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Maia makes her mark in spell of success for Stirling athletes

Maia Lumsden’s first WTA tour win was a highlight in an impressive series of performances by University of Stirling athletes.Check out the latest sporting headlines.

Maia Lumsden tennis player hitting backhand shot

MacGarvie Rules at St Andrews

University of Stirling golfer Hazel MacGarvie claimed the biggest victory of her career this weekend as she won the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.

Hazel MacGarvie sitting on the Swilken Bridge with the St Rule Trophy at the Old Course, St Andrews

Stirling athletes nominated for Unsung Hero campaign

Six University of Stirling athletes have been recognised as part of the inaugural Watermans Unsung Sporting Hero campaign which celebrates personalities making their mark across the sporting landscape.

Tennis player Maia Lumsden hitting backhand shot

Back-to-back British titles for Stirling golfers

The University of Stirling’s golf team retained the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Team Championship this past week after a dominant performance against the University of the Highlands and Islands.

The winning University of Stirling golf team with the BUCS Championship trophy

Sweet sixteen for Stirling swimmers at British Champs

The University of Stirling’s high performance swimmers underlined their world-class credentials this past week after winning sixteen medals at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

Duncan Scott with 200m freestyle gold medal

University and County kick-off Super 6 rugby partnership

The University of Stirling has announced an enhanced partnership with Stirling County RFC in support of the city’s new Super 6 rugby franchise.

Professor Gerry McCormac and Cathy Gallagher with Stirling County Rugby Club representatitves

Stirling fencers show their metal to claim BUCS Trophy

The University of Stirling women’s fencing team made history this past week as they defeated Cardiff University to win the BUCS Trophy.

Women's Fencing team with BUCS Trophy

Barcelona trip for Stirling women’s football captain

The captain of the University of Stirling women’s football team has travelled to Barcelona to participate in a new initiative supporting female sporting and professional talent.

Santander trip to Barcelona

£20m sports facility transformation set for next stage

The £20 million transformation of the University of Stirling’s sports facilities has reached a major milestone this week as it prepares for the commencement of building works.

University of Stirling and Morrison Construction representatives on construction site of new sports centre

World Uni Games bronze for Stirling curler

University of Stirling curling scholar Ross Whyte enjoyed a successful World University Winter Games as he inspired Team GB’s men’s team to a bronze medal.

Ross Whyte with curling teammates on podium at World University Winter Games

Curler flying GB flag at World Uni Winter Games

First-year curling scholar Ross Whyte enjoyed a memorable opening ceremony at the World University Winter Games in Russia - after being selected as Team GB’s flag-bearer.

Ross Whyte leads out Team GB at World University Winter Games

From Ben Nevis to Downing Street: Student’s charitable work recognised

The charitable work of University of Stirling student and sports scholar Cameron Main has been recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May at a celebratory Downing Street Burns Supper.

Cameron Main (far right) with Douglas Ross MP and Prime Minister, Theresa May

Stirling dominates the podium at BUCS Nationals

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.

Cassie Wild in swimming pool

Scottish Champs success for Stirling curlers

Three University of Stirling curling scholars will represent Scotland at the World Championships next month after winning their respective Scottish titles this past weekend.

Team Jackson with women's Scottish Curling Championships trophy

Four Stirling rugby players selected for national squad

Four University of Stirling athletes have been named in the Scottish Student Rugby squad that will take on Ireland this weekend.


Stirling student on the podium at Welsh skiing champs

University of Stirling sports scholar Nicole Ritchie produced a brilliant performance at the International Welsh Alpine Ski Championships earlier this week.

Nicole Ritchie skiing through gates

Six Stirling footballers selected for Scotland squad

Six student footballers from the University of Stirling are celebrating after being chosen to represent Scotland in upcoming international matches.

Stirling University footballers

Stirling trio take to the ice for World University Winter Games

Three University of Stirling students will compete at the highest level of student sport next month after being named in the GB squad for the 29th World University Winter Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Sophie Jackson throwing curling stone

University relics discovered in sports centre time capsule

Sporting relics, old photographs and a bottle of whisky – all dating back 50 years – are among a treasure trove of items discovered within a time capsule at the University of Stirling.

Time capsule

Swim stars dominate at national short course champs

The University of Stirling’s swimming team lived up to its reputation this past weekend as it claimed 50 medals at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.

Scott McLay in pool at Scottish Swimming Champs

University tennis scholar selected for French competition

University of Stirling student Maia Lumsden has be selected to compete in the Master’U Paribas Tennis event in France this weekend.

head shot of female tennis player on indoor court

Judy Murray and Duncan Scott among hundreds of fans at University cup tie

Judy Murray and Olympian Duncan Scott joined hundreds of fans in cheering on University of Stirling footballers as they took on Elgin City in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Judy Murray with her father Roy Erskine

Swimming star Duncan Scott scoops another top award

The University of Stirling’s Olympic and Commonwealth star Duncan Scott is celebrating after being crowned Swimming Athlete of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Duncan Scott with several medals

University of Stirling footballers bid to make history in Scottish Cup

Student footballers from the University of Stirling are aiming to make history this weekend as they take on Elgin City in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Chris Geddes

Golf star Nicola joins scholarship programme

English golfer Nicola Slater hopes to tee up a bright future in the sport after joining the University's renowned golf scholarship programme.

Nicola Slater crouching down, lining up a putt on golf green

Stirling students celebrate alongside Olympic curler at Inverness graduation

Olympic curler Eve Muirhead joined students at the University of Stirling’s graduation ceremony in Inverness today.

procession of people in graduate robes outside Inverness cathedral

Titles, trophies and national call-ups for Stirling athletes

University of Stirling athletes and coaches have enjoyed a strong spell of positive results and recognition – racking up several impressive victories and awards. Read our latest sporting headlines.

Nicola Slater with Stirling International golf trophy

Stirling duo recognised at Team Scotland Awards

University of Stirling swimmer and World, Commonwealth and European champion Duncan Scott – and coach Steven Tigg – were celebrating last night after scooping top prizes at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards.

Duncan Scott and Steven Tigg with Team Scotland Awards

Stirling’s sporting success celebrated in parliamentary debate

MSPs have marked the 10th anniversary of Stirling’s designation as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence with a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Stirling celebrates 10 years as Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.

MSPs celebrate Stirling’s decade at the top of Scottish sport

The Scottish Parliament has recognised the tenth anniversary of Stirling’s designation as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

Duncan Scott swimming backstroke in water

University’s defibrillator initiative recognised by MSPs

The University of Stirling’s decision to introduce 11 new defibrillators to campus – taking the total number to 20 – has been celebrated by politicians at Holyrood.

Scottish Parliament

Scott secures golden hat-trick at Euros

University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott rounded off his European Championships with another gold medal after helping the British men’s 4x100m medley relay team secure victory in Glasgow.

Duncan Scott celebrates with GB teammates on podium

Athletes assemble for Special Olympics Anniversary Games

More than 1400 athletes from across Europe will converge on campus this weekend as they get set to compete in the Special Olympics GB Anniversary Games.

Special Olympics male athlete doing high jump

Scott strikes gold again at Euros

Stirling swim star, Duncan Scott, enhanced his burgeoning reputation last night as he claimed another gold in the 200m freestyle at the European Championships in Glasgow.

Duncan Scott with gold medal at European Championships

Swimmers make a splash at opening weekend of Euro Champs

University of Stirling athletes made the perfect start to their European Championships as they claimed three medals across the opening weekend in Glasgow.

Duncan Scott waving on podium at European Championships

Stirling athletes set for first ever Euro Champs

A group of Stirling athletes are set to compete for Team GB at the inaugural European Championships which take place over the coming week in Glasgow.

Duncan Scott swimming backstroke in water

Cardiac arrest survivor welcomes 11 new defibrillators to Stirling campus

A cardiac arrest survivor has praised University of Stirling staff who used a defibrillator to save his life – and has revealed his “absolute delight” at 11 new medical devices being introduced to campus.

Eilidh Watson, Finlay Richardson, Gareth Allan with new defibrillators

Gold Coast stars toasted at celebratory reception

A celebratory reception was held this past week to recognise the achievements of the University of Stirling’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes.

Gold Coast students

Stirling to help shape tennis stars of the future

The University of Stirling is to host one of the UK’s leading tennis pathway programmes. Tennis Scotland at Stirling was named one of two National Academies, as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) 10-year Performance Strategy for British Tennis.

University of Stirling's tennis hall

Green light for £20m sports facility transformation

A £20 million transformation of the University of Stirling’s sports facilities has been given the green light.

UofS Sports Centre CGI June 2018

A 15-minute ‘Daily Mile’ could enhance children’s health

Policymakers should consider introducing The Daily Mile to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world, according to new research led by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

Daily mile participants

Heroes’ welcome for returning Gold Coast stars

The University of Stirling’s top athletes have been given a heroes’ welcome on their return to campus after starring at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

An image of Duncan Scott

BUCS brilliance from Stirling athletes

Following swimming and triathlon glory at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the University of Stirling’s athletes continue to deliver as its golfers and tennis players claimed British titles over the past week amongst other successes.

BUCS golf team champions

Scott takes Stirling’s final Gold Coast medal tally to eleven

Record-breaking swimming sensation Duncan Scott brought down the curtain on his spectacular Commonwealth Games display with a sixth – and the University of Stirling’s eleventh – medal of the competition.

Duncan Scott with several medals

Historic Commonwealth Gold Medal for Stirling’s Duncan Scott

The University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott has become Scotland’s most decorated swimmer at a single Commonwealth Games, adding to his earlier haul of three bronze medals by winning gold and bronze in the 100m Freestyle and 4x200m Freestyle.

Duncan Scott

Stirling celebrates more success at Commonwealth Games

The University of Stirling's swimmer Duncan Scott has claimed his first ever individual Commonwealth Games medal, taking bronze in the 200m freestyle final on the Gold Coast.

Duncan Scott

Stirling’s Willmott takes gold at Commonwealth Games

University of Stirling swimmer Aimee Willmott landed England’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a dramatic win in the 400m individual medley final.

Gold Coast surf board image

Stirling cleans up at the Scottish Student Golf Championships

University of Stirling golfers are celebrating after triumphing across all events at the 96th Scottish Student Championships.

An image of a golf tee and club

Dumbbells and degrees: University of Stirling Sport launches strength and conditioning internship programme

University of Stirling Sport has announced an exciting new student development initiative with the launch of its new Strength and Conditioning Internship Programme.

Student interns

Farewell for Stirling swimmers heading for the Gold Coast

Nine swimmers from the University of Stirling have bid farewell to campus as they prepare to jet off to Australia ahead of next month’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Aimee Willmott and others