News Archive, Category: Scholars

Tokyo Olympian among high-performing student-athletes to be awarded University of Bath Sporting Scholarships for 2021-22

07 December 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kate Shortman is among an exciting new intake of University of Bath sporting scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Shortman, who represented Team GB in the women’s duet event this summer, is joined among the scholars by fellow artistic swimmer Daniella Lloyd. Swimmer Cam Brooker, rower Phoebe Hayden, cricketer Gemma Lane, fencer Louise Sadler, judoka Josh Shipp and sprinter Aleeya Sibbons are the other high-performing student-athletes who have received a cash award...

Record-breaking Ben Proud helps Energy Standard win International Swimming League during busy weekend at home and abroad for Bath swimmers

05 December 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud smashed his British 50m freestyle record for the second time in a fortnight to help Energy Standard win the 2021 International Swimming League title. Proud, coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, has been in brilliant form throughout the ISL season and ended it on a fitting note by slicing 0.24 seconds off the time he set in the play-offs and touching the wall first...

University of Bath students bring home gold and bronze medals as Pentathlon GB impress at U24 European Championships

22 November 2021

There was double gold for sporting scholar Olivia Green and medals for fellow University of Bath students Emma Whitaker, Alex Bousfield and Toby Price as Pentathlon GB athletes impressed at the U24 European Championships in Poland. Sport & Exercise Science student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund Scholarship, was in fine form throughout the women's final as she recorded an excellent victory. Santander Scholar Whitaker (Sports Performance) was fourth and there was a...

Scholar Leon Chevalier reigns in Spain as stunning season of Ironman competition ends with course record and World Champs qualification

28 October 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Leon Chevalier capped a stunning season by setting a course record as he beat a championship field to win the Ironman Mallorca event in Spain. The Chemical Engineering Masters student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, was one of only two athletes to break the eight-hour barrier for the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and marathon 26-mile run as he crossed the line in 7:59.03 to finish 56 seconds...

Tokyo 2020: Sporting scholar Tom Dean grateful for University of Bath support in and out of pool ahead of Olympic swimming debut

16 July 2021

Team GB swimming medal hopeful Tom Dean has praised the University of Bath for helping him pursue his sporting dream as he prepares to make his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Dean first came to the University in 2018 to combine training full-time with the world-renowned British Swimming National Centre Bath, based on campus in the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village, with studying Mechanical Engineering. He deferred his second year to concentrate fully on...

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Outstanding medal haul at European Championships and rapid times offer plenty of Tokyo encouragement for Bath-based swimmers

24 May 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers brought home a terrific 25 medals from the 2021 LEN European Championships in Budapest as they showed fantastic form in the last major competition before the Tokyo Olympic Games. Leading the way with six medals apiece – the most of any swimmers competing at the Championships – were British Swimming National Centre Bath trio Freya Anderson, Tom Dean and James Guy, who are all coached by David McNulty in the London...

Zak Giannini and Max Ojomoh of Bath United pose for a photo after the match. Mid-season friendly, between Bath United and Harlequins A on April 23, 2021 at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

University of Bath students and BUCS Super Rugby players help Bath United to entertaining victory over Harlequins at The Rec

24 April 2021

A late penalty from sporting scholar George Worboys secured a closely-fought victory over Harlequins A at The Rec on Friday for a Bath Rugby United side featuring a host of University of Bath students. Sports Performance student Worboys, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Sporting Scholarship, slotted over the decisive kick with three minutes remaining to clinch a 22-21 success for the hosts. He also converted two of the three tries for Bath whose...

How sporting scholarship is helping GB Hockey Olympic hopeful Vicki McCabe look to future with confidence after year of uncertainty

20 April 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Vicki McCabe, whose place in the Great Britain Hockey Elite Development Programme (EDP) has this week been confirmed for another season, says she is looking to the future with confidence after an eventful year on and off the pitch. McCabe, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, is once again joined by fellow Sports Performance student Tim Nurse in the EDP scheme designed to help the country’s top young...

How sporting scholarship is helping rising GB Water Polo star Tom Hunt pursue his Commonwealths 2022 goal

20 April 2021

With his sights firmly set on the Commonwealth Championships Tournament in England next year, British Water Polo athlete and University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Hunt is going above and beyond to achieve his vision of success. While he missed out on competing at the U19 European Championships due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tom is determined to be on the international stage in April 2022 at what he describes as ‘a competition that nothing else...

Tom Dean, Freya Anderson, James Guy, Kieran Bird, Brodie Williams, Jacob Peters and Matt Richards at the 2021 British Swimming Olympic Trials

Magnificent seven look set for Tokyo Olympics after setting qualification standard during outstanding British Swimming Selection Trials

19 April 2021

Seven swimmers who train at the University of Bath look set to represent Team GB at this summer's Tokyo Olympics after an outstanding week of racing at the British Swimming Selection Trials in London. Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, James Guy, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards and Brodie Williams all met the qualification standard of both swimming inside the Olympic consideration time for their events and finishing in the top two in their finals, as did...

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