Over 150 Students and Alumni Recognised at Awards

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A record number of talented Edinburgh University students were awarded top honours for their performance and dedication to volunteering in sport at the annual Edinburgh University Sports Union Blues and Colours Awards last night at the Playfair Library. Over 156 students were honoured with a Half Blue or Blue for Sporting Achievement or a Colour to celebrate services to volunteering in sport.

From this extensive list, 4th year Sport and Recreation Management student, Peter Chambers was awarded the highest honour in volunteering – the McTernan Colour of the Year for his outstanding services to Touch Rugby.

Medical student, Kathryn Greenslade was awarded the top prize in sport performance, winning the Cameron Blue of the Year for Swimming, winning the Gold medal in 4x200m freestyle at the 2018 European Aquatics Championship and a bronze medal for Wales in the 4x100m medley at Gold Coast 2018.

The Alex Currie Inspirational Performance of the Year was scooped by Women’s Football who claimed the Scottish Cup, in a nail-biting penalty shootout with Stirling – and then travelled the next morning to Birmingham where they beat the home team to win the Premiere League play-off and secure promotion into BUCS Premiere North.

The evening also saw staff honoured as Coach of the Year was presented to Don McKenzie, Head of Performance Fencing, who oversaw the Women’s fencing team winning their seventh successive Premier North title, and fourth successive BUCS Championship and with two of his student athletes having won a Gold and bronze medal respectively in November’s Commonwealth Champions

Student Coach of the Year was awarded to postgraduate medicine student, Loic Hayois for his services to the Men’s and Women’s Surfing teams, who registered their best ever BUCS performance in 2018/19 under his leadership.

Mary-Ann Cosgrave was awarded the Alan Chainey Award for Long Service as Head Coach of the Netball Club for the previous five years. In her time as head coach, the first team have won Scottish 1A and been crowned as the best student netball team in Scotland every year.

Student officiating was also honoured with the inaugural Student Official of the Year being awarded to fifth year Medic student, Katie Howie, one of only three women across Scotland to hold a Federation Internationale Hockey Umpiring Badge – the highest umpiring qualification available in Hockey.

The honours didn’t stop there, with three outstanding women being inducted into the Edinburgh University Sports Hall of Fame, for outstanding services and performance in sport on the International stage and presented by Edinburgh University Principal, Peter Mathieson.

Current Chemistry Student and Commonwealth medallist Corrie Scott was the first to be inducted on the night. As a serial collector of national records and titles, and first member of the current and hugely gifted swim team to taste medal success at world level.

Corrie was joined by Dr Judy Murray OBE a graduate of French and Business Studies, and an honorary doctorate of Edinburgh. A true pioneer in her Sport of Tennis Judy can be credited with changing how her sport is viewed, and delivered, both locally and nationally, from introductions at grass roots to influencing at the very highest professional level.

And completing the inductions, and closing the evening with an inspirational and heartfelt speech was multiple times Scottish, British, European, Commonwealth and World Karate Champion, Dr Chloe McLean, who graduated in 2018 with her Doctorate in Sociology.

With over 160 Edinburgh University Staff, Students and Alumni in attendance the evening was a fantastic celebration of the passion, commitment and talent of Edinburgh University students and the galvanising spirit of sport.

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