News Archive, Category: Scholars

Individual World Cup debut for scholar Olivia Green as Pentathlon GB athletes make eagerly-awaited return to competition in Hungary

16 March 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Olivia Green will make her first individual appearance at a UIPM World Cup in Hungary next week as Pentathlon GB athletes return to competition for the first time in more than a year. Sport & Exercise Science student Green (pictured), who is supported by an Alumni Fund Scholarship, has been named in an eight-strong GB squad – all of whom train at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – for...

No shortage of podium places as University of Bath-based swimmers continue Olympic Trials build-up at British Swimming Invitation Meet

14 March 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers continued their build-up to next month’s Tokyo Olympic selection trials by recording 21 podium places between them at the British Swimming Invitation Meet in Manchester over the weekend. Olympic medallist James Guy (pictured), coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was in fantastic form once again as he won both the men’s 100m and 200m butterfly. His time of 51.71 put him just over a second clear...

Hard work in training reaps rewards as University of Bath-based swimmers return to racing at Manchester International Meet

15 February 2021

James Guy recorded a hat-trick of wins and there were victories for Holly Hibbott, Jono Adam, Jacob Peters and sporting scholars Leah Crisp and Tom Dean as University of Bath-based swimmers returned to competitive action at the Manchester International Meet. It was the first domestic competition since last March and Guy, who is coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was pleased to see his hard work in training rewarded with...

Clean Sport Week: University of Bath student-athletes share the attributes that make them ‘100% Me’

11 February 2021

Hard work, passion, determination and commitment plus chocolate, coffee and orange juice - but no cheating. Those are the attributes that University of Bath student-athletes say makes them '100% Me'.  UK Anti-Doping's 100% Me campaign is a values-based education and information programme helping athletes throughout their sporting journey. It supports the principle of strict liability which means that athletes are solely responsible for what is found in their system, regardless of how it got there....

With six months to rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games, scholar Tom Dean is looking to write own chapter in Bath swimming success story

23 January 2021

With exactly six months to go until the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games are due to begin, Tom Dean believes the delay could work in his favour as he seeks to follow in the wake of some celebrated University of Bath-based swimmers. It is 25 years since Paul Palmer became the first sportsperson to bring an Olympic medal back to the Team Bath pool, a 400m freestyle silver in Atlanta, and another 11 swimmers and five...

Fab 15 University of Bath-based swimmers named in England Swimming Team ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

13 January 2021

Fifteen swimmers who train at the University of Bath, including seven students and Olympic and Paralympic medallists, have been named in the first-ever England Swimming Team ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The larger-than-normal team of 85 swimmers in total brings together everyone who will be considered for selection for Team England at the Commonwealth Games next year. Among them are four University of Bath sporting scholars – Natural Sciences student Jacob Greenow,...

England Roses Academy players and Superleague stars among exciting Team Bath Netball U19 and U21 squads for 2021 NPL season

11 January 2021

Superleague players and England Netball Roses Academy squad members are among the 40 rising Team Bath Netball stars named in the U21 and U19 Netball Performance League squads for 2021. Shooter Hannah Passmore – a University of Bath Criminology student who is supported by a Buchan Jones Sporting Scholarship – will once again combine her Superleague duties for the Blue & Gold with representing the U21s, who she co-captained during the 2020 season. She is...

Sporting scholars Orlando Bailey and Ethan Staddon earn selection for 2021 England Rugby U20 Elite Player Squad

03 January 2021

University of Bath sporting scholars Orlando Bailey and Ethan Staddon have been named in the England Rugby U20s’ Elite Player Squad for 2021. The first-year students, who are supported by Matrix and Santander Scholarships respectively, have previously represented England at U18 level but are making the step-up to U20s for the first time. Fly-half Bailey, who is studying International Development with Economics, made his first senior appearance for Bath Rugby in September, while Natural Sciences...

A year of challenges and upheaval but versatility, ingenuity and positivity too – our sporting review of a very different 2020

26 December 2020

It could not have been more different to the year we were eagerly looking forward to but there has still been much to celebrate and be thankful for at Team Bath during a challenging 2020. From the versatility, ingenuity and positive attitude of staff, athletes, coaches, students and customers adapting to the ever-changing ‘new normal’ to more traditional markers of success such as international medals and national awards, it has certainly been a year that...

From BUCS Super Rugby to the European Challenge Cup as Beck Cutting and Kieran Verden reunite in front row for Worcester Warriors

12 December 2020

After packing down together in the front row for the University of Bath Rugby Club, Beck Cutting and Kieran Verden were reunited on the European stage on Saturday as Worcester Warriors went mighty close to victory in France. Trendell Sporting Scholar Cutting – a Sports Management & Coaching student at the University – started at hooker in Warriors’ European Challenge Cup match against Pau, who scored an injury-time try to snatch a 24-20 home win....

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