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SRUC Brushes Opposition Aside at World Student Winter Games

Published Wednesday, 11th February 2015 in Study at SRUC news

Hazel Smith

Four SRUC students have spent the last six days curling for Great Britain at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Winter Games) joining 2,500 competitors from 50 nations in Granada, Spain.

There have been some spectacular wins with GB Men’s Curling winning five of their seven games played to-date beating Sweden 9-6, USA 5-4 and Canada 7-4. The ladies team played the host nation Spain on Saturday 7 February with a spectacular win 14-3; triumphed against Korea winning by 5 points; and on Sunday 9 February they won 8-6 against Sweden.

The semi finals and finals will take place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 February respectively. Keep up-to-date with their final scores on the BUCS website.

On the Men’s team were Agriculture graduate Kyle Smith, and Agriculture student Thomas Muirhead; and on the Ladies team were Sustainable Environmental Management student Laura Ritchie, and Activity Tourism Management graduate Hazel Smith.

The SRUC Students Association (SRUCSA) has been delighted to contribute funding to all four competitors, with SRUC Trust being topping-up the remaining funding for Laura Ritchie from Lanarkshire who was shortlisted for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Photo caption: Hazel Smith in action.

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