Outstanding sports achievements honoured

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) has honoured a Leeds member of staff and student in its 2011 awards.

Former Assistant Direct of Sport, Dr Sue Jacklin, was recognised at the BUCS Annual Awards Dinner held at the University, for her outstanding contribution to Higher Education Sport.  Sue started her careeer at the University of Leeds Student Union in 1977 as Assistant Sports Administrator.  She spent the next 34 years working tirelessly to make a difference through sport for the students of Leeds and beyond.  Sue retired from the University this academic year and will be missed by all across the University.

Triathlon Scholar, Jonny Brownlee, won the BUCS Sportsman of the Year award. The award was given to Jonny in recognition of the incredible season he is having to date on the world triathlon stage, where he is currently ranked number 2 in the world behind his brother and Leeds alumnus Alastair Brownlee. His results this year include:

ITU World Championships Sydney: 2nd place
ITU World Championships Madrid: 2nd place
French Grand Prix Series: 3 podium finishes
Hyde Park Triathlon: 1st place

Both Jonny and Alastair have now satisfied the selection criteria for the 2012 Olympics.

The Awards Dinner was the culmination of the 2011 BUCS conference, at which over 300 delegates from 70 different institutions across the sporting sector were hosted by colleagues from Commercial Services, in what has been described by BUCS Chairman Ed Smith as "the best conference to date". 

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