BEL students snag sporting scholarships

29 Mar 2018
2018 Sporting Scholarships
BEL sports superstairs including athlete Liam Adcock (centre left) and rugby player Con Foley (centre right) received UQ Sporting Scholarships.

Two Rio Olympians, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist and a Queensland Reds athlete are among the students from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law awarded 2018 UQ Sporting Scholarships.

Almost 60 UQ students received sporting scholarships this year, breaking a previous record set in 2017.  

There were 14 BEL recipients, including Danielle Prince, a Bachelor of Business Management student and rhythmic gymnast who received a 2018 Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship.

Ms Prince – a Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 2016 Rio Olympian – will become the first Australian gymnast to contest three Commonwealth Games when she competes on the Gold Coast next month.

UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship Committee Chair and BEL Deputy Executive Dean Professor Phil Bodman said he had the utmost admiration for elite student-athletes and their dedication to both tertiary education and professional sport.

“These top-level sportsmen and women face enormous commitments on their time and resources - they are excellent role models for all students,” Professor Bodman said.

“Wonderful philanthropic donations from a range of very generous donors means our scholarship program continues to thrive.

“Our long, prestigious list of elite student athletes who have represented UQ continues to expand due to this amazing generosity.”

Scholarship holders benefit from access to UQ Sport’s health and fitness facilities, as well as athlete workshops, academic liaison, support, and tutoring delivered through the UQ Sport Academy.

Recipients are also eligible for the UQ Sport Competition Subsidy to assist with out-of-pocket competition expenses, valued up to $2000 per annum.

Congratulations to the following BEL sporting scholarship recipients:

2018 UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship recipients (value is from $3000 to $10,000 for one year):

Liam Adcock
Sport: Athletics
Program: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics
Claim to fame: Will compete in long jump at the 2018 Melanesian Regional Championships

Abby Andrews
Sport: Water Polo
Program: Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)
Claim to fame: Member of the Australian women’s water polo team

Portia Bennett
Sport: Rowing
Program: Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)
Claim to fame: Represented Australia in the 2017 Under 21 Trans-Tasman Series

Oliver Crane
Sport: Hockey
Program: Bachelor of Business Management
Claim to fame: Selected to the 2017 National Junior Squad and represented Australia at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia

Koen Dovey
Sport: Rugby Union
Program: Bachelor of Business Management
Claim to fame: Selected to the 2017 Australian Schools squad

Jake Duffy
Sport: Table Tennis
Program: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics
Claim to fame: Three-time national junior table tennis champion

Con Foley
Sport: Rugby Union
Program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce
Claim to fame: Represents Australia in Sevens Rugby and competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Harry McMahon
Sport: Rugby Union
Program: Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Science
Claim to fame: Selected to the 2017 Queensland Schoolboys ‘Queensland 1’ side

Thomas Needham
Sport: Sailing
Program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce
Claim to fame: Earned the title of the 2018 Australian Laser Radial champion

Angus Scott-Young
Sport: Rugby Union
Program: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
Claim to fame: Plays for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition

Megan Williams
Sport: Mountain Biking
Program: Bachelor of Commerce
Claim to fame: Represented Australia at the 2017 Mountain Bike World Championships

2018 Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship recipients (value is $18,000 over three years; $6000 per year):

Alexandra Clements
Sport: Athletics
Program: Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Arts
Claim to fame: Competed in the 2017 Queensland Athletics Championships

Danielle Prince
Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics
Program: Bachelor of Business Management
Claim to fame: A Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 2016 Rio Olympian

2018 UQ Swimming Scholarship recipient (value is $4500, plus $1500 in support services for one year):

Roarke Ronan
Sport: Swimming
Program: Bachelor of Business Management
Claim to fame: Competed at the 2017 Pacific School Games

See the full list of 2018 UQ Sporting Scholarship recipients.

Contact: BEL Communications, Alysha Hilevuo, media@bel.uq.edu.au, 07) 3346 9349.

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