ECU students competing in University World Games
Thursday, 11 August 2011
All eyes are on Shenzhen and the World University Summer Games (WUG) taking place this month in China.
Four students from ECU have been selected to be part of Australia’s biggest ever team with a total delegation of 224. ECU has given each student $1,000 toward the overall expenses.
Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management student Michael Snart will be competing in the beach volleyball event. Michael has many accolades to his name including being the national junior champion two years in a row as well as taking out first place in the WA Tour 2011, WA Open 2011, IRAUG 2010, AUG 2010 and Tertiary Sports 2011.
Bachelor of Communications student Luke Quinlivan is representing Australia in water polo. Luke, together with his team mates, achieved gold at the World University Games 2009 in Belgrade. As well as receiving Australia’s first ever gold in water polo he also was the recipient of Man of the Match in the gold medal final.
His achievements include receiving a bronze medal at the FINA world league in Berlin 2007 and in Italy in 2008. He has also been a London Olympic squad member.
Bachelor of Arts/History student Alice Ingley has been selected to compete in archery. Alice is currently ranked number one in Australia for her event. She has also been selected for and represented Australia at a number of prestigious events including the Australian World Junior Championships in August, Senior World Championships in September and in 2010 represented Australia in the Youth Olympics.
Graduate Diploma Psychology student Holly Noack will be competing the in the athletics 800 meters.
For further information please visit the World Student Games website.