Courty will continue her rowing education in Poznan, Poland this weekend when she represents Britain at the FISU World University Rowing Championships.

Courty, a double World U23 medallist with the GB Rowing Team, will race alongside Anastasia Chitty in the women’s pair.

The biennial Championships have provided valuable experience to a number of rowing internationals, with Rio 2016 Olympic men’s four champion George Nash and women’s eight silver-medallist Karen Bennett among those to have competed at the event in recent years.

Courty, a former equestrian rider, only took up rowing when she started studying Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Bath in 2012. She successfully trialled for the GB Rowing Team Start talent ID and development programme, based at the Sports Training Village, that also produced double Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, as well as Rio 2016 silver-medallist Vicky Thornley.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, organising leagues and competitions for more than 150 institutions across 52 different sports. BUCS is responsible for delivering Great Britain representative teams in the worldwide international university sporting programme.

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