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Medals galore at top University competition

80 University of Tasmania students competed at Unisport Division One Nationals

Unisport Nationals Division One is an opportunity for Universities all around Australia to compete against each other for top position and bragging rights. An extremely strong competition that includes the best of the best in each sport.

“The quality of sailing teams had definitely stepped up with two of last year’s finalists finishing deep in the results. Our team thoroughly enjoyed their time away, building a real solid team friendship and bond. We showed great team spirit and enthusiasm by supporting other teams where time allowed and invited other teams to socialise and encouraged making new friends wherever possible." – Oliver Burnell, Sailing

This year the University of Tasmania competed with their strongest team yet, led by  Team Captains, Jack Hudson and Sarah Ashlin.

Check out the STATS:

80 students, 30 of which are recognised as Elite Athletes - 9 support staff including student managers and coaches - 9 teams in total who represented in 8 different sports.

With a team this committed, UTAS was bound to come out on top with the goods. Here is how we did on the podium:


  • Rowing, Women’s Double (Sarah Ashlin, Eleni Kalimnios)


  • Squash
    • Men’s Singles (Jack Hudson)
    • Women’s Singles (Grace Pattison)
    • Team event (Grace Pattison, Jamie Pattison, Jack Hudson)
  • Rowing
    • Women’s Single (Eleni Kalimnios)
    • Women’s Lightweight Single (Kate Hall)


  • Sailing team event (Oliver Burnell, Tom Quigley, Simone Wood, Josh Ragg, Toby Burnell, Brendan Crisp, Adam Lavis, Finlay Crisp)
  • Rowing, Men’s Lightweight four (Ben Lim, Hamish Johnston, Sam Casey, Connor Ryan)

A shout out to the Hockey and Rugby 7’s women’s teams who both worked hard all week to play off for bronze, just falling short in the end. Rowing also put on a strong show with representation in 11 finals all up…. What an effort!!!

Honourable mentions go to our other teams, Futsal men (8th), Table Tennis men (9th) and Rugby 7’s men (10th) for giving it their all in the week-long grueling competition. Our teams were plagued with injuries but still managed to push their competitors all the way to the end.

Published on: 08 Oct 2019 11:49am