Six athletes who receive Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) support at the University of Bath have been shortlisted in the first-ever TASS Stars Awards for their performances during the past year.
Judoka Rhys Thompson is shortlisted for Most Enterprising athlete, while two of the three contenders for Most Dedicated are both Bath-based – modern pentathlete Sarah Collin, who studies Sports Performance, and aerial skier Lloyd Wallace, who graduated this summer.
Two track and field athletes are up for Star of the Year – Sports Performance student Cameron Chalmers, who won 4x400m relay gold at the European U23 Championships last weekend, and Team Bath AC high-jumper Tom Gale, who won bronze at the European Junior Championships this weekend with a lifetime best of 2.28m. That put him second on the British junior all-time list.
The award winners will be announced on Friday 11 August at the IAAF World Championships in London, where Chalmers will be competing as part of the Great Britain relay squad.
TASS is a unique government-backed partnership between talented young athletes, educational institutes and national governing bodies of sport.
The University of Bath supports 41 TASS athletes in education or athletes serving within the Army. A dedicated team of staff provide a range of services to TASS athletes including physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, sport nutrition, sport psychology and lifestyle support.