Team UWS celebrate medal haul achieved from the Australian University Games
Oct 13, 2014 by Tyler Ravenwood
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) made its mark on the 2014 Australian University Games (AUGs) held in Sydney by winning an impressive eight medals along with five students receiving Green and Gold status.
Over 7,100 participants from 42 universities across Australia attended this year’s competition from the 28 September to 3 October 2014.
At this event, Team UWS was represented by 190 students that competed in 18 sports.
In the individual events, swimming sensation Trent Abbott earned Gold in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke and also a Silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke. Also in the pool, talented swimmer Aaron Morelli won Bronze in the Men’s 400m Freestyle. Outside of the water, Yasenaca Denicauca won Silver in the Women's Hammer Throw; Rohulla Masih Tamas won Silver in the Males Black Belt 80+kgs category; and Clayton Navarro won Bronze in the Males Black Belt 74-80kgs category.
In the team events, Zachary Amos, Jack Bangel, Jonathan Mclennan and Evan Clothier combined to win Silver in the Men's 4 x 400 Athletics Relay; and Ben Pearce, Vasilis Sievas, Nathan Pevey, Jason Raftry, Vince Romeo, Allan Rousell and Kurtis Tor as part of the UWS Ten Pin Bowling team won Bronze in the Division 1 Ten Pin Bowling competition. A key contributor to the Ten Pin Bowling team’s success was Allan Rousell who scored the only perfect 300 score of the competition and the first perfect score in AUG history.
The team also had five athletes recognised in the 2014 AUGs Green and Gold recipients list. These athletes were Kristy Kunovski (Women's Football), Dimitie Whiteman (Women's Football), Toby Williams (Men's Golf), Tahlia McKenzie (Women's Hockey) and Chloe Da Costa (Women's Hockey). This award recognises those listed as the top players in their respective tournaments.
The university is very proud of the dedication, determination, camaraderie and performance on and off the sporting fields of all UWS participants.