Uni Games results: Team UWS exceeds expectations

UWS basketball team 

Team UWS proves that the University of Western Sydney is a leading force in Australian university sport.

Over 7,500 participants from 42 universities across Australia converged on the Gold Coast for the largest annual multisport competition - the Australian University Games.

This seven-day competition ran from the 29th September to the 5th October and featured 31 sports played at 39 sporting facilities.

The largest team ever to represent UWS made our sporting presence known with 340 athletes competing in 21 different sports.

Team UWS achieved excellent results. Our athletes brought back to campus one Gold, four Silver and four Bronze medals. Seven athletes also received Green and Gold status, which recognises them as the top players in their respective tournaments.

Individual medals

  • Jessika Johnson, Gold in  Women's Shot Put
  • Cenk Sevinc, Silver in Taekwondo Black belt
  • Sara Barendregt, Silver in the S-Class Minor Disabilities Women Freestyle
  • Jack Bangel Silver in 400m Hurdles
  • Trent Abbott, Bronze in the Men's 200m Breaststroke
  • Laura Herbert, Bronze in Women's Hammer Throw

Team medals

  • Women's Hockey, Silver in Division 2
  • Men's Futsa, Bronze in Division 1
  • Men's Football, Bronze in Division 2

Green and Gold recipients

  • Courtney Hand, Women's Basketball
  • Adam Savetta, Men's Futsal
  • Morgan James, Men's Futsal
  • Lorisa Habib, Women's Futsal
  • Tahnee Edgecombe, Women's Tennis
  • Rachel Dint, Tenpin Bowling Open
  • Nathan Ellis, T20 Cricket

The exceptional results placed Team UWS 14th out of 42 universities competing in the 2013 Australian University Games. This is a very commendable performance and a big leap in the right direction for sport at UWS, last year the University was ranked 25th. 

UWS and uwsconnect are very proud of the dedication, determination and performance on and off the sporting fields of all UWS participants at this year's Australian University Games. Planning will now begin for next year in Sydney and Newcastle.


30 October 2013

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