Meet Our Athletes

You’ve read the headlines and seen them on the field. Now, let’s learn more about our 2020 UTS Elite Athlete Program scholars.

Hugh Anstey catches up with his peers around campus to discuss their sporting success, hidden talents and favourite coffee order.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an elite fencer? Meet Dom Au-Yeung.

He's a member of the Australian Men's National Fencing squad and reigning UniSport National Champion for Men's Sabre. The Bachelor of Property Economics student also has a couple of other hidden talents up his sleeve.

Bec is a member of the Football Federation Australia Referee Panel. She made her centre referee debut in the W-League during the 2019/20 Season, whilst studying Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UTS.

Bec is part of UTS Sport's Elite Athlete Program. Established by Activate UTS, this program aims to support elite and emerging athletes studying at UTS.

Not many of us can say we're first in the world but Ben Tudhope sure can. UTS Sport caught up with him to chat about his career as an elite para snowboarder. 🏂

Ben's part of the Elite Athlete Program established by ActivateUTS (yes, us!), which aims to support elite and emerging athletes studying at UTS so they can win on the field and in the classroom.

Tiffany Ho has been around the world with her badminton career, so it's no surprise she's worked her way up to a #3 ranking in Australia! When she's on home soil, Tiffany studies Bachelor of Nursing right here at UTS. Can you guess which sport she'd play if it weren't badminton?

This is Jake Knott, current Vice Captain of the NSW Men's Ice Hockey Team. Jake had a superb season last year whilst maintaining his Bachelor of Economics studies, claiming awards for both the Most Valuable Player AND Highest Goal Scorer in the East Coast Super League competition, not bad!

Meet Michael McCrea, this B. Laws B. Comms student happens to be a pretty good rower too. Michael has competed at a national level, and even raced overseas, but he still loves nothing more than competing in teal for UTS! Can you guess how early his morning training sessions start? Tune in to find out!

Sonja Balic is UTS through and through, completing back to back B. Sport & Exercise Management & M. Sport Management degrees, all while maintaining a top 60 Australian tennis ranking! So, how often do these racquets break? Let Sonja tell you for herself.

Meet Tatum Bird. Tatum represents UTS in the National Aon Uni Sevens Rugby Series. In 2018, Tatum won the World Schools Sevens Tournament with the Aussie Youth 7s Team.

“UTS Sport, I think they just have your interests at heart, so if you’ve got dreams and you’re studying as well, they’ll help facilitate that.”

Bachelor of Education Bachelor of International Studies student, Jack Edwards is a sprinter from the UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics Club. He's a former Youth Commonwealth Games finalist, and an avid fan of the UniSport Australia National Championships.