Lammie, 24, from Stranraer, who studied Sport and Exercise Science while a scholar at the University, said: “It feels great to be selected for the Winter Olympics – it’s the result of lots of years of hard work and I feel very proud of this achievement. The Winter Olympics is the pinnacle of our sport – and I’m really looking forward to getting there and feeling that pressure.
“The support from the University has been very important in the lead up to the Olympic Games. It allowed me to graduate a couple of years ago and gave me the opportunity to become a full-time curler, with a degree behind me.”
Smith, from Guildtown near Perth, graduated with a BA Psychology from Stirling last year. The 23-year-old, who is the daughter of 1991 world champion David Smith, said: “It feels absolutely amazing to be selected to represent Team GB. We just want to make the most of it and do as well as we can.”
The Winter Olympics runs from Friday 4 February until Sunday 20 February. The men’s curling competition gets under way on Wednesday 9 February and the women’s on Thursday 10 February.
Cathy Gallagher, Executive Director of Sport at the University of Stirling, said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Ross, Mili and Bobby following their selection for Team GB at the Winter Olympics. We’re incredibly proud of all that they have achieved in their curling careers so far – and look forward to cheering them on over the next few weeks.
“The success of Ross, Mili and Bobby reflects the comprehensive sports scholarship that the University has in place for our high-performance athletes, as well as the effective partnerships with governing bodies, including British Curling.”
The selection comes just months after six University of Stirling athletes travelled to last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo – returning with five medals. Duncan Scott made history by winning a record four medals to become the most successful British Olympian at a single Games, while fellow Stirling swimmer Kathleen Dawson won gold in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay. Both athletes were made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours list, in recognition of their success.
The Team GB swim team in Tokyo also included Stirling’s Ross Murdoch, Aimee Willmott and Cassie Wild, while fellow sports scholar Gabriella Wood became the first woman – and second person ever – to represent Trinidad and Tobago in judo at the Olympics. Stirling student Ben Rowlings also competed in Japan – representing Team GB in wheelchair racing at the Paralympics.
The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, and its performance programmes offer world-class coaching, training, competition, and funding support to athletes – enabling them to excel in their sport while studying.