News Archive, Category: Scholars

A picture of the 2023-24 University of Bath sporting scholars - (from left) Alanna Pullen, Luke Ball, Ella Fullman, Jenny Hesketh, (inset) Jack Skerry and Robbie Hemmings

England internationals, European medallists and aspiring Olympians among new University of Bath sporting scholars for 2023-24

04 December 2023

An England Rugby captain, rising netball star and aspiring Olympians in athletics, rowing and swimming are among the high-performing University of Bath student-athletes to be awarded sporting scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. British Swimming Performance Centre duo Robbie Hemmings and Jack Skerry, England U21 netballer Alanna Pullen, national high jump champion Luke Ball and European U19 rowing medallist Ella Fullman are all in their first year of combining sport and study at the University,...

Cameron Brooker’s golden hat-trick among 18-medal haul as University of Bath swimmers shine at BUCS Short Course Champs

21 November 2023

Sporting scholar Cameron Brooker secured a hat-trick of titles as University of Bath students won 18 medals at the 2023 BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Mechanical Engineering student Brooker, who will represent Great Britain at December’s European Short Course Championships, struck gold in the 100m backstroke (50.95), 200m backstroke (1:52.80) and 200m freestyle (1:44.85). Joshua Gammon won 200m butterfly gold (1:54.70) and Leah Crisp, Jemima Hall and Niamh Ward also enjoyed multiple podium...

University of Bath sporting scholars past and present help Vitality Roses win bronze at 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series

12 November 2023

Team Bath’s Jayda Pechova secured the first podium placing of her senior international career when she helped England Netball win bronze at the 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was a second successive appearance at the tournament for the 19-year-old defender, who featured in all six of the Vitality Roses’ matches – starting three of them – during an action-packed weekend of competition. It was bookended by victories over South Africa,...

One year to go: Paris 2024 Olympic Games on the horizon for University of Bath-based athletes and students

26 July 2023

The countdown is on for athletes who train or study at the University of Bath as the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are now just a year away. They will be determined to have secured their place on the biggest sporting stage of all when the Olympic flame is lit in front of the Trocadero on Friday 26th July 2024 following a unique opening ceremony taking place on the River Seine. Two athletes have already achieved...

Students and graduates named among 12-strong GB home team for UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Champs at University of Bath

19 July 2023

Pentathlon GB have today announced a 12-strong ‘home’ team for the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships 2023, taking place at their Bath National Training Centre next month. Reigning World and Olympic Champion Joe Choong will be bidding to defend his crown when the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifying event takes place at the University of Bath from 19-28 August - click here to purchase tickets. He will be joined in the men’s squad by Myles...

Scholar Aleeya Sibbons secures relay gold for GB & NI in new record time at European Athletics U23 Championships

17 July 2023

University of Bath sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons anchored Great Britain & Northern Ireland to women’s 4x100m relay gold at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Espoo, Finland. The Architecture student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship and coached by Colin Bovell in the University’s high-performance athletics squad, took the baton in the lead and finished with a flourish as GB claimed the continental title in a new Championship record of 43.04. The quartet of Cassie-Ann Pemberton, Amy...

Super League stars and Players of the Season named in exciting Team Bath Netball squads for 2023 NPL tournament

14 July 2023

Team Bath Netball’s age-group teams will be looking to build on impressive league campaigns when they compete in the 2023 Netball Performance League (NPL) Tournament, taking place in Nottingham from 27-30 July. The U21s, who won bronze in the league, have included three Team Bath 2023 Super League players in their exciting squad – Lily Jones, University of Bath sporting scholar Sophie Kelly and Phoebe Maslen. Daisy Harrison and Lily Rutland, who were named as...

Brilliant bronze at European Games provides Olympic artistic swimming medal motivation for scholar Kate Shortman

26 June 2023

University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman says she and artistic swimming partner Izzy Thorpe are targeting an Olympic podium place after winning Women’s Duet bronze at the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games in Poland. It is a first continental medal for 30 years by a British pairing in the Duet and the first major international medal of their careers to date for the duo, who improved on their preliminaries score by more than 15 points...

European U23 Champs next for Aleeya Sibbons after Bath sporting scholar makes her senior GB athletics debut

25 June 2023

University of Bath sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons will have another opportunity to impress on the international stage this summer after being selected for the European U23 Championships in Espoo, Finland. The Architecture student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship and trains with the University's student athletics squad, will represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in both the 100m and women’s 4x100m relay when the event takes place from 13-16 July. She booked her spot by winning the...

Team Bath Netball players, staff and sponsors celebrate 2023 Super League season with awards night at Rengen House

14 June 2023

Jayda Pechova, Sophie Kelly, Ali Wilshier and Betsy Creak were the award winners when Team Bath Netball staged their Super League end-of-season celebrations at Rengen House in Bath on Tuesday. Pechova, whose impressive first full season in Super League has earned her a place in the Vitality Roses senior programme, was voted as both Players’ and Fans’ Most Valuable Player for 2023. The defender, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship as she combines...

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