25 September 2013

UniSA Sailing team at trainingEighty-six UniSA students are set to sprint, bounce, dig and kick their way to sporting success when they represent the University at the Australian University Games on the Gold Coast from September 29 to October 4.

UniSA’s AUG team members are participating in sports including taekwondo, sailing, volleyball and basketball, amongst 7000 competitors in what is the flagship event on the national university sporting calendar.

UniSA Sport manager Brett Hidson says students Katherine Perkas from basketball and Nathan McLeod from volleyball have been selected as UniSA’s team captains.

“Both Katherine and Nathan have been selected based on their leadership, hard work and long-term commitment to represent UniSA at the Games,” he says.

“Selection as a team captain is highly sought-after and regarded as an honour. Nathan and Katherine will get to represent UniSA at the opening ceremony and assist in management of the team.”

Katherine Perkas playing basketball for UniSAFor Katherine, 21, this will be her third Australian Uni Games. She has been playing basketball since she was seven, and has competed at district level for 10 years. She currently captains the Woodville Warriors’ Women’s Australian Basketball League team.

The 2013 Games will be Katherine’s final Uni Games as she will complete her degree this year.

“I feel very privileged to represent UniSA at this year’s Games,” she says.

“I am very happy to be able to lead UniSA and hope it will be a very successful Games. I’m planning to be a leader both on and off the court, to ensure we are all playing to the best of our abilities and being respectful.

“The Uni Games is a great competition to represent your university and be able to be involved in the social aspect as well.” 

UniSA will also be represented at the Australian University Rowing Championships in Ballarat from September 30 to October 4 with a team of 12 people.

Media contact: Kelly Stone office 8302 0963 mobile 0417 861 832 email Kelly.stone@unisa.edu.au

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