Fantastic four University of Bath student-athletes among finalists for 2020 TASS Stars Awards

19 August 2020

Four high-achieving University of Bath student-athletes have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 TASS [Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme] Stars Awards.

Sports Performance student Tim Nurse, who is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, is in contention for the overall Athlete of the Year honour after another outstanding season on the hockey field for the University of Bath, Team Bath Buccaneers, Great Britain and England.

Buchan Jones Scholar Ben Jones, who graduated in Chemistry this summer, is in line for the Most Potential award following his tennis exploits during the past 12 months, which included a second successive silver medal with Great Britain at the Master’U BNP Paribas – the world’s leading student tennis team tournament.

Rower Becky Wilde, a Santander Scholar who completed her Sport & Social Science degree course this year, is in contention for the Most Inspirational prize for the TASS athlete who possesses infectious enthusiasm and a positive attitude, has shown creativity in their sport and/or study or has demonstrated sportsmanship.

Modern pentathlete Guy Anderson, who studies Accounting & Finance and is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, is shortlisted for the Most Committed honour which recognises the dedication shown by athletes to both study and sport, including excellent time management and balancing demands.

The quartet are among 27 talented young athletes based at the University during 2019-20 across a range of sports to have received TASS support, allowing them access to the world-class Team Bath Sports Training Village facilities and guidance from a full-time High Performance Sports Officer among other benefits.

TASS is a unique government-backed partnership between talented young athletes, educational institutes and national governing bodies of sport, and the University of Bath has been a TASS Delivery Site since the scheme’s creation in 2004.

Winners of the awards will be announced online at midday on Friday (August 21) – click here to see the full list of finalists on the TASS website.

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

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