Grey named University of Bath’s Sports Personality
Swimmer Kate Grey was named winner of the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award at the annual Blues Awards ceremony.
Grey, a Coach Education and Sports Development student at the University, beat off a strong challenge from judo player Tom Reed (Business Administration) and netballer Amanda Trounce (Pharmacy) in a poll of members of the student Sports Association to win the Award.
It is the second successive year that a Paralympic athlete has collected the Sports Personality Award following track athlete Ben Rushgrove’s success last year.
Grey said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award, especially as it’s voted for by the student body. The fact that the University of Bath is such a high performing university for sport makes it all the more special.”
The annual Blues Awards ceremony celebrates the sporting success of University of Bath students. The Awards went to student athletes from a wide range of sports highlighting the breadth of sporting talent at the University.
The Blues Awards are jointly organised by the Sports Association, Students’ Union and Department of Sports Development at the University of Bath.
Among those attending the 2010 Blues Awards ceremony were Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, and Professor Kevin Edge, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.
They were joined by Phil Lane, Chief Executive of ParalympicsGB, and David Sparkes, Chief Executive of British Swimming, as well as Councillor Bryan Chalker, Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council and Councillor Colin Barrett, the Mayor of Bath.
List of awards winners
Sports Personality of the Year: Kate Grey (swimming)
Nominees: Tom Reed (judo) & Amanda Trounce (netball)
BUCS team of the year: ladies clay pigeon shooting 1sts, judo, karate
Club of the Year: Mountaineering Club
2nd: Kickboxing Club 3rd: Karate Club
Santander Outstanding Sportsman Freshers of the Year: Jonny Kinder (hockey) & Jamie Barrow (snowboarding)
Santander Outstanding Sportswoman Fresher of the Year: Lizzie Smith (volleyball)
Gethin John Bevan Club Member of the Year: Kimberly Jones (karate & riding)
David Vandelinde Award: Mia Ritchie (netball)
Tugendhat Trophy for Sporting Endeavour: Leanne Studley (netball & volleyball)
Ivor Powell Award for Excellence in Coaching: Pete Bush (badminton)
Martyn Hedges Award: Ged Roddy (former Director of Sport)
Table tennis: Jonathan Pearson, Thomas Johnston
Tennis: Alex Robinson, Catherine Darby, James Mott, Jonathan East, Richard Abbott
Trampolining: Ross Woodrow
Ultimate Frisbee: Andrew Thornton, Benjamin Groombridge, Michael Chart.
Volleyball: Marina Kramer
Water polo: Simon Potticary