17 April 2018
After incredible performances at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, our USC athletes have come away with 12 medals between them, winning 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze in the swimming pool, on the cycling track and on the netball court.
Why USC has plenty to cheer about
The University of the Sunshine Coast cheered on 17 of its athletes since the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games kicked off in the first week of April.
Nine of the athletes who competed are USC Spartans Swimming Club members, four are from the Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team, three are cyclists from the USC-based Australian Cycling Academy, and one is a USC student who trains at the Pelican Waters Caloundra Swimming Club.
About High Performance Sport at USC
The competitors included students who are studying degrees ranging from Animal Ecology to Sport and Exercise Science, and who receive ongoing support from the University’s High Performance Student Athlete program.
Their preparations for the Games took place at the University’s world-class sporting precinct, which has also been a training venue for teams from Wales and Scotland and for other local representatives. USC’s focus on becoming a high-performance sports hub in recent years has played a key role in attracting these athletes, who competed in almost 40 events across three sports – swimming, netball and cycling – during the Games.
Well done to all USC Elite Student Athletes who competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games!