Adelaide wins gold at Southern Uni Games
Friday, 11 July 2003
The University of Adelaide has performed strongly at this year's Southern University Games, winning three gold and three bronze medals.
The Games, held from July 7-10 in Adelaide, featured around 2000 university athletes from South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
The University of Adelaide won gold for women's hockey and women's soccer, with the men winning the rugby union 7s competition.
The university also earned bronze in the women's and men's basketball and in ultimate Frisbee.
Pennants were presented to the winning university teams at a closing ceremony last night at the Clipsal Powerhouse.
"We're very pleased with the University's performance at the games," says University of Adelaide Team Manager Gloria Chester, who is also Executive Officer of the Sports Association and was on the Games Advisory Board.
"Sport is an important part of student life at the University of Adelaide, as it provides many opportunities for students from different areas of study and backgrounds to engage with each other.
"This year's Southern University Games was a great event, and all staff and students should be proud of our University's achievements this week."
In all, the University of Adelaide has qualified 11 teams to go to the Australian University Games in Newcastle in October.
In addition to the strong performance at the Southern University Games, the University of Adelaide has won three gold medals in the Australian Universities Table Tennis Championship, held concurrently with the Games.
The gold went to the men's team, men's doubles and men's singles, with silver in the women's team, women's doubles, mixed doubles and men's singles, and bronze in women's singles. That's eight medals from seven events.
Ms Gloria Chester, Executive Officer, Sports Association: (08) 8303 5403