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Shortlist announced for the 2014/2015 BUCS Awards 03/06/2015

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the 2014/2015 BUCS Awards.

The Awards recognise outstanding sporting achievements by student athletes in the Higher Education (HE) sector, in addition to the contribution of unsung heroes, coaches and volunteers.

The BUCS Awards were first started in 2008 and with each year, BUCS receives an increasing number of nominations as well as a continued increase in the calibre of nominees. Over 100 nominations are submitted by BUCS member institutions this year, with shortlisted candidates and winners selected by a judging panel headed by BUCS Chief Executive Officer Karen Rothery.

“The standards of performance achieved by individuals and teams and the development of clubs and participation opportunities, for students and by students, is truly impressive,” explained Karen.

“This combined with the input from volunteers, coaches and staff, make HE Sport the success it is today.”

Winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 16th July at the University of Liverpool, in conjunction with the annual BUCS Conference. Awards will be presented by Louise Hazel.

Shortlisted nominees are as follows:

BUCS Sportsman of the Year

Mohamed El Shorbagy Men’s Squash UWE Bristol
Jonny Hay Athletics & Cross Country University of Birmingham
Harry Martin Men’s Hockey University of Nottingham

BUCS Sportswoman of the Year

Lily Owsley Women’s Hockey University of Birmingham
Abbie Scott Women’s Rugby Northumbria University
Aimee Willmott Swimming University of East London

Unsung Hero

Gemma Davies University of Birmingham  
Alex Reilly Royal Holloway  
Krista Van Alten University of Nottingham  

Club of the Year

UCLU Men's Rugby Club
University of Nottingham Futsal Club
Royal Holloway University of London Swimming Club

Kukri “For The Team” Award

Brunel University Futsal 1st Team - Men's
University of Gloucestershire Women's Rugby Union Team
Leeds Beckett University Rugby Union 1st Team

Student Volunteer of the Year

Hannah Crane University of Leeds
Edward Parnell University of Nottingham
Verity Postlethwaite University of Birmingham

Other awards that will also be presented at the BUCS Awards in Liverpool include:

• Most improved university
• BUCS Overall Points: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
• Outstanding contribution to higher education sport. 

For more information on the BUCS conference and Awards dinner, visit the event page.

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