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Monash Student in National Men's University Water Polo Team

Monash student Christopher Perrott represented Australia in the Men’s Water Polo at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea. The Men’s UniRoos Water Polo team finished 7th overall, after only losing three of their nine matches. 
The team's ability was never in doubt after drawing with the eventual Gold Medallist's, Hungary, and beating the Silver Medallist's, Italy, in the group stage. The team fell just short of  a semi-final birth by losing to Serbia 8-10 in the quarterfinals.

Chris said, “We were happy with how we played as a team for most games. We had some really good results.”

Coming 7th in a tournament with such incredible competition really is an exceptional achievement.
"We are very proud to have our students, like Chris, participating at the world class level. Monash University is very pleased that it can continue to support them to compete in tournaments like the World University Games," said TeamMONASH Director Martin Doulton

Water Polo Penalty Success in Gold Medal Match at World University Games

One of the four gold medals won by Australia at the World University Games in Korea this month was by the Women’s Water Polo team. The Women’s Water Polo team was coached by Monash Graduate and Hall of Fame Inductee, Edward Denis. Eddie was the second inductee into Monash University’s Illustrious Sport Hall of Fame in 2000. He graduated from Monash University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Engineering and with a Masters of Engineering in 1996. This was Eddie’s sixth World University Games tournament, having competed in three as a player and three as a coach. This tournament marks his first Gold Medal.
The Women’s team finished the tournament undefeated, after being the top qualifiers from Group B. In the Gold Medal match against Canada, the game reached full time with scores tied at 3-3, meaning that a penalty shootout was needed to separate the two teams. The final score was 6-3, after Australia scored all three of their penalties and Canada converted none.

Eddie jumping into the pool to celebrate winning the gold medal
As a player in his own right, Eddie was a member of the Men’s 2000 Olympic Games team and won the Bronze Medal at the 1993 World Cup before turning his focus on coaching. He is also the Assistant Coach of the Australian Women’s Water Polo team, having helped them to Bronze Medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

The Australian UniRoos Women's Water Polo Team

Australia’s position now, as the Women’s World University Water Polo Champions, is a very enviable one. We congratulate the student’s and coaches on their incredible tournament. 

SUG Recap

From 5-9 July more than 1800 students athletes across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia headed down to Adelaide to compete in the Southern University Games (SUG).

Since it's inception in 1991 the SUGs have been renowned for providing a friendly but competitive environment for student athletes from all over Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Despite the dreary weather, students turned up ready to play and had some fantastic results in the Southern Uni Games taking home one of the top three spots in nearly every sport we participated in.

Monash took home first place spots in their men's hockey team and men's cross country.

We also took second place wins in men's Futsal, men's Squash, women's Futsal, Mixed Touch as well as Ultimate Frisbee and ranked third in Lawn Bowls.

The Southern University Games has been a fantastic start to the University Games calendar for 2015 and we hope our teams are just as successful at the Australian University Games later this year (September 27 - October 2).

World University Games Results

From 3-14 July students from across Australia have been competing in the World University Games in Gwanju, Korea.

The World University Games is the second biggest multi-sporting event behind the Olympic Games and it is a massive achievement to be selected to compete. Four Monash students were selected to represent Australia at the World University Games.

Nneka Okpala competed in the Women's Triple Jump and came 8th overall after qualifying 6th for the final.

Aimee Clydesdale was in the Women's Basketball team that came 5th. The team only lost one of their six games throughout the entire tournament to Japan in the Quarter Finals.

Christopher Perrot was in the Men's Water Polo team who ranked 7th in the World University Games.

Ann-Louise Slee represented Australia in the Badminton team and competed in mixed doubles, women's doubles and the individual Australian teams. The Australian team ranked 21st, while her partnership of Slee/Tam in the Women's doubles came 27th and her partnership of Slee/Vuong in the mixed doubles came 24th.

An additional mention has to be made for Edward Denis - the coach of the Australian Women's Water Polo team that won one of the four Gold Medals Australia received in the tournament. Edward is a Monash graduate and inductee in Monash University's Sport Hall of Fame.

We're incredibly proud of all of our student athletes achievements from World University Games and are excited to see their progression!

Monash AUG Rugby 7's Team Smashing Success

The Monash AUG Rugby Team has been playing in the Victorian Rugby Union sponsored Intervarsity Rugby 7's Competition.

The Intervarsity rugby challenge is brought forward by the Melbourne Rebels in conjunction with Australian University Sport.
The competition runs over five weeks, beginning Wednesday July 15 and concluding on Wednesday August 12 with each team playing two matches every Wednesday and facing off against each other twice.

So far the team are 4-0 having won all of their matches from the first two weeks with flying colours!

Monash Student and Australian Opal's Success at World University Games

Monash student and basketballer Aimie Clydesdale has just returned from representing Australia at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea last week. The World University Games is the second biggest multi-sporting event in the world, behind the Olympic Games.

Aimie was one of the four Monash students competing at the World University Games this year, and is currently studying a double degree of Education and Science.
The Australian Women’s University Basketball team – ‘The Emerging Opals’ – came 5th behind the USA, Canada, Russia and Japan. Having lost only one game for the tournament, the Emerging Opals’ results throughout the competition were very impressive. Beating Uganda 128-31, Brazil 85-40, and Chinese Taipei 77-62, the Emerging Opals won every game in the Group stage making them the top Qualifiers in Group D. However, the team then lost to Japan in the Quarterfinals 71-83 dashing their chances of winning a medal. The team regrouped though and managed to win their next two games against Hungary 75-58 and the Czech Republic 56-51 to secure 5th place. Aimie’s performances throughout the tournament were especially notable, with her consistency and scoring ability being lauded most.

Continuing on from her success at the World University Games, Aimie has also been chosen in the Australian Opals team this month. The Opals are playing a three-game series against Japan next week, before vying for automatic qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio against our Trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand.
“We are delighted to see Aimie progress to the national squad on the back of some amazing performances in the Dandenong Rangers WNBL team and for the Australian UniRoos. It takes a special person to be able to combine both study and sport at the highest level, and Aimie is one of those special people,” said TeamMONASH Director Martin Doulton.
Being chosen to represent Australia on the world stage is an amazing achievement, and we wish Aimie all the best in her coming tournaments.

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