Stirling dominates the podium at BUCS Nationals

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Cassie Wild in swimming pool
Swimming scholar, Cassie Wild, won two golds at the BUCS National Finals weekend in Sheffield.

University of Stirling athletes enjoyed a fruitful British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National finals weekend as they returned from Sheffield with an incredible 25 medals.

The majority of success came in the swimming pool at the BUCS Long Course Championships, where there were double golds for Cassie Wild and Duncan Scott, whilst there were also titles for Scott McLay, Calum Bain, Oliver Carter and the men’s 4x100m freestyle and medley relay teams.

Having also claimed a further eight silver and six bronze medals, the squad finished second overall, with the men’s team finishing second and women’s third in their respective team events.

Out of the pool, there were silver medals in judo for Stirling athletes Rachel Tytler and Rebekah Cranney who put in impressive performances against a high-quality field.

Rachel Tytler competing in judo

Sport and Exercise Science student, Rachel Tytler, claimed silver in judo.

Commenting on the success, David Bond, Head of Performance Sport at the University of Stirling, said: “Another national event has given the opportunity for our athletes and coaches to demonstrate the strength, depth and quality we have at the University across a number of sports.

“Our swimming programme continues to excel, but the weekend also produced a number of noteworthy performances in other sports and I’m especially pleased for Rachel and Rebekah on their medals.”

The University of Stirling currently sits 10th in the overall BUCS Points Standings which is based on performances and points earned across all sports throughout the year.

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