Monash student selected to represent Australia at the World University Orienteering Championships

Monash University Physiotherapy student, Brodie Nankervis, has been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 World University Orienteering Championships.

The World University Orienteering Championships will take place from the 30th of July until the 4th of August in Miskolc, Hungary.

Brodie will be one of five Orienteers representing Australia in the Men's division. Brodie has represented Australia on numerous occasions. As of June 2015 he was ranked 112th in the World for Sprint Orienteering.

Brodie has been a member of Monash University's Elite Athlete Program since 2013, and has represented Monash University at the last four consecutive Australian University Orienteering Championships. The Gold Medal has agonisingly alluded Brodie in all attempts, he finished in second place in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Learn more about Brodie in his Elite Athlete Profile below:

Elite Student Athlete Profile: Brodie Nankervis

Sport: Orienteering
Faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Proudest sporting achievement to date: Three top 20 places at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria in 2014.
Ambitions: To achieve top 20 at the World Orienteering Championships
When did you start competing? 2008
What got you started competing? Development program with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport
Who was your favourite athlete growing up? Steve Moneghetti
Would you prefer to be the underdog or the favourite? Underdog
Before a competition I always... Tie my shoelaces at least twice
When I’m not at uni, competing or training I am... Travelling the world

To find out more about the FISU World University Orienteering Championships, check out the Championships Website.

Congrats Brodie and good luck in Hungary! #MonashPride #WeAreMonash

2016 SUG Success

The 2016 Southern University Games were a huge success for Monash. Monash entered teams in 7 sports, and won 5 Overall Pennants. We dominated the Cross Country, Table Tennis and Squash events, winning Golds and the Overall Team Pennants in all.

2016 saw history being made, with the first e-sport event being held at a University Games competition. Monash University are very proud to be the inaugural Southern University Games League of Legends Champions! The Monash University team had to battle it out against 8 other teams from Monash just to represent us at the competition. The fierce competition within Monash itself and the team's preparation paid off though as we won the Overall Championship. Winning SUG means that the Monash team are now into the Nationals. A great feat!

Cross Country Gold Medallist Toby O'Brien
We had amazing results in the Individual Cross Country event, with our athletics Team Organiser Toby O'Brien winning Gold for the second consecutive year.

Monash students finished 1st, 2nd, & 4th in the Men's Individual Race, and 2nd & 3rd in the Women's Individual Race.

In the Cross Country relays the Monash Men's team finished first by over six and a half minutes.

More extraordinary, in the Women's relay Monash teams finished 1st and 2nd. The two Monash teams battled it out to see who would finish first and ended up finishing just 43 seconds apart after running for over 50 minutes.

The 2016 SUG Monash Cross Country Team - Men's and Women's Overall Champions

Table Tennis Gold Medallist Sam Lim
Monash University was crowned Overall Table Tennis Champions. Our amazing team result showed the depth of our squad.

Incredible individual performances were also seen in our team. Two Monash students competed in the Semi Finals, unfortunately against each other.

Scott Gilmour went into the match undefeated whilst Sam Lim had been beaten only once by another Monash student on his way to the Semi's. Sam ended up winning the Semi in a tight 5 setter.

Sam went on to win his Grand Final match and took home the Gold Medal, and Scott won his Bronze Medal match.

The 2016 SUG Monash Table Tennis Team - Overall Champions

The Men's Squash Championship was also taken out by Monash University, after fantastic team and individual performances.

Harshil Singh won the Gold Medal Match and went through the whole competition undefeated.

Team Organiser Nicholas Gibbs also won the Bronze Medal.

The 2016 SUG Monash Squash Team - Overall Champions

Congratulations to RMIT on the overall win, and to Victoria University for hosting the games.

Fantastic results all around. Great job Team!

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