With over 600 Monash University students, playing in over 30 sports, across six days, the 2014 Australian University Games ended with Monash taking home the bronze medal.
Monash and Melbourne University battled it out for second and third place, with Melbourne University just getting in front of Monash by one gold medal.
Director of TeamMONASH, Martin Doulton praised the effort of all the athletes who represented Monash this year.
“It is outstanding to see over 600 students represent Monash so passionately. Placing third is a fantastic effort and we are extremely proud of all the athletes,” Mr Doulton said.
Monash won seven gold medals in women’s basketball, women’s beach volleyball, women’s netball, men’s and women’s taekwondo, and women’s softball. Monash also took home 10 silver, and eight bronze medals.
TeamMONASH™ athletes were awarded a staggering 45 green and gold nominations. The green and gold merit awards are selected to acknowledge, recognise and reward outstanding performances by individual athletes on the day.
Mr Doulton is looking forward to the 2015 Australian University Games,
whereTeamMONASH™ will have the chance to take on their archrivals for a re-run.
“We will come back better and stronger for the 2015 Australian University Games,” Mr Doulton said.
TeamMONASH would like to thank all the athletes, volunteers and staff who assisted during the week, and look forward to Australian University Games 2015.
The University of Sydney took home the overall championship with seventeen gold medals at the games.