It was an excellent weekend for Winning Students swimmers at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.
Three Winning Students scholars were guest speakers at recent Community Sports Awards in the West of Scotland.
Team Mouat continued their fine start to the season by qualifying for the Scottish Junior Curling Championships at the end of January.
Rachel Hannen was alternate as Scotland’s ladies team, Team Muirhead, finished second in the European Curling Championships in Denmark, losing 6-4 to Russia in the final.
After a quieter couple of months in terms of competitions, a number of our 2015-2016 scholars have been in action in the last week.
Scotland’s national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students began in 2008 and has awarded its one thousandth scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Scotland’s Rural University College student Cameron Smith jets off to Denmark today to represent Scotland at curling’s European Championships in Esbjerg (20-28 November).
University of West Scotland student Kirsty Gilmour is seeded No.1 for the Scottish Open Grand Prix which brings back top level international badminton to Glasgow next week.
If, or more likely when, the canoe slalom discipline of women’s C1 make its Olympic debut in the 2020 Tokyo Games, University of Edinburgh student Eilidh Gibson is determined to be the one who wins the gold.
Eilidh Gibson was one of three Brits who made it to the C1W final at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in London at the weekend.
Cormac Sharvin and Jack McDonald were part of the GB&I Walker Cup squad that won the trophy for only the ninth time at the weekend.
Leading sporting talent studying at Scottish colleges and universities has been boosted by a £2.4 million funding investment.
It all began for Abi Harrison when aged five she was drafted in to make up the numbers in her brother’s football team. But next week the Cathcart teenager will don her Scotland strip as captain for the first time in a competitive match when the country’s Under 19 team begins its European Championships campaign.
Scotland's women's hockey team retained their A Division status in the EuroHockey Nations Championship after victory on the final day.
Throughout this week, a number of our athletes have been involved in some big performances and announcements in various sports.
Abi Harrison was the hero for Hibernian as her hat trick kept them level on points with Glasgow City at the top of the Scottish Women's Premier League.
Craig Benson returned from the US National Swimming Championships with three medals around his neck.
Glasgow Caledonian University BA Financial Investment & Risk student Andrew Mullen is looking forward to the Rio Paralympics trials after winning four medals in the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships at Tollcross, Glasgow.
Ross Murdoch picked up a World Championships bronze medal yesterday and Stephen Milne will be hoping to get one himself later this week.
Lewis McCue and his Coxless Fours teammates took silver for GB at the U23 Rowing World Championships on Saturday, in a week that saw Winning Students scholars medalling in a few sports.
University of Edinburgh MSc Strength & Conditioning student Andy Burns is pulling out every stop to be selected for the men’s judo 90kg slot at next year’s Rio Olympic Games.
Andrew Mullen put in some impressive performances last week at the IPC World Swimming Championships in his hometown of Glasgow.
Jack McDonald played a pivotal role throughout the European Amateur Team Championship and won both his matches in the final as Scotland took the title for the second time in six years in Halmstad, Sweden at the weekend.
The Universiade closing ceremony today brought the curtain down on a World University Games where hosts South Korea were worthy winners; collecting 13 more Golds than their nearest rivals. How did our Winning Students get on in the final few days of the competition?
University of Stirling MSc Sports Coaching student Natalie Milne is enjoying her best season in triathlon after a string of fine results both at home and abroad.
All of our athletes have now started their Universiade events, with a few more finished as well, and another medal into the bargain.
A Gemma Gibbons Grand Prix Gold was the pick of the results this weekend, but there were plenty of good performances by Winning Students athletes in various other sports.
The Universiade or World University Games kicked off in Gwangju, South Korea on Thursday and we’ll be keeping you up to date with the 12 Winning Students athletes competing in their five sports. Here’s the story so far:
There were some impressive results across a number of sports last weekend, including a big victory for the in-form Golfer Cormac Sharvin and Swimming and Hockey success in Glasgow.
Pupils from Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow were treated to a master class in both badminton and table tennis by three Scottish internationals who are preparing to travel to Gwangju, South Korea next week to represent Team GB at the World University Games.
There were some impressive individual performances over the weekend as well as good team results from the Hockey internationals.
University of Strathclyde BSc MEng Biomedical Engineering student Louise Revell will compete for the British team in this weekend’s Wildwater World Championships in Vienna after just taking up the sport just two months ago.
There were lots of medals for our Rowers at Strathclyde Park this weekend for the Scottish Championships.
University of Stirling BSc Sport & Exercise Science student Danielle Joyce is on track for her first World Deaf Swimming Championships in Texas this August after breaking her ninth world record last month.
Karen Darke was among the medals for Great Britain at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Italy at the weekend.
Edinburgh College Sports Coaching & Development student, Hamish Imrie, is working hard to qualify for the Scottish hockey team competing in this summer’s European Hockey Championships in Prague (19-28 July).
A strong weekend in the Royal Commonwealth Pool for our swimmers was capped with a new World Record set by Danielle Joyce!
University of Edinburgh third year student Chris Galloway won last weekend’s Scottish Individual Orienteering Championships, in the process declaring himself fully fit for the bigger challenges which lie ahead this summer.
It was a big weekend for some Winning Students athletes with plenty of podium finishes.
West Lothian College second year student Sean Redmond took another step towards his long term goal of competing in an Olympic Games last weekend.
Scotland Men’s Hockey Team faced off against Spain three times last week in a series of international challenge matches in preparation for the EuroHockey Championships in London in August.
She has been in the team for less than five months but Heriot-Watt University student Megan Cunningham has already made an impact for Glasgow City Ladies Football Club by helping the title holders reach next month’s SWPL Cup Final.
The weekend started on Thursday for two of our golfers; Walker Cup hopefuls Cormac Sharvin and Jack McDonald. Both are in the provisional squad for the biennial GB & Ireland vs USA amateur tournament and are working hard to make the final 10-man team, which is announced in August.
University of Stirling fourth year Hannah McCook has been selected for the six-strong Great Britain Golf team competing at this summer’s World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (3-14 July 2015).
There were a number of Winning Students athletes in action at the weekend as various sports start to get into their summer season.
She may only be 18, but City of Glasgow College student and Commonwealth Wrestler Shannon Hawke is already helping to develop the next generation of sporting stars.
A University of Glasgow student has one final selection trial separating her from a place in the GB team bound for this summer’s under 23 World Championships in Bulgaria.
A University of Dundee student who switched from Skiing to Triathlon will compete in her first race of the season on Sunday (29 March) as she builds towards her Commonwealth ambitions.
University of Strathclyde fresher Michael Brown is on course to achieve his dream of competing in Canoeing at an Olympic Games. The first year Aero-Mechanical Engineering student has just been named in the British Canoeing U23 team for the World and European Championships.
Sporting students at colleges and universities in Scotland can apply before 31 March for financial support. Applications are sought for Individual Scholarships, which apply to athletes competing in individual and small combination sports such as Athletics and Weightlifting.
University of Stirling Sport Management student Jordan McCulloch is aiming to complete six years of study this summer with both an MSc and his first senior tennis world ranking.
A Heriot-Watt University Mechanical Engineering student is following in the family footsteps as she bids to become an Olympic shooter.
Perth College UHI Psychology student Blair Fraser is looking forward to testing himself against the nation’s best men when Perth hosts the Scottish Curling Championships next week (16-22 February).
The new year might be just one month old but Perth College UHI swimmer Stephen Milne has already begun his season’s medal tally. Competing in last weekend’s Flanders Speedo Cup in the Belgian town of Antwerp, the 20-year-old won Silver in the 1500m Freestyle (a mere 0.12 seconds off Gold), took Bronze in the 400m Freestyle and was sixth in the 200m Freestyle.
Dunblane’s Nicki Cochrane can thank a former school teacher for putting her on a path that has led the University of Edinburgh student to a place in Scotland’s senior ladies hockey team.
A Scottish Commonwealth Games hero fought back from injury to make New College Lanarkshire’s Health and Wellbeing Event a knockout. Bronze medal-winning boxer Reece McFadden joined fellow students in taking part in healthy living activities – despite having broken his thumb during a recent boxing match.
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