Hall of fame

Our Sports Hall of Fame recognises and rewards those whose athletic endeavours and achievements have brought honour to the University.


Catriona Matthew Athlete: Catriona Matthew

LPGA Tour golfer Catriona Matthew (nee Lambert) is undoubtedly the best female Scottish golfer of her generation. A student at Stirling from 1986-1991, Catriona graduated with a BA Hons in Finance.

She won just about every honour available to an amateur golfer, including the British Ladies Amateur Championship. She also represented GB&I in the Curtis Cup whilst a student in 1988.

Her professional career has seen her break the £3 million barrier in prize money, represent Europe in four Solheim Cups and in 2009 she made history as the first British woman to win a major, winning the British Open.

Gordon Sherry Athlete: Gordon Sherry

Golfer Gordon Sherry graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry in 1995. In the same year, he won the British Amateur Championship which helped to secure his place in the 1995 Walker Cup team. There, he produced two victories over Tiger Woods.

The following year, he competed as an amateur in the US Masters and the British Open and finished fourth in the Scottish Open. He turned professional in 1996 and joined the European Tour. He is now developing a strong reputation as a golf coach. 

Susan Egelstaff Athlete: Susan Egelstaff

Graduating in 2006 with a BA Hons in Psychology & Sports Studies, Susan Egesltaff (nee Hughes) has represented Scotland in badminton at every level and won the Scottish National Ladies Singles title in 2005.

She holds two major championship medals, gaining a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games and a 2002 Commonwealth Games Team Bronze medal. She has won four European titles and is currently ranked No. 21 in the world in women's singles.

John Chillas Coach: John Chillas

The University's Head Golf Coach for more than 20 years, John Chillas made a significant contribution to the recruitment and development of student golfers and helped promote the Scheme throughout Europe during this period.

John has helped a number of students break through to the professional ranks including Solheim Cup players Catriona Matthew and Maria Hjorth.

John has also combined coaching with a successful playing career, representing GB&I in five PGA Cups, winning the Scottish PGA Championship twice and competing on the European Seniors Tour.

Colin Dalgleish Lifetime Contribution to Sport: Colin Dalgleish

Colin Dalgleish was the first recipient of a sports scholarship from the University of Stirling in 1981. His record included winning the Scottish Amateur Championship in 1981 and representing GB&I in the 1982 Walker Cup.

He won 11 Scottish caps and was non-playing captain of the Scottish team between 1993-1996, leading Scotland to European Championship success during this period. Colin has since acted as captain to the GB&I team competing in several Walker Cups.

He is managing director for the highly successful Helensburgh-based golf travel company, Perry Golf.

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