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Bond caps off outstanding year of sports with AUS Champions award

Bond University has been named the per capita champions for 2013 by Australian University Sport (AUS).

This coveted award is given to the university who has excelled in championship results, taking into consideration their student population.

Australian University Sport hosts 62 championship competitions across the year, with a number of these championships being held in one multi-sport event – the Australian University Games. Bond was a host venue for this year’s AUG here on the Gold Coast in October.

Team Bond not only had its strongest result ever in the AUG event, taking out the Games’ per capita trophy, but also in other championship events including triathlons, distance running and rowing.

AUS National Programs Manager, Donna Spethman, said the per capita champion was a well sought after award on the university sporting calendar.

“Bond University has continued to shine with consistent top ten results in championships,” Ms Spethman said.

“This is no doubt attributed to their students desire to achieve their best for the university as well as their elite athlete program,” she said.

Bond Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Brailsford, congratulated Bond’s athletes on an outstanding year of sporting achievements. 

“This award tops off what has been an incredible year of athletic achievements for our student athletes - including Olympic Gold medallist and World Sailor of the Year, Mat Belcher and AUG Gold medallist swimmer, Amy Levings - our many sporting teams and the University as a whole,” Professor Brailsford said.

“We may be small in size, but this award cements Bond’s position as the best performing sports university in the country, which is something we should all be very proud of.”

Bond’s unique integration of sports science, world class infrastructure, academic excellence, sporting excellence and partnerships is focal to the university’s reputation as a key provider of pathways for Australian elite athletes to discover national and international success.

Bond University will receive the per capita champion award at the AUS national conference in Sydney in 2014.


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