A team of 160 students represented Murdoch University at the annual University Games in Adelaide at the end of September, winning a number of medals and a cup for men’s rowing.
With an overall placing of 26th out of 42 universities, Team Murdoch also came away with golds in the men’s basketball, the men’s fencing and the men’s rowing and a silver in the mixed netball.
Six athletes were also selected for the Green and Gold teams, which honour the best performing competitors over the course of the games in particular sports.
Adrian Fisher, Manager of Sport and Recreation, said the students represented Murdoch with pride and competed hard each day.
“It was a very enjoyable event and our students gained a lot from the experience,” he said.
“As well as taking full advantage of the chance to compete against some top level athletes, the students took advantage of the action-packed, week-long social program.
“This included raising $1000 for the Smith Family Foundation by asking people to donate a gold coin to have their picture taken with our new mascot Victor the Viking.
“This is a charity which helps disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education so we were very happy we managed to raise so much.”
Around 6000 athletes competed in 28 different sports in this year’s Games with the University of Melbourne being named as overall champions.