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Each year, the outstanding academic performers of our Elite Athlete Program from the previous year are recognised through the award of several special scholarships. These are the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships and the Senate Scholarships. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual Sports Awards Dinner in which these student athletes would have been celebrated. So, in lieu of the Dinner, please read on to learn more about our top-performing academic athletes in 2019.

Nicholas Foster
2020 Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and Harvey Gordon Scholarship Recipient
B. Education (Health and Physical Education)

Nick takes pride in being a student athlete and says the lifestyle of studying and sport really suits him. He says he has learned a lot from playing a team sport especially interacting with others and supporting others with mental health. While playing in Sydney University Australian National Football Club’s NEAFL team, Nick is on-track to finish his degree in 2020 and become a qualified teacher. Additionally, it is an ambition of his to teach in another part of the world.

Timothy Anderson
2020 Senate Scholarship Recipient
B. Engineering/B. Science

Tim hopes to become a biomedical engineer and to one day work in finding solutions with meaningful healthcare outcomes for people globally. Tim won the silver medal in the teams’ event at the Junior World Champs in 2013 and had a personal best finish (17th) at the 2019 world championships which was an Olympic-qualifying race. Tim was nominated for the Sydney University Academic Excellence Award at the 2019 NSWIS Awards and has maintained HD average throughout his studies, all the while travelling and competing full-time in canoe slalom for the last 5 years.

Rebecca Bennett
2020 Senate Scholarship and BUPA/MBF Health Scholarship Recipient
B. Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 

Rebecca works with children who have cerebral palsy and this inspires her to one-day specialise in pediatrics; perhaps assisting kids with special needs. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, she was planning on taking a gap medics where she would shadow doctors in the Dominican Republic. Rebecca represented Australia at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2019 and continues to achieve distinctions and high distinctions in her studies.

Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships

Awarded to the male and female duces of the Elite Athlete Program from the previous year.

Nicholas FosterAust. Rules FootballB. Education (Health and Physical Education)
Jaime HemmingwayHockeyB. Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 

Senate School Leaver Scholarships

Awarded to the male and female school-leavers from the previous year who have the highest ATAR score. 

Lucy MauvielAthleticsB. Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Connor MurphyAthleticsB. Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Senate Scholarships

Awarded to the top 10 academic performers of the Elite Athlete Program from the previous year. 

Timothy AndersonCanoeB. Engineering (Biomedical) and B. Science
Talia Barnet-HepplesRowingB. Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Rebecca BennettAthleticsB. Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Lachlan BlakeSwimmingB. Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering) and B. Project Management
Izac CarracherVolleyballB. Commerce and B. Laws
Angus ClarkAthleticsB. Advanced Computing and B. Commerce
Caitlin HenningNetballB. Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Anna JohnstonAust. Rules FootballDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
Sarah WacherBasketballB. Engineering Honors (Biomedical Engineering)
James WalkerKarateB. Commerce and B. Advanced Studies
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