CQUni claims gold and bronze medals at Australian UNIGAMES

Published:29 September 2017

The CQUniversity men's touch team took out the gold medal in the grand final during the recent 2017 Aus Uni Games.

CQUniversity has taken out a gold medal and a bronze medal, been crowned a Frisbee champion and had its mascot named as the best in the competition at the 2017 Australian UNIGAMES.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Australian UNIGAMES, which ran from 24-29 September, is the largest multi-sport event for university student-athletes and has attracted more than 8,000 student-athletes from across the country.

The CQUni men’s touch football team took out the gold medal in the Grand Final match on 29 September against QUT. The men's side had previously taken out silver in 205 and 2016.

CQUni's other medal at the games, a bronze, went to Melbourne student Bobur Abdujalilov in Taekwondo.

Meanwhile, CQUni football player Lenny Jenkins won a sponsor prize of $5,000 off his HECS debt for winning a Frisbee competition that saw him have to strategically get it through a small slot of a large piggy bank.

CQUni mascot Birdy McBirdface took out the Mascot Challenge.

Australian University Sport CEO Don Knapp said student experiences were greatly enhanced through participation in sporting activities while studying.

“Events such as the Australian University Games provide student-athletes with the opportunity to pursue a dual career education and sport pathway, in turn contributing to better retention and completion rates for today’s student-athletes enrolled in tertiary education,” Mr Knapp said.

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