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Brunel athletes head for Melbourne

They are:
Current students:
Laura Turner, (100 m and 4 x 100 m relay) who holds a BSc in Sports Sciences from Brunel and is a final year postgraduate, studying for an MSc Sport Sciences. She won the British University Sports Association (BUSA) championships in May and finished 5th in the World University Games, in May. She was victorious in the 2006 Brunel Sprint Grand Prix in 7.30s and the South of England Championships, also at Brunel, in 7.34s.
Ellie Spain (Pole Vault), currently studying part-time for an MSc in Sport and Education is the current BUSA champion. She is 4th on the UK list of all-time performances following her performance in Budapest (4.20m).
Emma Ania (100m and 4x100 m, relay), who is studying for an undergraduate degree in Medical Biology (BSc). She took the bronze medal in the 100 m at the national championships in 2005 and finished the season as the fastest sprinter in Britain (11.35s) which earned her a trip to the World Championships in Helsinki where she qualified for the quarter finals.
Joanna Davis (playing Hockey for Barbados), a final year student in Information Systems and Mathematics. Joanna has been part of the Brunel women's hockey team that has so far won all nine games this season.

Past students
Matt Douglas (400 m Hurdles) is Brunel Sports Sciences graduate and was on the former Department of Sport Sciences' Athlete-Scholar programme.
Julie Hollman (Heptathlon) is a BSc Sport Sciences with Geography and Environmental Issues graduate and was on the former Department of Sport Sciences' Athlete-Scholar programme.
Scott Rider (Shot) is a BA Sport Sciences and Art graduate.
Other former students include: Nick Buckfield (Pole Vault) who studied Religious Studies and Sport Sciences; Kelly Sotherton (Long Jump; Heptathlon), is a former student in Sport Sciences with Leisure Management; Phillips Idowu (Triple Jump) and Gavin Thompson (10,000 m) are former Sport Sciences students. The final list of competitors is still being compiled.
Also, three members of the England Netball team, competing in the Games from, are members of the Brunel University-based Brunel Hurricanes: Chioma Ezeogu, Sonia Mkoloma and Abby Teare.

In the Turin Winter Olympics (February 10 to February 26) British luge record holder and former Brunel Sports Sciences graduate, Mark Hatton will be competing.

Prof Steve Hodkinson, Brunel Pro-Vice Chancellor, said: "We are delighted to have students and former students competing in the Commonwealth Games and the Winter Olympics. Brunel is the top University in London for sport and our world-class outdoor sports complex and indoor athletics facilities are tailor-made for elite athletes. We wish our students and the team every success."