Posted 27th Oct 2014

Talented student athletes receive scholarships

An array of talented young student athletes from across 12 sports have been awarded University of Bath scholarships.

Among the 2014 scholars are athletes who have already represented their countries at Commonwealth Games, World Under-23 Championships and European Youth Championships.

University of Bath students with the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport can apply for the scholarships, which are awarded each year.

The scholarships are supported by alumni and friends of the University who are passionate about giving talented young people the opportunity to benefit from Bath’s sporting and academic environment.

Breadth of talent

Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, said: “Our 2015 scholars once again show the breadth of sporting talent we have at the University. I’d like to congratulate them on their awards and also thank the alumni and friends of the University for supporting the scholarships.”

Two talented young hockey players are among 10 new Santander scholars.

Dannielle Jordan, who is studying Sports Performance at the University, played for Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and also plays for Clifton in England Hockey’s Premier League.

Politics and International Relations student Fiona Burnet, who recently made her senior Scotland debut, also receives a Santander scholarship. She plays for Team Bath Buccaneers. Both players are also representing the University of Bath in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.

Rugby player Freddie Clarke, a third year Sports Performance student, receives a Santander scholarship. He helped the British team win the World Universities Championships rugby sevens title in Brazil in August. Ludi Hopkinson, an International Management and Modern Languages student and rugby player, also receives a Santander Scholarship.

Rower Sam Courty, a Sport and Exercise Science student who helped the British eight to silver at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Italy in July, is also a new Santander scholar.

Nick Moynihan, who has just started studying for a degree in International Management and Modern Languages , is the latest in a long list of winter sport athletes to come to Bath.  Nick is an Alpine skier and is part of the British under-21 squad. He receives a Santander Scholarship.

Santander Scholarships are also awarded to Owen Bowerman, who is studying Mathematics and won sailing’s RS Feva class World Open, Youth and Junior Championships titles in France in 2010. He is currently sailing in 49er class events.

Sports Performance students Will Harrison, a swimmer, judo player Jemima Duxberry and eventing rider Alicia Hawker are also new Santander scholars.

Gold

Talented young modern pentathlete Eilidh Prise receives the Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship. Eilidh is combining studying for a Mathematics degree with training at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath. Her achievements to date include winning individual gold at last year’s European Youth A European Championships in Russia.

Netballer Fran Wells is one of four new Trendell Sports Scholars. Fran is studying Sport and Social Sciences and was voted player of the tournament at last year’s Tri-Nations in South Africa.

Badminton player Angus Pedersen, who has just started a Chemical Engineering degree, tennis player Emma Hurst (Sport and Exercise Science) and swimmer Alex Kaye, who is studying for a Civil and Architectural Engineering degree, also receive Trendell Scholarships.

For further information members of the media can contact the Team Bath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or press@matchtight.co.uk

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