ACU students go for gold in Korea

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Message from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching) Professor Anne Cummins 

ACU is dedicated to supporting elite student athletes who represent their country in various sports.

In 2015, ACU has seven elite athletes selected to compete at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea on July 3-14 compared with three in 2014.

These students have been selected by their national sporting organisations. By supporting these athletes financially and academically to compete at the games it not only showcases ACU as a rising competitor in the university sport sector but also provides another pathway for athletes to be selected for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The increase in sporting programs delivered by Student Engagement and Services has significantly increased student participation in Health, Sport and Wellbeing.

This is evidenced by the increase in ACU sports clubs, student participation in Australian University Games and the number of elite athletes representing ACU on the world stage.

These talented students are managing to balance a high training load with study commitments, which takes a great deal of dedication.  We congratulate the students on being selected for the World Uni Games, and wish them all the best for success on their journey.

The Following students have been selected into the Australian Uniroos team for their specific sport:

Kyle Cranston- Athletics - Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science- Strathfield

Keiran Quam - Swimming - Bachelor of Physiotherapy- North Sydney

Tom Afonczenko – Taekwondo - Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science- Melbourne

Maddison Hounsten - Taekwondo - Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science- Brisbane

Emily Esposito - Shooting- Bachelor of Speech Pathology- Melbourne

Mary-Anne Monckton – Gymnastics - Bachelor of Exercise Science /Bachelor of Business Administration- Melbourne

Ellodie Ruffian – Water Polo – Bachelor of Physiotherapy - Brisbane