Winning Students

2016 News


Winning Students Annual Report 2015/16

Olympic, Paralympic and other international success were the highlights of Winning Students in 2015/16 21 December 2016

It's been another strong year for Winning Students, with a number of our athletes combining their studies with international success. The Annual Report provides full details of their achievements as well as the partnerships and investment behind the programme.

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All eyes on Dublin for Hockey World League

Daniel Coultas believes this is the strongest Scotland side he has been part of. 18 November 2016

Having qualified from round one of the Hockey World League in September, Scotland’s men are working hard to break into new territory when Dublin hosts the second stage of the competition in March.

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Gold Coast is the dream for Carder

After picking up his first international tournament win this year, Matthew Carder is aiming for Gold Coast 2018 3 November 2016

With the selection period for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games opening early next year, Glasgow School of Art badminton player Matthew Carder is producing the best form of his singles career. 

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Scholarship athletes announced at inaugural Winning Students Forum

Tennis star Scott Duncan and double Olympic medallist Duncan Scott will be returning as Winning Students scholars in 2016-2017 20 October 2016

Scotland’s national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students, announced this month which scholars would be part of the programme for 2016-17 academic year. The scholarships provide gifted young athletes studying in colleges and universities across Scotland with funding support and the flexibility to achieve their sporting and academic goals.

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Batty ends 2016 season with more titles than ever

Gemma Batty was crowned Scottish Universities Champion, one of a host of titles this season 14 October 2016

By any measure, 2016 has been an excellent season for University of Stirling golfer, Gemma Batty. The Business and Sport Studies third year student won Scottish, British and European Universities titles as part of Team Stirling.

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From graduation to Europeans in a matter of days

Craig Howie has won Scottish and British student titles this year and represents Scotland at the European Team Championships this week. 7 July 2016

It’s been an exciting week for University of Stirling golfer Craig Howie who, just days after graduating, made his foray into the world of full time golf and headed to France to compete in the European Team Championships.  

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Weekly Report - June 13-19th

Maia Lumsden advanced from the Wimbledon Playoffs and can reach the Wimbledon first round with three more victories this week. 20 June 2016

Rising tennis star, Maia Lumsden kept her Wimbledon dream alive with three victories in the LTA Wimbledon Wildcard Playoffs this week.

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Weekly Report - June 7-12th

Laura Muir now holds two Scottish athletics records after her performance at the Dream Mile at Diamond League Oslo 14 June 2016

Laura Muir broke a 22 year old record at the Diamond League in Oslo last week and she now holds Scottish Records at 1500m and one mile.

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Weekly Report - April 11-17th

Duncan Scott with his gold medal after winning the British 100m Freestyle swimming title 18 April 2016

The country's best swimmers descended on Glasgow last week to compete in the British Championships in an attempt to secure their place in the GB team for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Weekly Report - March 21-27th

The McIntosh sisters top the scoreboard at the Isle of Man Easter Shoot (top), while Calum Hawkins celebrates with his GB teammates after success at the World Champs. 29 March 2016

As many sporting seasons now start to ramp up, many of our scholars were in action in the last week and there was success in a variety of sports.

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Weekly Report - March 1-7th

Teammates Craig Benson (right) and Ross Murdoch (second right) each picked up three medals at the Swim Ulster International Meet. Photo: Swim Ulster. 7 March 2016

Ross Murdoch returned from the Swim Ulster International Meet with two golds and a silver medal in the pick of the results but there were medals for a number of other swimmers as well as football, curling, and badminton action.

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Weekly Report - February 12-15th

Reuben Henry (left) and Sam Macneill (second left) won the Scottish Indoor Men's Doubles Championship, with Scott Duncan (second right) winning the Men's Singles. 15 February 2016

It was a Valentine's weekend to remember for our tennis players, with Scottish Indoor Championship wins for each of the three competing scholars.

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Diver Reid excited about Olympic test event

Grace Reid represented Scotland at Glasgow 2014 and is part of GB's diving team in the Rio test event later this month 11 February 2016

University of Edinburgh student Grace Reid jets off to Brazil today to compete in the FINA Diving World Cup, her first senior world level competition taking place at the Rio 2016 Games venue.

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Weekly Report - January 15-19th

Laura Muir won the Scottish National Indoor Championships 800m at the weekend 18 January 2016

Our curling scholars have been flying the Winning Students flag on their own for the last few weeks but some of our other athletes returned this weekend from a winter break.

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