More success for Winning Students athletes in this month’s update with scholars enjoying European titles, domestic records and international honours across numerous sports.
Here are some of the latest highlights…
Two-times rowing World Champion, Gavin Horsburgh, has received a surprise call up to compete for the GB Rowing Team for the first time at this weekend’s World Cup in the Polish city of Poznan (16-18 June).
Following impressive performances at this year’s British Championships at Ponds Forge, five Winning Students swimming scholars have been selected for the World University Games, in Chinese Taipei 19 – 30 August.
Heriot-Watt University Physics PhD student, Jonathan Crickmore competes in orienteering’s first World Cup of the season in Finland this week. And although the 24-year-old has competed at world level before, he is keen to make a bigger impact this time around.
To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.
“It’s a very sensible option to study alongside sport because your sporting career isn’t going to last your lifetime. If you are lucky you can make a living but once you stop competing it’s very important to have something to fall back on. There’s a possibility of injury as well so you never know how your career is going to pan out really. Study works to balance your sport as well because it’s a really useful distraction.”
Laura Muir, Athletics
University of Glasgow student
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