Road to Rio

1 Jul 2016

UNSW has a proud history of student-athletes and Alumni being selected to represent Australia in the summer and winter Olympics.

Current students that are selected for the Olympic or Paralympic team will be offered a special “UNSW Olympian Award” by the DVCE to acknowledge their achievements as elite athletes.

The following UNSW students and graduates are on their way to Rio:

Current  Students - Ben Lexcen Scholars:

Henry Hutchison - Rugby 7s

Nathan Power - Water Polo

Prue Watt - Swimming (4th Paralympics)

Current Students - Elite Athlete Program Scholars:

Madeline Hills (nee Heiner) - Athletics 5000m

Colin Cheng - Sailing (representing Singapore, 2nd Olympics)

Alumni -Ben Lexcen Scholars:

Lisa Darmanin - Sailing

Selma Kajan - Athletics (800m)

Johnno Cotterill - Water Polo

Alex Lissey (nee Green) - Para Cycling

UNSW Club Members:

Richie Campbell - Water Polo (AUS Captain)

Joel Dennerley - Water Polo

Jarrod Gilchrist - Water Polo

Bronwen Knox - Water Polo (AUS Captain)

Miranda Gambelli - Judo

Photo: Nathan Power – 2016 - Lexcen Scholar and Olympian (Water Polo)