Melbourne University Sport has awarded sports scholarships to its most competitive athletes, several of who are seasoned Olympians.
The scholarships provide assistance for athletes to train and receive coaching and physiotherapy at the University’s sports facilities, and also support athletes to attend high level competitions in their sport.
Beijing Olympic silver medalists James Marburg (Law) and Cameron McKenzie-McHarg (Finance) are amongst the 16 High Performance Scholarships announced by MU Sport for 2012.
Marburg and McKenzie-McHarg join MU Boat Club and Australian senior rowers Josh Booth (Science), Tom Larkins (Architecture) and Alice McNamara (Medicine) as the University’s best-supported elite athletes.
Vancouver ski cross Winter Olympian Katya Crema (Architecture) and Paralympic skier Mitch Gourley (Commerce), along with Australian skier Anton Grimus are also High Performance scholarship recipients.
Athens Olympian and multiple world champion Marieke Guehrer (Arts) and fellow swimmers Grace Loh (Commerce), Samantha Marshall (Science) and Jessica Morrison (Commerce) are also part of the High Performance cohort.
The final members of the 16 are Beijing Paralympic wheelchair basketball gold medalist Dylan Alcott (Commerce), Beijing table tennis Olympian Kyle Davis (Arts), world championship sailor Sam Kivell (Engineering) and Australian women’s cricketer Annie-Rose Maloney (Environments).
High Performance Scholarship reci- pients each receive a cash payment of $1,500 from the MU Sport’s scholarship trust along with support to represent the University at the Australian University Games or Championship in their sport.
Fitness membership and physiotherapy services are also provided. Athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in the Elite Athletes in Schools program as part of MU Sport’s joint initiative with the Office of Admissions.
Other scholarships awarded include eight Friends of the Sports Association scholarships for emerging elite athletes and 65 Winged Victory scholarships to support individuals at the Australian University Games and Championships.
More information on the University’s Elite Athlete Program: