News Archive, Category: Scholars

University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman (second from right) and Izzy Thorpe (second from left) won a historic Tech Duet silver medal at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

More artistic swimming history is made by University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman at World Aquatics Championships

05 February 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman made artistic swimming history at a second successive World Championships as she and partner Izzy Thorpe won an incredible Women’s Duet Technical silver in Doha. It is British Swimming’s first-ever World Championships medal in a Duet event and came eight months after International Management and Modern Languages (French) student Shortman had achieved a similar breakthrough in the individual disciplines with Solo Free bronze at the 2023 Championships in...

Marathon swimmer and University of Bath sporting scholar Leah Crisp at the Team Bath Sports Training Village where she trains with the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath elite squad.

Sporting scholar Leah Crisp “over the moon” after earning Paris 2024 Olympic Games marathon swimming quota place for Team GB

04 February 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Leah Crisp says she is “over the moon” after securing a Paris 2024 Olympic Games quota place for Team GB in marathon swimming. The Economics and Mathematics student, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, finished 17th overall in the women’s 10km race at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha to earn Britain one of the 13 quota spots still available for this summer. A well-paced race saw Crisp, part...

(From left) University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean, Jacob Whittle, Brodie Williams and Leah Crisp have been selected for the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

Bath quartet selected for World Aquatics Championships in Doha as crucial run-in to Paris 2024 Olympic Games begins

05 January 2024

Four University of Bath-based swimmers have been selected to represent British Swimming at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, beginning a crucial six-month run-in to the Paris Olympic Games. Tom Dean, who won a medal of each colour at the 2023 edition in Fukuoka, is selected along with fellow Bath Performance Centre swimmers Jacob Whittle and Brodie Williams. They are joined in the 20-strong squad by University of Bath Swimming Club’s Ben Proud and...

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

Team Bath Netball's Jayda Pechova helped England beat South Africa in the Vitality Netball International Series played in December 2023. MUST CREDIT: Morgan Harlow.

Happy home debut as University of Bath sporting scholar Jayda Pechova helps Vitality Roses secure series win over South Africa

11 December 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova helped England secure a hard-earned Vitality Netball International Series victory over South Africa. It was a first Vitality Roses senior appearance on home soil for the 19-year-old defender, who came off the bench in all three matches as England eventually came out on top 2-1 overall. University of Bath Trendell Sporting Scholar Pechova’s home debut came in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 54-51 victory in front of a record crowd...

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...

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