Winning Students


Scott scoops national awards haul

30 September 2018
It's been an extraordinary year for Duncan Scott (pic by Scottish Swimming).

It's been an extraordinary year for Duncan Scott (pic by Scottish Swimming).

Duncan Scott’s remarkable year has been recognised at a number of national award ceremonies as he received four end-of-season awards.

In a year that has seen the University of Stirling swimming scholar win six medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and four at the recent European Championships, it is perhaps no great surprise his season has ended with a number of top accolades.

At the Team Scotland awards in Edinburgh, Scott was named Male Athlete of the Year before going on to claim the overall Scottish Sportsperson of the Year title, following in the footsteps of Scottish sporting legends, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Andy Murray and Dame Katherine Grainger. Fellow Winning Students scholar, Laura Muir, was named Female Athlete of the Year at the event.

Scott then went on to be crowned Athlete of the Year at the National Lottery Awards in London. Decided by a public vote, the award was the first of its kind at the event and it was launched to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the UK’s world class National Lottery funded athletes, whilst demonstrating the impact National Lottery players have on elite sport.

And to round-off another fantastic season, Scott received the Nancy Riach Memorial Medal at the Scottish Swimming Awards in Glasgow after being crowned the country’s outstanding athlete of the year. The event also saw former Winning Students scholar, Stephen Milne, receive the JY Coutts Memorial Award for Services to Swimming to recognise his contribution to the sport.