News Archive, Category: Scholars

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Birmingham 2022: Magnificent 33-medal haul for University of Bath-associated athletes as Commonwealth Games come to a close

08 August 2022

History-making athletes who train, study or studied at the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a fantastic 33 medals between them– seven gold, 17 silver and nine bronze. They came across three different sports – a first-ever athletics medal for Guernsey from Sports Performance alumnus Alastair Chalmers; two brilliant judo medals for Team Bath’s Rhys Thompson and Sports & Exercise Science alumna Gemma Howell; and an incredible 30-medal haul in the...

Birmingham 2022: Gold caps magnificent seven for record-breaker Tom Dean as Bath swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 27 medals

03 August 2022

Swimmers from the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with an incredible 27 medals between them after securing more gold, silver and bronze on an electric last evening of racing in Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Sporting scholar Tom Dean became Team England’s most decorated swimmer at a single Games as he won his sixth silver in the 200m individual medley before anchoring a quartet also featuring British Swimming Performance Centre Bath team-mates Brodie...

Sporting scholars Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd enjoy World Championship breakthroughs with British artistic swimming team

28 June 2022

It was a busy but highly-rewarding week of artistic swimming at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships for University of Bath sporting scholars Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd. Shortman, who studies International Management and Modern Languages and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, competed in five finals across the week in Budapest. She scored 85.1632 to finish seventh in the Tech Solo, her best-ever individual result on the Worlds stage, before teaming up with...

University of Bath students Ethan Staddon and Tom Carr-Smith get England Rugby call for Six Nations U20 Summer Series

22 June 2022

Sporting scholar Ethan Staddon and fellow University of Bath student Tom Carr-Smith have been named in the England Rugby U20 squad for the Six Nations U20 Summer Series. They join Bath Rugby club colleagues Sam Harris, Ewan Richards and John Stewart in a 32-man squad heading to Italy for the tournament, which gets under way against South Africa on Friday 24th June (4pm BST). England will also face France on Wednesday 29th (4pm) and Ireland...

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons leads University of Bath to golden sprint double at BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships

02 May 2022

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons sprinted to double gold as University of Bath track and field student-athletes impressed at the 2022 BUCS and BT Outdoor Athletics Championships in Chelmsford over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sibbons, a first-year Architecture student who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, eased to victory in both her 100m heat and semi-final before taking the individual title in 11.70 – just two-hundredths of a second clear of Edinburgh’s Alyson Bell. [caption id="attachment_67227"...

Sporting scholar Vicki McCabe makes step up from junior to senior ranks with England Hockey Women following World Cup medal

21 April 2022

University of Bath sporting scholar Vicki McCabe has been rewarded for her role in helping England Hockey win bronze at the Women’s Junior World Cup by being called up to the senior squad for the first time. The Sports Performance student, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, is in contention to make her senior debut when England take on the United States in a FIH Hockey Pro League double-header in North Carolina on...

Sporting scholar Vicki McCabe helps England Hockey make history with bronze at the Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa

13 April 2022

University of Bath sporting scholar Vicki McCabe helped England win their first-ever medal at a FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup as they secured bronze in dramatic style in South Africa. The Sports Performance student (left in picture), who is supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, featured in all five on England’s games in Potchefstroom and started three of them, including Tuesday’s third-place play-off with India. A thrilling contest saw England take the lead, then...

Picture of University of Bath-based swimmers (from left) Freya Anderson, Jacob Peters, Ben Proud, Kieran Bird, James Guy, Brodie Williams, Matt Richards, Tom Dean and Calum Jarvis in their Team GB kit at the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Clare Green/Matchtight.

World and Commonwealth places up for grabs as a host of Bath-based swimmers compete in British Swimming Championships

04 April 2022

Nearly 50 University of Bath-based swimmers are heading to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield this week to compete in the British Swimming Championships 2022. Among those in action are nine Tokyo Olympians, five of whom won gold for Team GB last summer, and a host of talented students in both the British Swimming National Centre Bath and University of Bath swimming squads. Six promising youngsters from the Team Bath AS community club...

Sporting scholar Vicki McCabe excited to finally be representing England Hockey at Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa

29 March 2022

University of Bath sporting scholar Vicki McCabe is looking forward to finally experiencing a Hockey World Cup for the first time as she prepares to represent England in South Africa five months later than planned. The Sports Performance student, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, was originally selected for the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa back in November. However, the tournament was postponed just days before it was...

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