2022 JCUSA Sport Nationals Representative Program Winners

This year, JCUSA Sport and Recreation had an outstanding crop of student athletes who applied for the 2022 JCUSA Sport Nationals Representative Program.

JCUSA Sport & Recreation are proud to announce Georgia Chambers, Adam Reynolds, Shannon Wong and Prue Peters as our 2022 JCUSA Sport Nationals Representative Program recipients.

Georgia Chambers

Georgia Chambers is a new student to JCU in 2022. 

Studying a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Georgia is talented student athlete across triathlon, athletics and cross-country. 

Georgia has competed at a national level for her age including the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in 2019 as well as the School Sports Australia Cross Country Championships (also in 2019) representing Tasmania.  Georgia was also selected for the Tasmanian team for both triathlon and cross-country at a national level in 2021 (although both competitions were cancelled due to COVID-19). 

In recent events (2022), Georgia finished 1st in the junior female class at the PacKings Greens Beach Triathlon (11th overall across all categories) and 1st in the junior female class (6th overall across all categories including 1st amongst all female competitors) at State Series Bridport Triathlon – both events held in Tasmania. 

Georgia’s intends to compete at various events throughout 2022 including UniSport Nationals, NQ Games and other National and Oceania Triathlon Championships with long term goals to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in 2024 and the Brisbane 2032 Olympics. 

We wish Georgia all the best and we look forward to supporting her this year.

Adam Reynolds

Adam Reynolds who has a wealth of experience in the sport of fencing. 

Studying a Master of Data Science, Adam has competed both nationally and internationally in his sport. 

While COVID-19 has affected the sport over the past two years, Adam has still been able to compete.  In 2021 Adam won a Silver Medal in Foil in the Veterans Class at the Australian National Fencing Championships in Melbourne, a Silver Medal in Foil (Veterans Class) at the Australian National Fencing Circuit in Brisbane and a Gold Medal (Veterans Class) at the Australian National Fencing Circuit in Adelaide. 

Adam aims to compete at the World Fencing Championships in the Veteran Class in 2022. 

Adam will be representing JCU at UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 held in Perth in September/October.

We wish Adam all the best and look forward to supporting him this year.

 

Shannon Wong

Shannon Wong is a well-known in both beach volleyball and indoor volleyball in Queensland. 

The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery student competed at a high level in 2021 including winning Gold at the North Queensland Cup as well as being named Most Valuable Player.  Shannon also won gold at the Townsville Classic event and was part of the team that won bronze at the Queensland State Championships Division 1 in October.  Shannon also competed in beach volleyball at the Great Barrier Reef Challenge, Townsville Beach Volleyball Clubs 2021 King and Queen of the Beach Tournament and the Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour in Townsville.

Shannon’s achievements in 2021 also earned her a Half-Blue Award at the inaugural JCUSA Sport Blues Awards. 

Shannon aspires to compete internationally in beach volleyball within the next 5 years. 

Shannon will be representing JCU at UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 held in Perth in September/October.

We wish Shannon all the best and look forward to supporting her this year.

 

Prue Peters

Prue is a new student to JCU in 2022. 

Studying a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Prue competes in both rugby league and rugby union. 

Throughout 2021, Prue competed at a state level for her age level.  This included representation in both the U17 and U19 CQ Capras Rugby League teams, shortlisted for the U17 QLD Country team as well as being part of the successful sides for her school and club in Rockhampton. 

In 2022, Prue has been selected for the U19 Townsville Blackhawks women’s side and the North Queensland Gold Stars Townsville satellite squad. 

Prue’s long term goal is to represent Australia in Rugby 7s or the Australian Jillaroos for Rugby League. 

Prue will be representing JCU at UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 held in Perth in September/October.

We wish Prue all the best and look forward to supporting her this year.

The JCUSA Sport Nationals Representative Program continues to be a valuable program to JCUSA Sport & Recreation, which is funded by Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF).  The program helps to support those students representing JCU at a high level in their chosen sport. 

JCUSA Sport & Recreation will continue to help support the students to compete for JCU at UniSport national events along with other events throughout 2022. 

Once again, we would like to congratulate Georgia, Adam, Shannon and Prue. 

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