Netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and pentathlete Olivia Green shortlisted for 2019 TASS Stars Awards

07 June 2019

University of Bath students Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Olivia Green are among the finalists for the 2019 TASS Stars Awards, which recognise achievements in sport and study in the past year.

MJ Church Ambassador Drakeford-Lewis, who studies Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, has enjoyed a stellar season with Team Bath Netball and was named as the Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year.

She is shortlisted alongside fencer Billy Shepherd and footballer Lucy Thomas in the Most Committed category.

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Green, who has just completed the first year of a Sport & Exercise Science degree, has already won three medals on the international circuit with Pentathlon GB in 2019, including women’s relay silver with Kerenza Bryson at the Junior European Championships in Poland this week.

Green is up for the Most Potential award along with javelin athlete Harry Hughes and sailor Matilda Nicholls.

Both Drakeford-Lewis and Green are among the University of Bath-based sportspeople supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

An independent panel of judges including University of Bath graduate and Olympic medallist Samantha Murray have now been tasked with determining the five winners.

All 15 finalists across five categories are invited to join senior representatives from the TASS network to celebrate their achievements at the TASS 15th Anniversary Reception on Wednesday, June 26 where the winners will be revealed and presented with a TASS Stars Awards prize.

TASS National Director Guy Taylor said: “Since TASS was launched in 2004, we’ve supported hundreds of incredible athletes each year – and 2019 is no exception.

“Once more, the TASS Stars Awards aims to recognise athletes who are not only outstanding sportspeople, but have also accomplished something great in their pursuits alongside sport.

“In our milestone 15th year, we hope to highlight the achievements of those athletes who continue to prove that sport and study can be a winning combination.”

Click here to find out more about TASS at the University of Bath.

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